"The Newman Library and the Baruch College Computing Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) co-sponsor a lecture by Mike Mellor, the writer of the authoritative biography of the Louis Braille. This event marked the library’s official opening of the traveling exhibition on loan from the National Braille Press. The twenty-panel display, in print and Braille, celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille. It takes a viewer through the highlights of Louis’s life, the Braille production process, and why Braille remains important today.
Karen Luxon Gourgey, Director of CCVIP, makes the opening remarks. Konstandinos Chalkias, Coordinator, CCVIP Demo Center and Lynnette Tatum, Training Specialist, CCVIP, demonstrate a penfriend labeling system. Arthur Downing, Chief Information Officer and Chief Librarian, Baruch College, introduces the speaker.
The event takes place on December 3, 2009, at the Baruch College Newman Conference Center, Room 750."