In August, we had the great honor to welcome Alieu Jaiteh and his teaching partner, Mariama, for a tour of our office and the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library. Alieu is the founder of Start Now, a training program for blind people in Banjul, The Gambia. He is also the winner of the 2019 Holman Prize, which will enable him to provide eighty blind people with rehabilitation training in rural Gambia. Alieu is also a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni. We were excited to show Alieu and Mariama the services that ABLE and WTBBL provide for our patrons.
In September, the ABLE Board of Directors brought together friends and colleagues for a tour of the newly remodeled ABLE office. Staff and volunteers demonstrated the process of making braille, tactile and audio materials. One of the highlights of the evening was a tour of the Milwaukee Public Library Green Roof. What a treat! If you would like a tour of the ABLE office, give us a call at (414) 286-3039. For tours of the MPL Green Roof, check out the MPL website or call (414) 286-TOUR (8687).
October found us gathering on a clear, crisp autumn day to celebrate White Cane Day 2019. ABLE had the privilege of brailling the White Cane Day proclamations from both Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett so that they could be read by blind children.