Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Salford Community Leisure Video

As a regular service user of books@home, a mobile library resource provided by Salford Libraries for those living with disabilities in the local area, I was invited to be a part of a filming session to highlight what the service provides to someone like me living with a severe visual impairment.

The books@home team and I demonstrated how the service works; with monthly deliveries from a member of the team providing books in an audiobook, large print or MP3 format and presented in your own individual canvas bag. Each new title and blurb within your bag is read out and you are invited to request any particular books for the next month, or discuss a genre that you would like to explore further. The staff eventually know which authors and titles you will most enjoy, with a few surprises thrown into the mix as well! The following month, the previous books are exchanged for a new collection to enjoy over the course of the next 4 weeks. The service is free and you can receive as little or as many books as you'd like.

The final film, encompassing a whole range of services within Salford Community Leisure, can be viewed by clicking on the video below. The books@home segment can be seen from 1:28 to 1:35.

It was a pleasure to film with the books@home team and members of Salford Community Leisure and I would like to say a big thank you for inviting me and my Guide Dog to be a part of the project!

You can learn more about what Salford Community Leisure provides by visiting their website here