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Letter to The Editor: Tangipahoa library leads the way with compassion for disabled community
A donation of six computers will enhance how the Statewide Independent Living Council serves residents who are living with disabilities in the state of Louisiana.
As a council member of the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), I am so proud of Tangipahoa Parish Library and their generosity. When I asked Tangipahoa Parish Library Director Barry Bradford, and Ramon Wheeler, IT Network Administration, if they would consider donating laptop computers to the council, they agreed without hesitation and said they would certainly donate to this worthy cause.
My request was heard with open ears and their decision to act will now help people in need.
Within a matter of months, Bradford and Wheeler gathered six laptops to donate and presented them during this month’s SILC quarterly meeting. SILC Executive Director Jamar Ennis surprised the council with the presentation and it was a pleasant surprise, indeed.
The laptops will help the council provide essential resources for people with disabilities, such as access to assistive technology, online research, and online resources. The council was grateful for the donation and expressed their hope that more individuals and organizations would join the council in their efforts.
Bradford and Wheeler assured us that the Tangipahoa Parish Library would do what they could to be inclusive to individuals with disabilities in all the libraries throughout the state.
I asked Bradford and Wheeler to make the doors more accessible to people with wheelchairs and difficulties using their hands. They both assured me that the new library being buit in Loranger, La., will have accessible doors.
They agreed to make certain that all Tangipahoa libraries are more accessible for anyone with disabilities. This is an example of how Tangipahoa Parish is leading the way in compassionate and inclusive communities.