Vegas PBS unveiled a new children’s area in its Described and Captioned Media Center (DCMC) library that offers free resources for blind, deaf and children with special needs. With the support of a grant from Wells Fargo, Vegas PBS has expanded the DCMC with a new children’s area where early intervention providers can conduct parent/child interactive playgroup sessions, specialists can conduct evaluations and children can play safely while parents and caregivers visit the free-loan library.
The DCMC library distributes content for those who are blind/visually impaired, deaf/hearing impaired, and for those with autism or developmental delays. Materials are mailed direct to library members free-of-charge, including return shipping.
The generous grant from Wells Fargo made it possible for Vegas PBS to expand the DCMC with the new children’s area and funds additional table space where paraprofessionals, educators and caregivers accessing the DCMC can use materials strategically to reach learning goals, conduct small meetings and consult with children and adults addressing special needs.
Vegas PBS gives everyone in Nevada opportunities to broaden their horizons, and its free-loan library supports that mission through reading materials, videos, educational media and learning activities for all Nevadans, including those with unique learning needs.
“Those who have learned about us value and use our library resources,” said Dr. Niki Bates, Director of Educational Media Services at Vegas PBS. “Patrons are telling other organizations and families about our services and bringing them in to visit our library. We have new clients visiting our library every week. Now, thanks to the generous grant from Wells Fargo, we will be able to provide additional important services for visitors to our library.”
About Vegas PBS’ Described and Captioned Media Center
The Vegas PBS Described and Captioned Media Center is a grant-funded free-loan library serving those with special needs through the state of Nevada. Vegas PBS offers a specialized collection of over 3,300 unique titles of educational media addressing autism, blindness, deafness and developmental delays.
For more information on the services provided by Vegas PBS through the DCMC, to create an account, or to order media, email DCMC@VegasPBS.org, call 702.799.1010 x5419 or visit VegasPBS.org/dcmc/media.
About Vegas PBS
Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to amplify the effectiveness of community organizations.
Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.
Vegas PBS provides outreach programs to assist students of any age, from childhood through adulthood; professional development services for teachers; online adult job training and education courses; career services and resources for veterans; literacy and health workshops for families; educational materials for those with disabilities; and 24/7 online access to content via an array of devices and media.