The Idaho Falls Snake River Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind held their fifth annual book fair at Barnes and Noble Saturday.
The federation took donations and gave information to the public. The group said they want to spread awareness in the community.
They say they want to encourage others who are blind to join the Snake River Chapter. Group members said that parents and newly-blind citizens in the area are uneducated on their options. Local NFB Vice President Sandy Streeter says braille is becoming a more important technique, bringing the blind community together.
“I have been reading and writing braille since I was in the second grade and I cannot imagine what it would be like to not have my braille. To me, it would be like taking your pen and pencil away and making you only depend on technology.”
The group made braille bookmarks for customers and read braille books to children. A percentage of all Barnes and Noble sales will go toward scholrships and other activities for the federation.