The goal of this project is to create a model for a collaborative, multi-state, accessible information community to the visually impaired. This project was originally conceived and developed by the Illinois State Library. Current project coordinators are the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library and the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library in Massachusetts.
The software being used to provide the InfoEyes service includes QuestionPoint software from the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) for management and email and Talking Communities software for live reference, text chat, and online meetings.
The following libraries have partnered together to make InfoEyes possible...
- Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Parent organization: Maryland State Department of Education, Department of Library Development and Services
- Maryland AskUsNow!
Parent organization: Maryland State Department of Education, DLDS (grant supervision)
- Massachusetts - Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library (Co-Coordinator)
Parent organization: Perkins School for the Blind
- Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library (Co-Coordinator)
Parent organization: Minnesota Department of Education
- Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
Parent organization: Washington State Library