Magnusmode and Region of Waterloo Library Launch 5 Digital Guides

Posted on October 11, 2016
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Media Release

October 11, 2016

Waterloo, Ontario: Magnusmode is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Region of Waterloo Library (RWL) to develop Card Decks for the MagnusCards app. These Card Decks are designed to help individuals, particularly those with cognitive special needs, to manage and master everyday activities.

Region of Waterloo Library Launches Guides in MagnusCards

[Photo: MagnusCards the mobile app in a library setting.]

The RWL Card Decks include five different activities.

  • Asking for help
  • Finding an item(s) on the shelf and checking it out
  • Returning an item(s)
  • Searching the catalogue and placing a hold
  • Signing on to a computer

These Card Decks break down the activities into manageable steps and contain text descriptions with pictures, and audio.

“I’m delighted that the Region of Waterloo Library has embraced this type of technological innovation by partnering with the Magnusmode app,” said Les Armstrong, Chair of the Region of Waterloo Library Committee. “Supporting a literate community by creating opportunities for all residents to access resources for inspiration, education and quite simply fun is truly the heart of every library.”

Making some core library tasks more accessible offers greater opportunities for community involvement, social growth, exploration, and learning for people with autism and other cognitive special needs.

Download the Region of Waterloo Library Card Decks from the MagnusCards app Fun Category today!

Download MagnusCards on Apple's App Store

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For more information contact:

Andrew Dahmer
Community Manager | Magnusmode
519.804.5787, andrew@magnusmode.com
www.magnusmode.com

Kelly Bernstein MLIS APLL
Manager, Library Services | Region of Waterloo Library
519-575-4590 x3228, kbernstein@regionofwaterloo.ca
www.rwlibrary.ca

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