The San Diego Public Library’s I CAN! Center

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The founder, president, and CEO of Pinnacle Hotels USA, Bharat Lall focuses on locating, acquiring, and regenerating underperforming hotels throughout the United States. A San Diego resident, Bharat Lall supports numerous city initiatives and entities, including the San Diego Public Library (SDPL).

In an effort to provide services that are accessible to those with disabilities, the SDPL created the I CAN! Center. Located on the central library’s first floor, the I CAN! Center offers a range of programs, services, resources, and professional help so people with disabilities can use the library in a comfortable environment.

Equipped with 16 computers, each with enlarged screens and assistive software, the I CAN! Center also hosts two private study areas. Moreover, it features not just a number of large print and Braille books, but also e-readers and digital talking books.

Service animals are welcome at the I CAN! Center, which also operates a free library-by-mail service for people with significant visual impairments that prevent them from traveling to the library.

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San Diego Public Library Hosts Glorious Graphite Art Exhibit

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Bharat Lall, MD, is based in San Diego, California, and serves as president and chief of Pinnacle Hotels USA. Dedicated to his hotel guests and local community, Dr. Bharat Lall contributes to charitable causes such as the San Diego Public Library.

The San Diego Public Library offers local artists opportunities to show their work and connect with the community. Its branch, the San Carlos Friends of the Library, will organize a pencil works showcase for local artists working with graphite. The artists will attend the reception to speak with the public and discuss their works. The award-winning roster includes Hazel Waters, Gary Dyak, Scott Trimlett, Drew Brandish, Marty Armstrong and Loretta Deczynski. The event will be held in the community room of the San Carlos Branch Library on October 15th from 12 to 2pm.

The San Diego Public Library’s Services for People with Disabilities

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San Diego Public Library
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Dr. Bharat Lall serves as the CEO and president of Pinnacle Hotels USA, Inc., a San Diego-based hospitality corporation that specializes in acquiring underperfoming hotels in strategic locations and helping them generate higher revenue. On top of his executive work at Pinnacle Hotels, Bharat Lall, MD, actively donates to the San Diego Public Library, a disability-friendly space.

Comprised of 35 branches, the San Diego Public Library caters to around 1.3 million people in the San Diego metropolitan area. To provide a safer, more comfortable and inclusive learning environment for all users, the library enables people with disabilities to use its resources through its OliverMcMillan I CAN! Center.

Located on the central library’s first floor, the OliverMcMillan I CAN! Center provides services, programs, and professional assistance to persons with disabilities. This includes two private studies and assistive technology that includes, but is not limited to, enlarged screens, disability-friendly software, and adjustable tables. Apart from these amenities, the center also provides e-readers, Braille books, and digital talking books for library visitors with visual impairments.

These services are available during the library’s operating hours. For more information on the San Diego Public Library’s services, visit www.sandiego.gov/public-library/services.