What I Need to Know
Have Your Say
Services & Support
Sustainability & Protection
Planning & Building
Investment & Industry
What We Are & Do
Where Interesting Happens
You are here
A cutting-edge light projection system has been unveiled at Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, to bring joy and connection to people of all ages – including children, the elderly, people suffering from dementia, people with a disability and their carers.
The state-of-the-art installation reflects Council’s unwavering commitment to fostering an environment that embraces diversity and accessibility within the City.
The Tovertafel, or magic table, is an innovative light projection device that brings interactive games and puzzles to life on flat surfaces.
Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said by promoting social interaction, cognitive development and physical movement, the Tovertafel creates a sense of joy and wellbeing to all who use it.
“We are thrilled to give our community access to such remarkable technology,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“It exemplifies our dedication to inclusivity, offering new opportunities for individuals of all abilities to connect, learn and enjoy shared experiences.”
This transformative technology has been meticulously designed to stimulate physical, mental and social activity, catering specifically to individuals with cognitive challenges such as dementia, autism and learning difficulties.
Lakemba resident, Stephen Manning, who cares for his elderly mother Betty, was able to experience firsthand the mental stimulation that the Tovertafel provided.
“My mum Betty had a lot of fun playing games on the magic table and it helped her to practice handeye coordination,” he said.
Council has always been committed to providing equal access to educational and recreational resources for all community members at its nine Library and Knowledge Centres.
“The Tovertafel perfectly aligns with this mission, as it offers a unique and engaging experience that breaks down barriers and encourages interaction among library visitors,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“It represents a significant step towards ensuring that every person can fully participate in community life.”
For more information about the Tovertafel and its availability, visit cb.city/Tovertafel
12/07/2023 4:19 PM