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BARD Login Page Updated

Friday, September 5th, 2014

NLS says it has “improved the BARD login page. When you go to this page, focus now goes directly to the edit box where you type in your email address. This means you should immediately be able to press Enter if your screen reader requires it and type in your email address without having to first […]

Mobile Apps News

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Mobile Apps News written by Nichole Hennig is a twice monthly free newsletter on mobile apps, tips for using them in creative ways, and discounts on courses and ebooks. Read about “surprising ways that mobile apps are making information accessible to all.” And if you haven’t heard about it already, here’s a place to learn […]

BARD is offline

Monday, August 25th, 2014

As of August 25 at 1:24 pm on the BARD site, there is a message to all BARD users from Michael Martys at NLS (National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) that BARD is currently offline for system maintenance.

BARD Down Aug 22 1pm

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

NLSDownload says – This weekend there will be tests performed on a portion of the Library of Congress computer systems. For this reason, BARD will be shut down from 1:00 Eastern time on Friday August 22 until 6:00 PM Eastern on Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 15

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The 2014 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is May 15th.  On that day, designers, developers, usability professionals and everyone else is encouraged to take an hour to experience first hand the impact of digital accessibility. Use a mobile device to caption a video.  Follow YouTube or 3Play Media for Vimeo  information to add captions. Register to attend […]

BARD is Backup

Monday, April 28th, 2014

We’re happy to report that BARD is back in operation. Thank you for your patients. The BARD Technical Support Team

BARD is Down

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

BARD is currently down because of hardware issues. Staff is working on the problem, and BARD will return to service as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for the inconvenience. The BARD Technical Support Team NLS BARD Technical Support e-mail: Read the BARD FAQ at:


Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Recently, BARD members are reporting that they can’t log-in. They are not getting the save/open box when using the download link for screen readers users only and password reset emails aren’t going through. Members have reported experiencing no Open/Save screens using Firefox, IE and Safari with a screen reader. BARD members who experience these problems with […]

Instructions How to Subscribe to BARD magazines

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Here’s how to subscribe to a magazine: 1. Log into your BARD account. 2. Go to the Magazines by Title combo box, which is just below the heading that says, “Magazines by title.” 3. Choose the magazine to which you want to subscribe. 4. Tab to the Go button, and press Enter. A page listing […]

BARD Magazine Subscription Option

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The magazine subscription option gives BARD users the opportunity to subscribe to any magazine on BARD by selecting the Subscribe To [magazine title] button at the top of the magazine’s summary listing page. Issues of BARD-subscribed magazines will be automatically added to the member’s wish list as they become available. To unsubscribe, select the Unsubscribe […]

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