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FEMA Region I Disability Integration Newsletter

Friday, September 9th, 2016

The Fall 2016 edition of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region I Disability Integration Newsletter offers resources for planning and responding to adverse weather and other emergency situations.  FEMA is committed to ensuring inclusive and accessible emergency management programs and services. The Newsletter is online.

Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities or Access and Functional Needs It’s hurricane season in Rhode Island and the Atlantic Coast. Are you prepared for a weather emergency? If you, or someone you know, has a disability or access or functional needs, be sure to take additional steps to stay safe, healthy, mobile, and independent […]

FEMA Region I, Disability Integration Newsletter

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

A new issue of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region I Disability Integration Newsletter is available. Under the leadership of Paul Ford, Regional Administrator, FEMA Region I is committed to ensuring inclusive and accessible emergency management programs and services. Read the Disability Integration Newsletter online. Contact Kate McCarthy-Barnett, Regional Disability Integration Specialist, if you […]

Braille calendar with moon phases

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) produces the APH InSights Art Calendar 2016: Large Print-Braille. A full color calendar, it features holidays and moon phases as well as the artwork of visually impaired artists.

National System down over weekend

Friday, August 28th, 2015

All Library of Congress data systems and websites will be offline for equip­ment maintenance from 5:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, August 28, 2015, through 8:00 a.m. EDT, Monday, August 31, 2015. NLS (National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) services to the public affected include: Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) BARD mobile (downloading and […]

Emergency Planning for People with Disabilities

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

From FEMA- The Ad Council and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have launched a new public service advertisement (PSA) to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. While the PSA targets all communities, We Prepare Every Day is the first in a series of videos that aim […]

BEP has Mobile Apps

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has currency identification mobile apps developed on the iOS and Android platforms. EyeNote version 2.0 developed by BEP was built on the Apple iOS platform and is downloadable from the Apple App Store. This app utilizes VoiceOver. IDEAL Currency Identifier developed by the Dept of Education in collaboration with BEP […]

uSound (Hearing Assistant)

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Sharing this information with our Talking Books Plus members who are using a smartphone to download talking books from our collection. Would love to know if  members are using the uSound app and what they think. The information I am passing on says – Some people have trouble with specific frequencies and this app, operating through a […]

2015 Summer Reading for All Ages

Friday, June 26th, 2015

This summer’s statewide library reading theme for young readers is “Every Hero Has a Story.” The teen’s reading theme is “Unmask” while the adults’ theme is “Escape the Ordinary.” Preschooler, young reader, teen and adult resource books following the summer theme can be found on the Talking Books Plus (TBP) 2015 SRP (Summer Reading Program) Reading Lists. Young readers can register […]

NLS Facebook page is live

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

The NLS Facebook page went live at The new page will carry messages about the NLS collections, services, and activities. NLS invites you to “like” the page and help them spread the word about it. Check back often to learn what is new at NLS – and join the conversation! Talking Books Plus at […]

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