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Veterans’ Benefits Talking Books

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) produced a bibliography of general and resource guides on Veterans’ Benefits. Click here for the link.

New Releases to Audio-Described DVD Collection

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

The Spring 2015 New Releases to the Audio-Described DVD Collection catalog has been published in large print. This publication lists 90 newly acquired DVD titles housed in the Perkins DVD collection that are available to RI Talking Books Plus (TBP) members. The new releases  include The Book Thief and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Spring 2015 DVD catalog is […]

Learn How to Describe Pictures in Picture Books

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Check out the video on Great Expectations which “brings popular picture books to life for blind children using a multi-sensory approach — songs, tactile play, picture descriptions, body movement, engaged listening — all designed to promote active reading experiences for children with visual impairments. Learn how to describe a picture in a book, how to explore a […]

Victor Reader Stream Monthly Chat

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

For Talking Books Plus members using a Victor Reader Stream, Joshua Hendrickson announced on bardtalk a monthly Victor Stream Chat. The live chat takes place the second Wednesday of every month at 9:00 pm. The number to call for the chat is (605) 562-0020. The nine digit meeting ID is 255-396-424. The next chat is scheduled […]

National News October December 2014

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

News is a publication of the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS.) The October-December 2014, Vol. 46, No. 4 issue features – Blind Pianist Justin Kauflin and his use of the Music collection of NLS; Blind Author, Sue Martin who shares her story about rehabilitation from sight to blindness and raises awareness of […]

Be My Eyes App Jan 15 release

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

An app called be my eyes, which connects blind people who need assistance with sighted volunteers through their iPhone’s back facing camera, is due for release on the 15th of January. You can find out more about it by visiting the website: www.bemyeyes.org Source: bardtalk Wed 1/14/2015 7:59 AM

Walmart adds ScriptTalk at local pharmacies

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Walmart has made ScripTalk available to its mail order pharmacy customers for the past 2 years and will now implement ScripTalk at any of their local pharmacies when a customer requests it. All the customer has to do is ask their local pharmacist for audible prescription labels. If the pharmacist is not familiar with the […]

NFB NEWSLINE service

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Hello. My name is Scott White and I’m the Director of NFB-NEWSLINE. NFB-NEWSLINE is a free service available to anyone who is blind, visually impaired or print-disabled. It offers 400 publications to choose from, including 9 National Newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, 14 Breaking News sources such as CNN, BBC and […]

Accessible Mobile Reading Apps

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

A 2014 Guide to Accessible Mobile Reading Apps from NLS This reference publication describes software applications (apps) for mobile devices or phones that can be used by consumers who are visually impaired to read books, newspapers, magazines, or other print material. These apps convert digital text to speech or provide braille output to a compatible […]

ScripTalk Labels free for CVS/caremark blind members

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Woonsocket, Rhode Island (January 5, 2015) – CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it now offers the ScripAbility prescription accessibility system through its mail service pharmacy to CVS/caremark members who are blind or visually impaired. The system includes ScripTalk talking prescription labels as well as braille and large print labels. In March of this […]

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