NFB CT Announces Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Program for August, 2016

 SAVE THE DATEBELL AcademyBraille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning The National Federation of the Blind of CTIs Ringing The BELL Again This Year!August 8 – 12, 2016Beth Rival, State CoordinatorLocation:First Church Of Christ250 Main Street, Wethersfield, Connecticut The National Federation of the Blind of CT will once again host a week-long Braille Enrichment fo...
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Accessible apps for Smart Phones

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) has gathered a list of accessible apps for both iOS and Android smart phones.  This list is an excellent reference tool to readily locate a wide variety of apps covering a number of relevant topics, including digital book readers, IBooks, education and reference, independent living, and much more.  Four files are given b...
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BARD Mobile App iOS, Version 1.1, Link to the User Guide

The BARD Mobile app iOS, version 1.1, enables NLS patrons to download audio and braille books, magazines, and music scores directly to their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, provided they have a BARD account. A refreshable braille display is required to read downloaded braille materials. The user guide is available in the Help section of the app and online in HTML format at: https:...
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BARD Mobile App for iOS Devices, Ver 1.1, Now Available

The BARD Mobile app for iOS devices, version 1.1, is now available at the App Store. This updated version of the app includes the following features: ·         Built-in sleep timer·         New setting that keeps device from sleeping while download is in progress·         Add to wish list directly from details screen·         Enhanced braille search function·         Improved V...
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BARD Mobile App Available for Kindle Fire Devices

The BARD Mobile application for Android devices, version 1.0.2, is now available at the Amazon Appstore for library staff and patrons who wish to install the app on a Kindle Fire device. Note that only second-generation Kindle Fire devices are equipped to run the BARD Mobile application. A list of acceptable Kindle devices is below, however, not all of these devices include acc...
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American Foundation for the Blind Announces New VisionConnect App

VisionConnect™ is a new, free, accessible app for iPhones and iPads from the American Foundation for the Blind that gives support to people losing their vision.  Use the app to provide information about vision rehabilitation services to individuals with vision loss and/or their families. VisionConnect™ provides:A directory of services searchable by service, zip code, and distan...
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New ADA Technical Assistance Document on Service Animals

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has published a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) technical assistance document that addresses people with disabilities and service animal protections. The document, “Frequently Asked Questions About Service Animals and the ADA,” can be viewed by going to: http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.htmlThis website contains all of...
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Digital Magazine Loan Periods Extended

In response to patron demand and the availability of more digital cartridges, the National Library Service (NLS) in February 2015 extended the loan periods for digital magazines on cartridges.  Since the beginning of the digital magazine program many patrons have voiced their dissatisfaction at the rather short loan period allowed by NLS with the basic comment that there wasn't...
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BARD Mobile Android App Now Available

The wait is over! The BARD Mobile Android App for Android devices, version 1.0, is now available at the Google Play store!The BARD Mobile App enables NLS patrons to download audiobooks and audio magazines directly to their Android devices, provided they have BARD accounts and are using devices running Android OS 4.1 or later. The user guide is available from the bookshelf of th...
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