Braille Book Review

September-October 2010

In Brief


The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program, and their listing does not imply endorsement.

Accessible software for popular smartphones

Smartphone users who are blind may now download three free software applications, all developed for Google’s popular Android smartphone operating system by IDEAL Group.

All three applications may be downloaded at  external link indicator

New tactile U.S. flag available

The Kansas Braille Transcription Institute (KBTI) of Wichita, Kansas, now offers a tactile U.S. flag on thermoform. The Pledge of Allegiance is featured in both large print and braille on the stripes. The 7.5 x 9.5-inch flag may be printed in color and embossed in either contracted or uncontracted braille. It costs $5 per copy. Other versions, including cast bronze and uncolored thermoform, are also available at different prices. Order online from KBTI at  External link indicator

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