Braille Book Review

November-December 2012

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 listings do not imply endorsement.

Toll-free diabetes helpline

The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation provides a toll-free helpline for non-emergency questions about the condition available from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday–Friday, Eastern Time. Call 1-800-941-4635 to speak to a registered nurse who is a certified diabetes educator. Typical questions concern blood glucose goals, nutrition, medication regimens, and finding a diabetes doctor or research center.

Braille music course

Hadley School for the Blind is offering a new braille music course. Braille Music Basics is designed for sighted or partially sighted individuals who want to transcribe print music into braille, teach braille music to students, or support a braille-reading musician. The five-lesson class, which is free, was created by musician and braille transcriber Ruth Rozen. Completion of Braille Music Basics Diagnostic, which assesses a person's ability to read print music and read and produce uncontracted braille, is a prerequisite for Braille Music Basics. For more information visit, External link call 1-800-526-9909, or e-mail

Descriptive-video movies available in Regal cinemas

Regal Entertainment Group, which owns and operates the largest movie theater chain in the United States, is providing descriptively narrated movies in its theaters nationwide. Closed-captioning and descriptive narration have been added to Regal theaters with the rollout of their digital cinema technology. Show times for descriptive-video and closed-captioned movies are listed by state at External link

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