Braille Book Review

May-June 2012

In Brief

Newsstand

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.

Online education on diabetes and vision impairment

The Carroll Center for the Blind offers Diabetes and Visual Impairment: A New View for Patients and Families through its online education center, http://carroll.org/online-courses. External link The course, developed by a registered nurse with thirty years of experience as a diabetes educator, is designed to supplement information provided by your physician. Registration is required. For more information, call (617) 969-6200, ext. 224, or e-mail brian.charlson@carroll.org.

Pedestrian Safety Handbook updated

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) recently released an updated version of its Pedestrian Safety Handbook, originally published in 1999. The publication includes a guide to advocating for pedestrian safety improvements that discusses specific regulations. Case studies of successful efforts are included in an appendix. The handbook can be found online at www.acb.org/node/625. External link

Hadley School launches blinded veterans initiative

The Hadley School for the Blind, in Winnetka, Illinois, is recruiting blinded veterans from across the country to enroll in its Adult Continuing Education Program. As part of the Blinded Veterans Initiative, veterans may receive free distance education on subjects such as business and entrepreneurship, independent living skills, and braille literacy. For more information call 1-800-323-4238 or visit www.hadley.edu/veterans.asp. External link

Affordable computers available for blind or visually impaired users

The Texas Center for the Visually Challenged (TCVC) offers refurbished computers to blind and visually impaired residents of the United States and Canada in exchange for $100 donations. Computers are customized for accessibility and come with speakers, a sound card, and a demo copy of the screen reader Window-Eyes, as well as audio and large-print tutorials. For more information, visit the TCVC website at www.computersfortheblind.net External link or call Bob Langford at (214) 340-6328.

Accessible Sudoku game available from Perkins

The Perkins School for the Blind is offering its wooden Sudoku set, which has tiles labeled in both braille and large print, for $79. For more information, visit the Perkins online store at http://www.perkins.org/store/ External link or e-mail PerkinsProducts@Perkins.org.

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