News stories about technology being developed to enhance the independence of people with physical impairments always inspire us. Here is news about an assistive technology innovation for people who do not have the use of their arms or legs due to tetraplegia.
All of us at TBBC are honored to serve our members. With simple words of kindness, we give and receive many acts of generosity each day. We wish all of our members and their families a most wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. To those celebrating the first night of Hanukkah, we light our candles in unity.
The accessible technology market is soaring. Mashable posted a news piece on ten new inventions to serve those with physical or vision impairments. This story is inspirational and high on the "cool technology barometer." Read the full news story here.
The well-known anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This certainly epitomizes the spirit of "Operation All the Way Home," a program for veterans created by a high school history teacher and students at Lancaster High in California.
For Blindness Awareness Month, TBBC is pointing you to an interesting documentary film that profiles many people who are losing their vision: "Going Blind." You will be inspired by their stories and by their strength as they learn to move through the world in a new way. Here is a link to the trailer of this film.
Are you having difficulty logging into the Braille and Audio Reading Download site (BARD)? There is no BARD access today due to the federal shutdown. We will notify you when it is available to our TBBC members.
The BARD Mobile App has arrived for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users! This is such great news for us and for our members who love the downloadable audiobooks, audio magazines and Braille files available from the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site.
September is Healthy Aging Month. All of us here at the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center want to share information with you on how you can protect your eyes. Here are several tips: