The BARD Mobile App has arrived for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users! You must have version 4.3 or higher of the iOS operating system to use the app. This is such great news for us and for our members. You can now enjoy your Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) audiobooks, audio magazines and Braille files on your Apple mobile device.
The deadline for academic scholarships from the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is quickly approaching. The application deadline is March 31st, 2014. Need more information? Visit the NFB web site at https://www.nfb.org/scholarships
We join the world to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here is a link to a NPR story on Dr. King's "Mountaintop" speech delivered on April 3rd, 1968 in Memphis. It was his last speech. Dr. King was assassinated the next day. This link has an audio news story and an audio excerpt from the speech.
If the holidays brought you a new iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and you do not know where to get started, AppleVis is here to help you. AppleVis is the web site of a user group of blind and visually-impaired people who have Apple devices.
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.