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We've got a grab-bag of links and articles for you this month.

Unseen Dance at the New York Public LibraryDana Salisbury and the No-See-Ums perform BARK, a dance for blindfolded audiences. Audience members experience the dance through their other senses. The group will perform at the Andrew Heiskell Library on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. For Adults Only.

Looking for a more accessible Twitter client? Qwitter has full support for the four major comercial screen readers, the open source NVDA screen reader, and sapi speech, and provides you with instant access to all aspects of the Twitter microblogging service.

Did you know Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were visually impaired? Learn more about your favorite President: ask us for his biography! Or read more about these three in Our Visually Impaired Presidents (from Fred's Head from APH).
Accessible Programs and Events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
From the Pew Research Center: Americans living with disability and their technology profile.
A report from AbledBody on the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference: New Apps Sizzle at ATIA 2011.
An Evaluation of C-Desk for Media, from AFB's Access World.
Ex-Photographer Flo Fox Not Losing Focus Despite Battle with Multiple Sclerosis: article in the New York Daily News.
Printed Photos the Blind Can "See."
George Shearing, the blind jazz musician and composer, and friend of the library, has died at the age of 91. Mr. Shearing wrote approximately 300 songs, performed with his George Shearing Quintet, and accompanied top singers, including Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, and Nancy Wilson. His memoir, Lullaby of Birdland, was named for his famous composition: DB 57996 (Download Only), RC 57996, BR 15308 [NYPL].
The top BARD download for January was Worst Case by James Patterson (DB 70893). [NYPL]

 

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