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Andrew Heiskell Library Links We Loved in March 2011

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From inspiring stories to the latest in assistive technology, we've got it all! Here are the links and announcements we posted on Facebook and Twitter for March.

The New York Times covered our Unseen Dance program, presented by the No-See-Ums.

Online survey for people with disabilities: "Under the new 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created the "Emergency Access Advisory Committee" (EAAC) to work on 9-1-1 accessibility issues. The EAAC is now conducting this survey to better understand how people like you use 9-1-1 services now and how you want to access these services in the future." Americans over 13 years of age who are seniors or who have disabilities are invited to fill out the survey by April 24, 2011.

 
"Making Photos without Seeing: Blind Photographer Pete Eckert": includes a brief video on how he creates his photographic art.
 
 
The Whitney Museum of American Art: Access Services and Programs makes its collections and programs accessible to people with disabilities, including verbal imaging and touch tours.
 
Look Tel Money Reader: iPhone app reads aloud US currency denominations.
 
 
 
Mitsubishi Elevator Detects Wheelchair Users, Can Be Voice-Controlled: These voice-activated elevators would allow blind and visually impaired persons to use them without needing to press buttons. The company hopes to get them into hospitals and nursing homes in the coming year.
 
 
Find Wheelchair Accessible Places. The site is currently in beta.
 
Award-Winning Books about Kids with Disabilities. We have After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick (BR 18878, DB 70791) [NYPL]
 
Choice Magazine Listening will be switching to a quarterly format, beginning with the Spring issue in April.
 
February 's top BARD downloads were: John Grisham's The Confession - DB 71850 [NYPL], James Patterson's Private - DB 71593 [NYPL], and Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - DB 67759 [NYPL].

 

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