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Andrew Heiskell Library's November Announcements and Links

As part of our monthly series, we're sharing highlights from our postings on Facebook, featuring updates from the National Library Service, news about our programs, and links to sites we thought interesting and useful. You can follow us on Facebook to get all our updates as we post them.

And now you can get updates as we post them even if you aren't a member of Facebook. Read NewsLion Extra, our new Tumblr blog. 

In October, President Obama signed the 21st Century Comminications and Video Accessibility Act. The new law “requires smart phones, television programs and other modern communication technologies" to be accessible to people with vision or hearing loss.

Want to streamline your BARD downloading? You might want to try CDesk for Media.

Need to buy gifts for blind friends and family? Check out these ideas from a blind blogger. offers free serialized audiobooks in MP3 by new authors looking for exposure. It's a nicely laid out website, and you can access it through iTunes.

Travel Regulations from the Transportation Security Administration for Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions. 

ADA Standards for Accessible Design, from the Department of Justice.

The most popular BARD download for October was The 9th Judgment by James Patterson, 2010, DB 71272.

Here's a new book for techies and teachers: Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, 2009, DB 69778.


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