Andrew Heiskell Library January Links and Announcements
This month's links focus on disability rights, along with some useful services.
The White House Disability Group holds monthly calls to update the public on various issues related to disabilities.
To listen in:
Dial-in number: (800) 230-1093
Title: Disability Call (use instead of code)
For live captioning (at time of call) go to the event page.
American Association of People with Disabilities Justice for All Blog.
Calendars in Alternate Formats: A list of sources.
Reelabilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival; February 3-8, 2011.
President Obama signed the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act into Law. This law "will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology."
NFB-NEWSLINE announces the NLS DTB Downloader! Newsline subscribers can now download audio versions of newspapers, magazines, and more, and play them on their NLS Digital Talking Book Machine.
People who are unable to complete their tax return because of a physical disability may get assistance from an IRS office, or through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by IRS. Taxpayers can find a nearby location by calling 1-800-906-9887. For more information, go to the irs.gov Accessibility page.
Apps4Android: Enhancing Accessibility for People with Disabilities.
Top BARD download in December was The Confession by John Grisham DB 71850.