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Andrew Heiskell Library Best of May


We liked the following links this past month:

The Iowa Department for the Blind's blog, Blind Living, focusing on cooking, crafts, gardening, and more for people who are blind or have visual difficulties.

Books Open for Visually Impaired: Students in Pennsylvania team with the Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to record Talking Books. is a fully accessible eBooks site.

Blind Film Critic, Tommy Edison, is taking the Internet by storm. He has a YouTube channel, too.

Regal Entertainment Group, the largest theater operator in the United States, announced plans to increase accessiblity for blind, visually impaired, deaf, and hearing impaired moviegoers through digital camera technology.

Reading Braille is a Roll Away with the Snail Wheel: A device rolls over braille and converts it to speech, and then sends the recording to a bluetooth headset.

Improved Mouse Control for Users with Disabilities: The AIM Research Group at the University of Washington has developed software to make using a computer mouse easier for people with motor control problems.

Flying Blind offers an e-mail newsletter about accessibility technology for people with low or no vision. The newletter, distributed weekly, offers roughly 10 easy-to-read points, which can be drilled down by topic for more information. Feel free to check out and join their newsletter.

Dennis Hong: Making a Car for Blind Drivers.


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