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Ep. 82 "You Go For It" | Library Stories

Where does a person start if she is an immigrant in need of English and has recently lost her eyesight? Why, The New York Public Library, of course. Read More ›

When You *Can't* Look at the Sun: Exploring the Eclipse Through Touch & Sound

At the Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library, we’re always discovering new ways for patrons with all kinds of vision to explore information. As New Yorkers prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, here are a few ways to experience this rare event and other celestial phenomena in an accessible way.Read More ›

Blind Innovators Build a Bridge to Accessibility

In a world where Siri is happy to keep your calendar straight and Amazon Echo takes 24/7 requests for your favorite tunes, why not speak your mind to the blinking cursor in Microsoft Word?Read More ›

Listening Made Easier: Introducing BARD Express

the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) recently accepted the donation of a computer application for Windows that helps library patrons download braille and talking books and magazines in just a few steps. Read More ›

Join Blind Arduino Workshops at the Library

Andrew Heiskell Library is partnering with DIYAbility and the Blind Arduino Project to present hands-on workshops introducing youth and adults to nonvisual and adaptive techniques for coding and physical computing.Read More ›

Ep. 8 "Uniquely Empowering" | Library Stories

Chancey Fleet’s Library Story began as girl when she visited the Andrew Heiskell Talking Book Library for the first time. She tells about that first experience, and how it lead her to want to teach other visually impaired people to use technology to communicate.Read More ›

Announcing Bookshare: A New Partnership for Accessible eBooks!

NYPL is proud to announce a new partnership with Bookshare, making 370,000 accessible e-books free to patrons with print disabilities.Read More ›

Books We Know by Heart

Reading a book aloud to a child is one of life’s sweetest pleasures, and children sometimes ask to repeat the experience with the same book over and over. And over. And over.Read More ›

Down the Rabbit Hole

Lewis Carroll’s creative masterpiece turns 150 this fall, and NYPL is celebrating with a major exhibition—and, of course, with book recommendations.Read More ›

Update or Wait? Tips and Links to Help You Decide

At the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, patrons often ask us whether it’s a good idea to update to the latest new software release. We hope this post helps you think through your options and make the best decision you can.Read More ›

A Little Light Bibliotherapy

We asked our expert NYPL staff members to recommend books that helped them stay sane and navigate life in Gotham.Read More ›

Out of This World: Books About Interplanetary Travel

Our expert NYPL librarians recommend their favorite books about interplanetary travel.Read More ›

Celebrating the ADA

We asked our expert NYPL staff, “What’s your favorite book that features a protagonist with a disability, and why do you like it?”Read More ›

Meet Our Visible Lives Oral History Project Volunteers!

This is a guest post by Joanne Dillon, interviewer for Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience at Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.Read More ›

CSUN Recap: Accessible Tech for Workers and Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

In early March, I attended the 30th Annual International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, better known as CSUN. This conference is one of the year’s best opportunities to find out what’s new and interesting in accessible technology, from business to entertainment to emerging technologies and beyond. Read More ›

Our Patrons <3 Braille

Touching hearts with touchable, tactile Valentines at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.Read More ›

Dedicated Oral History Volunteers Restore Her Faith in New Yorkers

A guest post by Joanne Dillon, interviewer for Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience at Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.Read More ›

Visible Lives Oral History Experience: Playing the Hand She Was Dealt

This is a guest post by Joanne Dillon, interviewer for Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience at Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Joanne conducted her first interview for the project with storyteller Ann Chiapetta on Saturday, December 20. After you read her post, you can listen to Joanne's interview with Ann.Read More ›

We Know You Love to Talk About Books: Announcing the 2015 Reader's Den Online Book Discussion Schedule

Are you making your New Year's Resolutions? Is one of them to read more or to connect more with other readers? We would love to see you in the Reader's Den, NYPL's online book discussion, in 2015! Read More ›

My Interview with Daniel Aronoff: A Visible Lives Oral History Project Guest Blog

This is a guest blog post by Deena Greenberg, interviewer for Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience at Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Deena conducted her first interview for the project with storyteller Daniel Aronoff on Tuesday, November 18. After you read her post, you can listen to Deena’s interview with Daniel. Read More ›
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