Braille Book Review

November-December 1997
In Brief

Newsstand

The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. Items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program, and their listing does not imply endorsement.

Braille Revival League releases 1998 Braille Literacy Packets

The Braille Revival League has produced its 1998 Braille Literacy Month Packet (January 1998) containing numerous resources for conducting a wide variety of braille literacy activities. The packet includes large-print information on the history of braille, recommendations for possible braille literacy projects, a sample proclamation, assorted braille literacy posters, information on the Braille Revival League, a bibliography of books about Louis Braille, a public service announcement, and other useful information. The material is also provided on an IBM-compatible 3.5-inch diskette that is included in the packet. The diskette contains ASCII, WordPerfect 5.1, and braille-translated files of the print content. In addition, there is a braille listing of the package contents. The packet is available for $5 to cover the cost of production and mailing. Send checks to the Braille Revival League, c/o Kim Charlson, President, 57 Grandview Avenue, Watertown, MA 02172-1634. You may also call (617) 926-9198 or e-mail kcharlson@acb.org

Louis Braille Center has new address

The Louis Braille Center can now be contacted at 320 Dayton Street, Suite 125, Edmonds, WA 98020. The center's new phone number is (425) 776-4042. The Louis Braille Center is a nonprofit organization that provides moderately priced braille books, braille instruction, and braille transcribing services.

National Braille Press releases Windows reference and cookbook

The Ten-Minute Guide to Windows 95 and Betty Crocker and Gold Medal Product Preparation Directions and Recipes are now available in braille from the National Braille Press. The Ten-Minute Guide to Windows 95 is a three-volume reference that provides step-by-step instructions for performing basic operations. It includes keyboard commands and screen descriptions for the popular operating system. In the Betty Crocker and Gold Medal Product Preparation Directions and Recipes, General Mills has compiled package directions for many of its products including Bisquick, Betty Crocker, and Hamburger Helper. It consists of two braille volumes. For more information write the National Braille Press, 88 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115 or call 1-800-548-7323.

Seedlings 1998 catalog available

Seedlings Braille Books for Children announces that its new catalog is available. It features more than three hundred titles, including thirty-eight new ones. To order, write Seedlings, P.O. Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924, or e-mail seedlink@aol.com. You can also visit its web page at http://www.22cent.com/seedlings

Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine Offered on Cassette

NLS is offering Asimov's Science Fiction magazine on cassette rather than flexible disc in addition to the children's, young adult, and foreign-language audio magazines that were announced earlier this year. These magazines kick off a transition to the new format for all audio magazines. NLS plans to continue the transition in January 1999, changing another group of flexible-disc magazines to cassette. It is expected to take three to four years before all NLS recorded magazines will be available on cassette.

The complete list of magazine titles appears in the Magazines section of this issue and includes information about the number of issues and format of each title.

Newsstand

The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. Items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program, and their listing does not imply endorsement.

Audio Book Club

The AudioBook Exchange Club offers 600 commercially produced cassette book titles. An annual membership fee of $10 entitles customers to an unlimited number of tape rentals for $4.50 each plus shipping and handling. Members can also purchase titles at a discount off the retail price. For more information, contact AudioBook Exchange Club, 867 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002, telephone (201) 339-0330, fax (201) 339-2529, or Website http://members.aol.com/AudioBEC/ABEC.html

Disaster Preparedness

A two-cassette audio booklet titled Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities is available from the American Red Cross. The publication is designed to help people who have physical, visual, auditory, or cognitive disabilities prepare for natural disasters and their consequences. It includes sections on understanding disasters, disaster supplies, making your home or office safer, and creating a personal support network. The audio cassette set costs $5 and can be purchased from local American Red Cross chapters.

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