Braille Book Review

July-August 1999

In Brief


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.

New releases. The 1999 Area Code Handbook, covering national and international cities and states, is available from the National Braille Press (NBP). The information was provided by Lucent Technologies for this two-volume braille publication, which was released in March 1999 and costs $8.95.

The Menopause Guidebook is also available from NBP. It discusses the types of hormone replacement therapy, their side effects, who should take them, and why they should be considered. Underwritten by the North American Menopause Society, the cost for the two braille volumes is $6.

Shapely-CAL, developed by Creative Adaptations for Learning (CAL), is a book of poetry--in large print and braille--as well as a book of tactile graphics. It is designed to teach blind children about squares, triangles, circles, and wavy lines. Shapely-CAL literally rises up to introduce children to the shapes that make up the world--from raindrops to footballs. The single volume is available from NBP for $36. The Teacher and Parent Guide is $5 more.

To order any of the above listed items, write the National Braille Press, 88 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115 or call 1-800548-7323.

The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) announces new publication. The Braille Code for Chemical Notation, 1997, is now available from the American Printing House for the Blind. The order number for braille is 5-16900-00 and the order number for print is 7-16900-00. The cost is $16.00 each. To request copies, call 1-800-223-1839 and press 1 for "sales."

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