Braille Book Review

May-June 2004

In Brief

New NLS publications

The Reference Section has announced the availability of two revised publications.

The reference circular Physical Disabilities: Information and Advocacy Organizations 2003 updates and supersedes the June 1994 circular Physical Disabilities: National Organizations and Resources, No. 94-01. It is available in regular print and online at

A 2003 revision of the factsheet Sources for Purchase of Cassette Players and Player-Recorders Compatible with Recorded Materials Produced by the National Library Service (NLS) is now available in regular print and online at


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.

Hadley School offers free courses. The Hadley School for the Blind offers a wide range of accessible courses that allow students to study in their own homes, at their own pace, completely free of charge. Hadley offers more than ninety teacher-guided distance education courses--everything from braille and independent living skills to technology, academics, and leisure pursuits. Founded in 1920, the Hadley School's accredited program serves more than eight thousand students annually in all fifty states and ninety countries. Courses are offered in braille, in large print, on audiocassette, and online. Contact Hadley for more information or to enroll. Call toll-free 800-323-4238 or e-mail To learn more, visit

Internet access by telephone. InternetSpeech, Inc., offers a subscription service to individuals who may wish to access the Internet by phone, without a computer. Users may surf and browse web sites, search by key words, send and receive e-mail, and conduct e-commerce through the use of an interactive voice technology. Rates vary from $12 to $21 per month according to the program selected, with a one-time $20 set-up fee. To learn more, call (877) 312-4638 or (408) 360-7730, or visit

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