Braille Book Review

September-October 2012

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. The items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program and their listings do not imply endorsement.


NFB-NEWSLINE subscribers may now use NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile, a free app, to access newspapers, magazines, and television listings through their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. For more information about the app, visit

Accessible museum tours in New York City

The Whitney Museum of American Art and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), both in New York City, offer accessible tours that incorporate both verbal description and the opportunity to touch objects in the museums' collections.

The Whitney's free tours last ninety minutes and are held monthly or by request. To obtain more information e-mail or call (212) 570-7789.

Science Sense tours at the AMNH are free with museum admission and take place approximately once per month. Upcoming tour topics include Mexico and Central America, on October 18; vertebrate origins, on November 11; and primitive and advanced mammals, on December 12. Advance registration is required. To obtain more information e-mail or call (212) 313-7565.

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