NFB-NEWSLINE is a free service available to anyone who is blind, visually impaired or print-disabled. It offers 400 publications to choose from, including 9 National Newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, 14 Breaking News sources such as CNN, BBC and ESPN Online, 14 International papers including Financial Times and Vancouver Sun, as well as 43 magazines like Family Circle, Time, Smithsonian, Reader’s Digest and more. NFB-NEWSLINE® also offers at least two newspapers for every state, and some states carry many more. A complete list of publications offered on NFB-NEWSLINE® can be found on our website: https://nfb.org/participating-newspapers . Another feature of NFB-NEWSLINE® is the localized weather alerts. A blind person can hear the emergency tones but will be unable to read the messages scrolling across a TV screen. With NFB-NEWSLINE’s emergency weather alerts, when a subscriber hears the tones, he or she can sign into NFB-NEWSLINE and the weather report will be read on the spot. Any available weather alerts will be provided as soon as the subscriber signs into NFB-NEWSLINE. NFB-NEWSLINE also has TV listings, job listings and retail ads. NFB-NEWSLINE’s wide array of publications and announcements can be accessed anytime, on the subscriber’s schedule, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are a variety of ways to access. Subscribers can use a touch-tone telephone, or they can access the service via the website, On Demand emails, using portable players, such as the NLS Digital Player, or even via their iPhone, iPad or iPod! And it’s always free.
Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center
Talking Books are a free public library service for the visually, physically, and reading disabled. The Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center is part of the Athens-Clarke County Library and the Georgia Library for Accessible Services. For more information about our service, please visit our website.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
If you would like to see what improvements will be made to the software during the upgrade, please watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt9HIQkBTVo.
The PINES outage will not affect Talking Book operations.
Friday, January 9, 2015
To read Austin's story, please visit http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/dallas-county/2014/12/19/yoga-classes-for-visually-impaired/19987167/.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Read more about Judge Bernstein here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/28/blind-judge-michigan-supreme-court_n_6386842.html
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Give someone the gift of reading in 2015 and share Talking Books! Staff members are available to give presentations or send out information packets - just give us a call at 1-855-583-2822!
Monday, December 29, 2014
(1) If you have not already set up a BARD account, apply at https://nlsbard.loc.gov.
(2) Search for books through the BARD website, and click "Add to My Wish List" for selected titles.
(3) Download the BARD Mobile app from the iTunes store onto your device: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586?mt=8.
(4) Log into BARD through your device.
(5) Click "Get Books", then "Wish List".
(6) Download book(s) to your device.
For more detailed instructions, please consult the BARD Mobile User Guide at https://nlsbard.loc.gov/apidocs/BARDMobile.userguide.iOS.current.html.
BARD Mobile for Android is not currently available, but is expected in 2015.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
You are welcome to leave your book requests on our voicemail at 1-855-583-2822 or email@example.com.
The Talking Book Center staff wishes you and yours a very happy holiday season!
Monday, December 22, 2014
DB 66499 - A Deadly Vineyard Holiday, Philip R. Craig (Cozy Mystery)
DB 40321 - A Holiday of Love, Judith McNaught (Short Story, Romance)
DB 69899 - A Simple Christmas, Mike Huckabee (Inspirational)
DB 16059 - Callooh! Callay! Holiday Poems for Young Readers, Myra Cohn Livingston (Poetry, Grades 4-7)
DB 55831 - Celebrations: The Complete Book of American Holidays, Robert J. Myers (Holiday)
DB 63535 - Chocolate Holidays, Alice Medrich (Cookbook)
DB 62028 - Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season, National Public Radio (Short Stories)
DB 23630 - Angelina's Christmas, Katharine Holabird (Animals, Grades K-2)
DB 52929 - Skipping Christmas, John Grisham (Bestseller)
DB 43548 - The Christmas Tree, Julie Salamon (Bestseller)
There are many more books available on BARD! If you need help with setting up an account or downloading books, please contact your Talking Book Library.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
In order to apply for a currency reader, visit http://www.moneyfactory.gov/uscurrencyreaderform.html and print out an application. If you are not a Talking Books patron, you will need to have the form certified. If you are already enrolled in the Talking Books program, simply note that on the application.
If you have any questions about the currency reader, please visit http://www.moneyfactory.gov/uscurrencyreaderpgm.html or call the Bureau of Engraving and Printing at 1-844-815-9388. The Talking Book Center also has a currency reader on display if you would like to come by and see it!
Friday, December 12, 2014
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Thursday, January 1
Please order books now to stock up for the holidays!
And remember that BARD is always available for downloading books. If you need help setting up a BARD account or using the service, please contact the Talking Book Center at 855-583-2822.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
1. Log into BARD using your existing (old) email address/User ID.
2. On the main page, scroll down to the "Additional Links" section, and click on "Update Account Settings".
3. Choose the second option, "Click this link to change your email address".
4. Enter your new email address twice, then click "Submit".
Once you update your email address, you need to reset your password. This is an essential security measure.
5. An email will be sent to both your old and new email address verifying the change.
6. Check your new email account for a temporary password.
7. Log in with your new User ID and the temporary password provided by email.
8. Change your password.
If you have any questions, please contact your Talking Book Library.
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