- Digital talking-book machine (DA1/DS1): $ 156.00
- Cassette book machine (C1): $ 300.00
- Headphones: $ 22.00
- Extension levers: $ 6.00
- Pillow speaker: $ 1.00
- Breath switch: $ 50.00
- Digital talking books (includes cartridge and container): $ 10.50 - $ 11.11
- Cassette books (per copy, includes container): $4.42 - $ 5.27
- Braille books (per copy): $31.00 - $ 121.16
- Magazines (per copy): $0.57 - $3.73
- Talking Book Topics: $0.31 - $0.48
- Braille Book Review: $ 0.44 - $ 2.84
- Mailing cartons (with packing materials): $ 2.75 - $8.74
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.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
The Talking Book Center can help you complete the form, but we cannot take your orders. These order forms are being returned to our magazine contractor so they can get you all the catalogs you request.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
You are welcome to send us an email at email@example.com or leave us a voicemail at 1-800-531-2063. You can leave book or machine requests and we will fill them on Friday.
Monday, October 19, 2009
The Northeast Georgia Self Advocacy Network (SAN) in cooperation with the Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living, Inc. will be hosting a Legislative Forum on October 27, 2009. The intent of the Forum is to educate the citizens of Region 5 (Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oglethorpe, Oconee, and Walton counties) about legislative activities and laws that affect services for individuals with disabilities and their family members.
If you are a resident of Northeast Georgia and have any concerns about laws, policies, and legislation which affect housing, transportation, employment, health care, and recreation for individuals with disabilities, please plan to attend this Forum.
We have requestsed the attendance of elected officials or candidates from all of the municipalities and counties in Region 5 and encourage you to be present to meet with them.
October 27, 2009
Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living
850 Gaines School Road Athens GA 30605
Further information will be provided by contacting the SAN at (706) 546-1020.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Also, don't miss the Medicare seminar presented by the Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging at 10:30! There will be valuable information about enrollment and someone there to answer any questions you may have.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Humanware introduces the new Victor Reader Stream Library Edition
In the United States, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) is offering digital books and magazines through Internet download. In addition, the old cassette books and magazines are gradually being replaced by the new digital book cartridges that will be mailed to library patrons. Digital book cartridges are about the same size as a single cassette but the entire book fits on only one cartridge. There is no need to manage multiple cassettes or change sides anymore! NLS will provide free digital book cartridge players to all patrons over the next several years.
Readers who want to experience the benefits of the new digital books right away may consider purchasing the Victor Reader Stream book player from HumanWare. This is a pocket size player capable of playing both the download digital books and the new book cartridges.
The new Victor Reader Stream Library Edition is so easy to use, it is ideal to play the new NLS book cartridges. It comes with a book cartridge holder that attaches to the back of the Stream and allows you to play the cartridge directly on the player. It is designed to detect and start playing the book cartridge when you insert it. It will even resume playing the book from where you left it the last time! The Stream also has a copy feature to copy the book cartridge to the memory card of the Stream allowing you to keep multiple books on your Stream at one time.
The NLS digital books are encrypted and you must apply to the NLS BARD web site to get an authorization file that when loaded to the Stream will provide the necessary digital decryption key to play both the download books and book cartridges. To learn more visit the BARD web site at: https://nlsbard.loc.gov. This is your starting point to apply for BARD service and authorization to play the books on the Stream.
The Stream can also play books from many other Internet sources such as RFB&D.org, Bookshare.org, Audible.com, and ReadHowYouWant.com. It also plays music and even has a built-in computer voice to play computer documents. It is also able to use this computer voice to render the NLS electronic Web Braille books as spoken audio. The Stream even has a feature to record voice notes. To learn more about the standard Stream or Stream Library Edition contact HumanWare at 1-800-722-3393 or visit the Stream page at http://www.Humanware.com/streamLE
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
The microchip would be implanted in the retina and connect wirelessly to a small camera built into the frame of a special pair of eyeglasses. When the microchip receives visual data from the camera, it would stimulate nerve cells to carry the information to the brain.
This procedure would not totally restore sight, but would allow a blind person enough vision to recognize faces and navigate a room. The research team hopes to begin human prototype testing within the next three years.
Friday, October 2, 2009
"Library patrons made 484,717 trips to Piedmont System libraries in the 2009 fiscal year, up from 328,990 trips in 2008. Computer use shot up from 96,483 sessions in 2008 to 145,992 in 2009."
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Thursday, October 1, 2009
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