Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the
Americans with Disabilities Act!
Join the 2010 by 2010 Campaign!
The 2010 by 2010 Campaign's goal is to collect 2010 "Proclamations of Recommitment" to the mission of the ADA by the 20th anniversary of the ADA--July 26, 2010.
Become part of a nation-wide effort to proclaim a recommitment to
vision and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities
Act--full inclusion of people with disabilities into American life!
Four Easy Ways to Submit Your Proclamation
Ø Simply complete the form http://www.2010anniversary.org/Submit.html . Print the form at: http://www.2010anniversary.org/Proclamation.pdf, fill in the blanks, and FAX to: 573-874-4925
Ø E-mail a copy of the proclamation or your own version of a proclamation to: email@example.com
Ø Proclamations may also be mailed to: 2010 by 2010 Campaign, 100 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, MO 65203
Wishing you the best in all of your ADA activities,
DBTAC-Southeast ADA Center (Southeast DBTAC)
A Project of Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
Your Regional Resource Center on the Americans with Disabilities Act
* Address: 1419 Mayson Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30324
* Fax: 404-541-9002
* Local Phone: 404-541-9001 (v/tty)
* Toll-free Phone: 800-949-4232 (v/tty) [AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN]
* Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Web: www.sedbtac.org
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, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
We are thrilled to announce that three recent DVD and Blu-ray releases from Walt Disney Studios include an optional Descriptive Video Service® track. Disney indicates there is an optional DVS® track on their DVD and Blu-ray titles with a small D))) symbol in a film strip graphic in the bottom third of the back of disc packaging.
The titles are:
The Princess and the Frog, rated G (debuted in stories and through online retailers on March 16)
Toy Story, rated G (debuts in stores and through online retailers on Tuesday March 23)
Toy Story 2, rated G (debuts in stores and through online retailers on Tuesday March 23)
Note: Walt Disney Studios has rereleased the two Toy Story titles on DVD and Blu-ray in advance of the brand new Toy Story 3, coming to theaters on June 18 (and yes, the film will be described).
The full list of DVDs with DVS continues to be updated at this page of the Media Access Group's Web site:
A big thank you to Walt Disney Studios, and to the folks at Sony and Universal for their continued commitment to releases accessible home versions of their movies. We'll keep the good news coming!
The good folks at Disney's home entertainment division would not doubt appreciate any feedback from description fans. Please hit "reply" if you're so inclined and shoot some back to us.
Director of Communications
Media Access Group at WGBH
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135
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WGBH Boston informs, inspires, and entertains millions through public
broadcasting, the Web, educational multimedia, and access services for
people with disabilities.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
If you work at or are a member of an organization using Talking Books and would like to upgrade to the digital machine, we can now check them out to our institution accounts. Please contact us at 1-800-531-2063.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This webpage will give you a link to the most recent firmware and instructions on how to upgrade your machine.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Dr. Patz was born in Elberton, Georgia, and served in the military before discovering the blinding effects of too much oxygen at birth (retinopathy of prematurity), working on the development of the argon lasers that are now used to treat macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, and becoming the director of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
To read about Dr. Patz's life and work, please visit www.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/health/16patz.html?ref=health.
Monday, March 15, 2010
You may view or order the case at www.executiveproductsinc.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=361&products_id=1841&osCsid=14ebd96fb23b48a3097aac1ba35292f3
or you can call Executive Products Inc at 818-833-8822.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Mike Hanson is completely blind.
Follow his journey on his website, www.blindhiker.com.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
National Federation of the Blind
Braille Reading Pals Club
Registration is now open for the New Year beginning April 1, 2010.
The Braille Reading Pals Club is an early literacy program that encourages parents to read daily with their blind or low-vision child (ages infant to seven).
Participating club members will receive:
* A print-Braille book and a plush reading pal
* Monthly parent e-newsletter promoting tips for early Braille literacy
* Quarterly Braille activity sheets for young children
* Braille birthday cards for child participants
* Access to a network of resources devoted to serving parents of blind children
Mission of the Program
* Introduce young children and their families to Braille
* Provide parents literacy strategies to use with their children
* Direct parents to essential resources for promoting success for their young
* Help parents promote early literacy skills, a love of reading, and a positive
attitude about Braille through daily reading with their blind children
To learn more about this exciting program, or to register, please visit www.nfb.org/readingpals, or call (410) 659-9314, ext. 2295.
Cosponsored by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC)
Monday, March 1, 2010
Mental Floss magazine did an excellent story on him. To read it, please visit http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/48570.
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