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.
Monday, April 30, 2012
At Home Senior Care is a new business opening in Athens next month, with an emphasis on providing excellent in-home medical care. Brian Carrigan and his associates will provide specialized care teams including nurses, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers designed to keep clients in their homes and out of a nursing home. They will offer different levels of care depending on the client's need.
To learn more about At Home Senior Care, contact them at (706) 254-2000 or visit http://www.remainathomeseniorcare.com/. To read the Athens Banner-Herald article about this new business, please visit http://onlineathens.com/business/2012-04-21/senior-care-provider-focuses-quality-life.
Friday, April 27, 2012
If you have a BARD account and want to make sure it remains active, please log in and download a book. This will keep your account open and active.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
There will be other activities such as hot-air balloon rides.
To read the Athens Banner-Herald article, please visit http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-04-22/esp-supporters-skydive-kids and read more about ESP at http://www.extraspecialpeople.com/.
Monday, April 23, 2012
So if you see someone handing out books on the street, take a part of World Book Night and try a new read! And if you have extra paperbacks sitting around your house, today is a good day to pay it forward to a new reader.
Friday, April 20, 2012
To order books, you may complete the order form in the back of the catalog and mail it in, or call or email your requests to the Talking Book Center.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Not only is the program succeeding at providing materials for students, but the inmates learn valuable computer skills and get a sense of pride from providing a necessary commodity.
Since 2006, none of the Braille transcriber inmates who have been released have returned to prison.
The news clip from 41NBC: http://blip.tv/41nbc-news-on-demand/braille-program-6023782.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Gwinnett Council for Seniors
Saturday, April 21
10:00am - 1:30pm
Bethesda Senior Center
225 Bethesda Church Rd
To Health - Sing, Dance, and Relax
Health Fair featuring Line Dancing, Health Screenings, Cooking Demonstrations, Mammogram Van
Friday, April 27
9:00am - 12:30pm
George Pierce Community Center
55 Buford Highway
Hope to see you there!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Read these articles on NPR and MSNBC:
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Read the MentalFloss.com article here: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/122704.
Monday, April 9, 2012
All of the classes and booths are free and open to the public.
To get more information, please read the Athens Banner-Herald article or visit www.celebratewellnessathens.org.
Friday, April 6, 2012
The website littlefreelibrary.org provides templates for building a library box and also tracks locations of existing libraries.
To read the USA Today article, please visit: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-02-21/little-libraries-lawn-boxes-books/53260328/1.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The National Federation of the Blind Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Program has expanded exponentially this year. Modeled after a successful summer program created by the Maryland affiliate in 2008, the BELL Program has grown to 19 programs in 10 states. The NFB Bell Program is designed to provide children ages 4-12 with two weeks of intense Braille instruction through fun, hands-on learning and activities. The program targets children who may not be receiving adequate Braille instruction during their school day. In addition to Braille, children will also make crafts, play games, and engage in other projects. Children may also have the opportunity to attend field trips related to the NFB BELL curriculum.
~Get involved! The easiest way is to send your kids to the BELL Program for two weeks of Braille fun. However, if you don't have or know of any children to encourage to attend, there are still many ways to help with the NFB BELL Program! There is a job for everyone! If you like to cook, you could help plan meals. If you like to network and meet people, you could find donations or plan field trips. If you don't have a task in mind but want to help anyway, we always need help preparing materials for crafts projects. The NFB BELL Program is an important program that changes the lives of both the children who attend and the adults who volunteer. You have an exciting chance to be a part of that!
The 2012 NFB BELL States are:
Colorado Springs: Diane McGeorge at email@example.com or 303-321-4268
Metro Denver: Diane McGeorge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-321-4268
Atlanta: Shelby Ball at email@example.com or 678-814-3372
Savannah: Denise Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-925-3860
Valdosta: Shaquantaey Mack at email@example.com or 478-232-3971
Contact Ramona Walhof at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-338-1595
Baltimore: Melissa Riccobono at email@example.com or 410-235-3073
Glendale: Melissa Riccobono at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-235-3073
Contact Kristina Constant at email@example.com or 413-532-5654
Contact Kim Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-666-5505
Contact Gary Ray at email@example.com or 828-505-0299
Abilene: Sylvia Eckdahl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 325-823-4060
Austin: Richie Flores at email@example.com or 512-796-9638
Beaumont: Richie Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-796-9638
Houston: Louis Maher at email@example.com or 713-444-7838
Contact Wendy Bybee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801 965-1113
Arlington: Sandy Halverson at email@example.com or 703-379-1141
Richmond: CJ Fish at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-916-4655
Virginia Beach: Theresa Willis at email@example.com or 757-286-9407
The NFB BELL homepage is available at www.nfb.org/BELL . Apply Online!!
For general BELL questions, or how you can become an NFB BELL state next year, please contact:
Emily Gibbs M.Ed NCLB
Education Program Specialist
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9314 ext. 2407
Fax: (410) 659-5129
Monday, April 2, 2012
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss, has launched a redesign of its main website, www.afb.org. The new site offers a more interactive, engaging experience, making it easier for visitors to locate information on the topics that interest them.
Like the former AFB website, the new afb.org is fully accessible to people with vision loss. Visitors can change colors, font, and font size to increase content readability.
On the new site, visitors will find:
- A new information architecture that improves navigability via a cleaner design
- Slideshows that highlight news, events, and resources on living with vision loss
- New and enhanced ways to engage with AFB through public policy campaigns and social networking channels
- The ability to easily share content by e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter
- In-depth descriptions of more than 1,600 agencies and organizations that offer services to people with vision loss, available for free for the first time through AFB’s Directory of Services online
- New Senior Care Provider
- BARD Accounts
- ESP Skydive
- World Book Night in Athens
- More Digital Titles in TBT
- Prison Inmates Transcribe Braille for Students
- Upcoming TBC Events
- Braille Instruction Decreasing
- 11 Musicians Who Overcame Disabilities
- Celebrate Wellness Event
- Little Free Libraries
- NFB Bell Program Expands
- AFB Webpage Redesigned
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