[Central-md-chapter] NFB-NEWSLINE(R) Adds Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review

Graham Mehl blind at trailstone.com
Tue Jun 9 18:32:03 UTC 2015

Hi all, in case you are not on other NFB mailing lists and did not see this.

newsline continues to improve and makes it easier for those who are blind and loves to read.

-- Graham mehl



From: LBPH [mailto:lbph-bounces at lists.sailor.lib.md.us] On Behalf Of David Boyer -LBPH-
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 1:01 PM
Subject: [lbph] NFB-NEWSLINE(R) Adds Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review


NFB-NEWSLINE® Adds Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review


Baltimore, Maryland (June 8, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind <http://www.nfb.org/>  is pleased to announce the addition of two new bimonthly publications to the NFB-NEWSLINE® service: Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review.  These are published by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress (NLS).


Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “NFB-NEWSLINE® and the National Library Service are invaluable resources to the blind community.  We are pleased with the success in 2010 of integrating NFB-NEWSLINE® into the NLS Talking Book Players, and we are happy to further enhance integration with NLS services by sharing these two bimonthly publications with our subscribers.”


Talking Book Topics lists digital audiobooks and magazines available through the NLS network of cooperating libraries. Braille Book Review lists Braille books and magazines available through the library network. Both publications also carry news of developments in library services. The annotated lists in each issue of these two bimonthly magazines are limited to titles recently added to the national collection, which contains thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, including bestsellers, classics, biographies, romance novels, mysteries, and how-to guides.


These two publications are now available on NFB-NEWSLINE®.  To read these lists of new titles added to the NLS collection, press 7 from the Main Menu, then choose “Magazines,” then select the “Blindness Specific” category, and finally choose “Braille Book Review” or “Talking Book Topics.”


Each book and its description are listed in these publications as a separate article. This means that subscribers can easily search and navigate through the articles to find the books of interest.  Additionally, subscribers can press Pound 9 from the touch-tone telephone and have the individual book listings sent to an email inbox. >From there, subscribers can forward the email to a cooperating regional library to request the book. 


Scott White, director of NFB-NEWSLINE®, said: “We hope the addition of Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review will help our readers decide what books are of interest to them and make it easier to acquire them from their regional Braille and Talking Book libraries.”


NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free audible information service available to the blind and print-disabled that offers over four hundred publications including newspapers and magazines, plus emergency weather alerts, job listings, and TV listings.  The service is accessible via a touch-tone telephone, email, internet, portable players, or an iOS Mobile App. For more information or to register for NFB-NEWSLINE® visit http://www.nfbnewsline.org <http://www.nfbnewsline.org/>  or call 1-866-504-7300.






About the National Federation of the Blind


The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.



Dave Boyer

Computer Network Specialist II

Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services

410-230-2452 voice |  dboyer at lbph.lib.md.us| david.boyer at maryland.gov 

415 Park Avenue, Baltimore Maryland 21201-2595

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