[Nfbmo] The Wolfner/BARD app for I-Phones and I-Pads is (almost) here
DanFlasar at aol.com
DanFlasar at aol.com
Thu Oct 24 23:58:30 UTC 2013
For all your I-Phone/Pad heads out there, the NLS Talking Books app
for these devices is available from the Apple from the Apple App Store (see
below) to all BARD users. If anyone has already tried this out - please
send a note with your review. The App has been in beta-testing for the last
Translating this into plain English - this application will allow
you to listen to NLS Audio Books on your I-Phone or I-Pad.
I'll send out more info as it comes in - including any reviews already
From: richard.smith at SOS.MO.GOV
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Sent: 10/24/2013 2:59:08 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: For Immediate Release: Kander Announces Free Audio Book Download App
for Low-Vision Missourians
For immediate release: October 24, 2013
Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Kander Announces Free Audio Book Download App for Low-Vision Missourians
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced
that Missourians unable to read standard print, including blind and low-vision
seniors, can now take advantage of free audio book and braille services on
most iOS devices.
Missourians will be able to use a new application to connect to Braille
and Audio Reading Download service, known as BARD, through Wolfner Library, a
division of Kander’s office. As Missouri’s public library for the
visually-impaired and disabled, Wolfner Library provides accessible reading
materials in a variety of formats free of charge to qualified patrons.
“We are very excited to offer this new platform for our readers,” Kander
said. “We know a great number of Missourians are already using fully
accessible iOS devices, and we expect this technology to significantly enhance
their reading experience.”
The application, BARD Mobile, is available for download in the Apple App
Store on iPhone 3GS and newer, fourth- and fifth-generation iPod Touch, and
all iPads. BARD provides access to Wolfner Library’s digital collection of
more than 50,000 audio books, magazines and braille items.
Readers must be registered Wolfner Library BARD users in order to download
the application. Eligible Missourians can register for this service by
contacting Wolfner Library at (800) 392-2614 or filling out an application on
Kander’s website at _www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner_
Wolfner Library is a nationally recognized leader in providing library
services to readers with visual and physical disabilities.
Wolfner Library services are available to qualified Missourians at no
Visit _www.sos.mo.gov_ (http://www.sos.mo.gov/) to learn more about the
Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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