[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

Hi all,
    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 
out there.
 From: richard.smith at SOS.MO.GOV
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 
Contact:                                                            Kevin 
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_ 
(http://soslistserv.sos.mo.gov/archives/editor/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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