NLS has begun distributing Braille books via the Internet. More than 2,600 Grade 2 Braille books are now
available for download or online use by eligible individuals, libraries and schools. Users must provide their
own equipment, and have an e-mail address and access to the Internet. Patrons should phone the Regional Library to
register; a confirmation letter will be sent to the e-mail address given.
Titles range from BR 8825 to BR 11976. They include adult and children's fiction and nonfiction titles. New titles placed on Web-Braille will be announced in an on-line version of Braille Book Review [BBR]. NLS will explore the feasibility of adding Braille magazines as well.
Carlie Forsythe, a student from the Waupun Middle School in Waupun, was the American Printing House InSights art winner, 2nd place, in the category of grades 7,8,9. Congratulations, Carlie!
Wisconsin readers now have a toll-free phone number
available to access Newsline for the Blind. LBPH readers can
phone 1-877-775-5901 to listen to the Chicago Tribune, the
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal, the New York Times, or the
Washington Post at any time. For an application to use
Newsline, please phone the Regional Library, or download it
Will readers of the Braille Book Review (BBR) please make sure to write your name on your book order form before sending it in. Otherwise we have no way of knowing who is ordering the titles.
Diabetics, and others using medication that must be kept cool, often face travel limitations. The Frio wallet, used extensively in Europe, is an insulated pouch, activated by submersion in cold water, that can keep insulin cool for up to 45 hours. For further information, contact Totally Cool Ltd., POB 842465, Dallas, TX 75284-2465; toll-free phone 1.888.229.6377; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.friouk.com.
The American Diabetes Association is gathering information as a part of their effort to combat discrimination. Individuals may take the ADA poll at [link no longer active, December 2002] or phone 1-800-DIABETES to receive a written copy to complete.
Speaking of surveys, it once more is time for us to survey
you, and find out how we're doing. Please take the time to
complete and return the following survey, either by mail or
e-mail. Thank you.
BULLETIN BOARD is published four times a year by the Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped. It is available in large print, Braille, and audio-cassette editions. The Wisconsin Regional Library makes no recommendations or endorsements concerning any products or services which may appear in this publication.
Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind & Physically
813 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1436
1-414-286-3045 (in Milwaukee)
1-800-242-8822 (in Wisconsin)
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)
Computer Access (Please circle your response):
Do you have access to a computer? YES NO
If so, where?
If not, do you expect to purchase a computer?
Within the next 6 months_____
Do you have access to the Internet? YES_____ NO_____
Do you have an e-mail address? YES_____ NO_____
If so, what is it?______________________________________________
Have you ever used e-mail to submit book requests? YES_____ NO_____
Have you used Newsline? YES_____ NO_____
Have you encountered any problems? YES_____ NO_____
If so, what?_______________________________________________________
Are there any authors, genres, or subjects you feel are
under-represented in our collection? YES_____ NO_____
If yes, please make your suggestions here:
Have you phoned or e-mailed the Regional library in the past year? YES_____ NO_____
Have you left a message on voicemail for staff? YES_____ NO_____
Are your calls returned promptly? YES_____ NO_____
Do we need to phone you regarding:
Reading interest change?_____
Thank you for completing this survey.
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