A Newsletter of the Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

(Spring 2001, Volume 18 Number 4)


These free direct-circulation magazines are produced for the National Library Service. To be put on the mailing list, contact the Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. You will need a cassette player to use the talking magazines; if you don't have one, contact the Wisconsin Regional Library.


For a free subscription to these magazines, contact the Wisconsin Regional Library. These magazines can be played only on a four-track player (available from the Library).

American Heritage (8 issues) [AMH3]
Analog Science Fiction and Fact (13 issues) [ANA3]
Asimov's Science Fiction (11 issues) [IAM3]
The Atlantic Monthly (monthly) [AMO3]
Das Beste aus Reader's Digest (monthly) [BRD3]
Bon Appetit (bimonthly) [EAT3]
Boomerang (for children; monthly) [BMG3]
Buenhogar (monthly) [BUE3]
Choice Magazine Listening (bimonthly)[CML3]
Consumer Reports (monthly) [CRP3]
Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (bimonthly) [XST3]
Cricket (for children, on one cassette with National Geographic World, monthly) [NGW3]
Diabetes Forecast (monthly)[DBF3]
Discover (monthly) [DIS3]
Ebony (monthly) [EBN3]
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (11 issues) [EQM3]
Foreign Affairs (quarterly) [FAF3]
Good Housekeeping (monthly plus special issues) [GHK3]
Guideposts (monthly) [GDP3]
Health and Nutrition Newsletters (includes Dr. Andrew Weil's Self Healing, Healthline, The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter--Health after Fifty, and Nutrition Action Healthletter) (monthly) [HNN3]
JBI Voice (Jewish Braille Institute; monthly) [JBI3]
Le Journal Francais (monthly) [JFA3]
Magazine of the Month (monthly) [MOM3]
Milwaukee Magazine (monthly) [MIL3]
Modern Maturity (monthly) [MMA3]
Money (monthly plus special issues) [MNY3]
The Musical Mainstream (quarterly) [XMM3]
The Nation (47 issues) [NAT3]
National Geographic (monthly) [NGG3]
National Geographic World (for children and teens, on one cassette with Cricket, monthly) [NGW3]
National Review (biweekly) [NRV3]
New Choices: Living Even Better after Fifty (10 issues) [NCO3]
The New York Times Book Review (weekly) [NYB3]
Outdoor Life (monthly) [OTL3]
Partners (monthly) [PTN3]
People Weekly (weekly) [PEO3]
QST (monthly) [QST3]
Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly) [QMM3]
Saturday Evening Post (monthly) [SEP3]
Selecciones del Reader's Digest (monthly) [SRD3]
Selections du Reader's Digest (monthly) [SDR3]
Smart Computing (monthly) [CPZ3]
Spider: The Magazine for Children (monthly) [SPD3]
Sports Illustrated (weekly plus special issues) [SPI3]
Sports Illustrated for Kids (monthly) [SPK3]
Stereo Review's Sound and Vision (10 issues) [STR3]
Talking Book Topics (bimonthly, also contains selections from NLS News from time to time) [TBT3]
Teen People (10 issues) [TNP3]
Travel Holiday (10 issues) [THY3]
True West (monthly) [TWT3]
U.S. News and World Report (weekly) [UNW3]
Wisconsin Trails (monthly)[WTR3]
The Writer (10 issues) [WRT3]
Young Adult Magazine of the Month (monthly) [YAM3]


These are the braille magazines produced by the Library of Congress program. For a free personal subscription to any of these magazines, contact the Wisconsin Regional Library.

Boys' Life (for children and teens, monthly) [BYL1]
Braille Book Review (bimonthly) [BBR1]
Braille Chess Magazine (British quarterly) [BCM1]
Braille Music Magazine (British monthly) [XBM1]
Conundrum (British monthly) [COU1]
Cooking Light (bimonthly [3] and monthly [6]) [CKL1]
ESPN Magazine (biweekly) [ESP1]
Harper's (literary; monthly) [HRP1]
Health Newsletters (includes Harvard Health Letter, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter; monthly) [HNW1]
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine (monthly) [KPF1]
Ladies' Home Journal (monthly) [LHJ1]
Martha Stewart Living (home and entertaining; 10 issues) [MSL1]
Muse (for children; 6 issues) [MUE1]
The Musical Mainstream (quarterly) [XMM1]
National Geographic (monthly) [NGG1]
The New York Times Large Type Weekly (weekly) [NYT1]
News (NLS quarterly) [NEW1]
Parenting (monthly except January and July) [PAR1]
PC World (personal computing; monthly) [PCW1]
Playboy (monthly) [PBY1]
Poetry (monthly) [POE1]
Popular Communications (monthly) [PCM1]
Popular Mechanics (monthly) [PPM1]
Popular Music Lead Sheets (irregular) [XML1]
Rolling Stone (popular culture; 26 issues) [RST1]
Science News (weekly) [SNW1]
Seventeen (for teens, monthly) [SVT1]
Short Stories (British monthly) [SSR1]
Spider: The Magazine for Children (monthly) [SPD1]
Stone Soup (children's writings; 5 issues) [STO1]
Update (NLS quarterly) [UPD1]
The Washington Post Book World (weekly) [BKW1]


American Baseball League Schedule [ABL1]
National Baseball League Schedule [NBL1]
National Basketball Association Schedule [NBA1]
National Football League Schedule [NFL1]
National Hockey League Schedule [NHL1]
Women's National Basketball Association Schedule [WBA1]


Braille Book Review (bimonthly) [BBR2]
The Musical Mainstream (quarterly) [XMM2]
Talking Book Topics (bimonthly) [TBT2]


Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review are available together on one computer diskette [TBR7]


News (quarterly newsletter) [NEW0]
Update (quarterly newsletter) [UPD0]


A gravestone marked only with the numeral "7" greets visitors at the start of the exhibit on the History of the Disability Rights Movement at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. A photo shows a sign: "Wheelchairs not allowed." A flyer reads, "Keep the mentally retarded away from city streets away from your home away from your children." The exhibit, which opened July 6, chronicles our progress towards civil rights, beginning with disabled veteran and parent organizations, moving through ADAPT and Not Dead Yet, with a section devoted to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Standing next to the Woolworth's lunch counter which was used in the famous 1960s sit-in to gain African American civil rights, the exhibit's placement firmly frames ours as a civil rights struggle, not a medical problem. A t-shirt reads, "Same struggle, different difference." Our progress can be seen in photographs of demonstrations and civil disobedience, in the slogans on buttons and t-shirts: "Nursing Homes Kill." "Freedom NOW!" "No More Pity." "Don't tread on Gallaudet. We want Deaf President Now!" "Crips are beautiful." A number of photos are from the collection of photojournalist Tom Olin, who has been taking pictures of the movement's events and activists since 1985. Curator Katherine Ott's extensive efforts to chronicle the disability community are evident. We now know that under number 7 lies the body of Bertha Flaten, incarcerated in an institution because of epilepsy, dying in 1905, 30 years old. To gather material for the exhibit, Ott sent out questionnaires, held seminars and attended meetings; rather than focusing solely on key disability leaders, the exhibit is a tribute to the power of the grassroots to effect significant social change, to the thousands of individuals with disabilities who joined together and fought for civil rights. "A community that excludes even one of its members is no community at all," reads a brochure on the exhibit--and there's also a brochure designed for children. Interactive kiosks, developed by NCR and IsSOUND, provide access to the exhibit through an audio tour option and with easy-to-use buttons and levers. The exhibit can be viewed online at: <http://americanhistory.si.edu/disabilityrights/welcome.html>


If your tapes suddenly sound like Donald Duck after you have just taken the tape out and turned it over to start a new side, it is almost never because your cassette player is broken. Before asking for a new machine, please try these ideas:
1. Did you accidentally hit the Speed Selector switch instead of the Side Selector switch when you changed sides after Side 2? There are two rocker switches on your machine. The upper rocker switch is the Speed Selector switch and the lower rocker switch is the Side Selector switch. Double check that the Speed Selector switch is pressed down on the Left Side.
2. Take the tape out, hold it in your left hand, find the left hole and use your fingertip to turn the little wheel in the left hole two or three turns clockwise. Then hold the cassette by its corners and put it back into the player. This tightens up the tape inside the cassette shell. When your tapes suddenly sound like Donald Duck it is almost always because the tape has been shoved out of position when you inserted it into the machine. This procedure tightens up the tape and aligns it correctly in the player.

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 Handicapped
813 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1436
1-414-286-3045 (in Milwaukee)
1-800-242-8822 (in Wisconsin)
1-414-286-3548 (TDD)
1-414-286-3102 (FAX)
cpirtl@mpl.org or mvalan@mpl.org (e-mail)

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