On November 9th at 6:00 pm, Adaptive Services will hostour first monthly games night for blind and low-vision gamers. All our games feature braille and/or large print. Games are a fun, interactive way topromote knowledge, literacy and community for people of all ages. Gamesinclude Scrabble; Bingo; Cards, Trivia and Computer Word games. For more information, or to offer suggestions, contact Chris Corrigan at (202)727-2143 or by email email@example.com.
Washington Volunteer Readers for the Blind by Jean Yablon—
WVRBhas had an active summer recording several interesting books:Before The Frost by Makell Henning: detectives Kurt & Linda Wallander The Last Summer of the World by Emily Mitchell: WWI historical noveland The Bolter by Frances Osborne: biography of a scandalous womanWVRB also records magazines for national distribution. These includeAARP Bulletin, Black Enterprise, NARFE, New York Review of Books &Washingtonian. Please call 202.727.2142 if you would like to borrow one of these books or be put on a mailing list to receive a magazine on tape.
Three Adaptive Services staff members werehonored recently:Patrick Timony, Adaptive Technology Librarian, received the Morris &Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Award for DC Employees whosecontributions have been exceptional and whose commitment andprofessionalism demonstrate the best in public service on May 28.Janice Rosen, Deaf Services Librarian, was honored for her leadershipin the deaf and hard-of-hearing community with the Hamilton 2010 Deaf Awareness Week Award. Hamilton Relay provides traditional relay services,Internet-based relay and Captioned Telephone services and other servicesfor people with hearing impairments On September 25.Venetia Demson, Chief of Adaptive Services, was honored with anaward for outstanding leadership at its DC State Convention on October 9.
Digital Transition Update
What’s available or in process—
Talking Book Topics (TBT) lists booksbeing added to the collection in DB (digital) or RC (cassette) in a two-monthperiod. (The five-digit number is the same for either format.) To includebooks previously released and those in process, search the NLS collection