This Blog includes information related to Library Adaptive Technology events, archives, presenter and participant recommendations and suggestions.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Empowerment Zone

Information, ideas, and software related to Jamal Mazrui's interests and the theme of empowerment.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Interesting Blog

Interesting Blog

BBC Ouch

Ouch! is a website from the BBC that reflects the lives and experiences of disabled people. It has articles, blogs, a very busy messageboard and an award-winning downloadable radio show - The Ouch Podcast). It's aimed at those with a stakehold in disability: family, friends, professionals and, rather importantly, disabled people themselves - without whom all this would be a bit meaningless.

There are many ways to join in, comment and add value by posting your personal experiences or helpful tips. Ouch! often likes to use humour and doesn't dodge issues with fancy politically correct language. And the Ouch team are themselves disabled.

Hows Your News?

Hows Your News? MTV show that follows five news reporters with mental and physical disabilities around the United States.

Frontline Disabled Sports & Recreation

Frontline Disabled Sports & Recreation is an outreach ministry of McLean Bible Church, McLean VA. We enjoy sports and outdoor adventures in an atmosphere of fun and fellowship. Activities include, but are not limited to, camping, fishing, biking, snow/water skiing, boating/canoeing, and much more. You don’t have to be a member of our church. This is a way that we use sports as a ministry and we are trying to advance that to include individuals with disabilities as well. Give us a chance, even if it may be the case that you enjoy sports and are looking to make new friends and network. Please visit our web site for more information and if you would like to participate, be sure to fill out the form at the bottom half of the page so we can register your information and contact you about upcoming events! This is for us to see how many individuals we have interested to see if we can get some activities started soon.

Our web address is:

Monday, April 20, 2009


Blind Treasures Listserv for used Adaptive Technology deals. As with all online sales services you need to be careful when purchasing anything online.

101 Phones

For telephones fitted to your specific needs go to:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Worldwide Adaptive Technology Helpdesk

Ray Campbell talks about the Adaptive Technology Helpdesk hotline available worldwide:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hadley School audio seminar archive

Check out these audio seminars from the Hadley School.

Friday, April 10, 2009

American Federation of the Blind Career Connect

American Federation of the Blind Career Connect, check it out! --

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gospel Music Concert

Come to a Gospel Music Concert fund raiser for the National Federation of the Blind Captial East Chapter on April 25th at 5pm. The concert will be at 5301 North Capitol Street NE Washington DC at the intersection of North Capitol and Riggs Road at the Plymouth Congregational Church.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Author's Guild Protest

Follow Author's Guild protest at:

Monday, April 6, 2009

Adaptive Technology Helpdesk hotline

Ray Campbell talks about the Adaptive Technology Helpdesk hotline available worldwide:

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Digtal Talking Book Machine preference list

Confirm that you are on the new Digital Talking Book Player preference list by calling 202-727-2142, in order to receive your new DTB player as soon as they come out. Veterans and Centenarians get first priority.

Sighted Tutor Training and Volunteer Pizza Party

Sighted Tutor Training - April 25th, 11am to 1pm, room 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Pizza Party for all Adaptive Services Division Volunteers, April 25th, 1:30pm to 3:30 pm.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cell Phones and Accessibility

Cell Phones and Accessibility

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Search for "patricktimony" and then look at the "following" list for Adaptive Technology related Twitter users.

Blog your Life

The following is a video blog on blogging from the Watha T. Daniel Public Library. Screenreader users tab into the flash movie until you get to the "Play Pause" button and press the space bar.

The Watha T. Daniel Blog:

Victor Stream Content

The following are provided as examples of Internet sources for books, newspapers, podcasts, music, and electronic texts that can be downloaded and transferred to the Stream. HumanWare makes no promises as to the accuracy, quality, or availability of these sources.