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BARD Magazines

  • Braille Book Review. Braille.
  • Talking Book Topics. Audio.

NFB Newsline (Available in Audio, Refreshable Braille, On a Website)

  • ACB Braille Forum.
  • Access World.
  • Braille Monitor.
  • Building the Lives We Want.
  • Future Reflections.
  • Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research.
  • Lion Magazine.

On the RTB

  • Interviews, the fourth Sunday in a five-Sunday month @ 8 PM and the next Thursday @ 3 AM.
  • Speaking for Ourselves, last Sunday each month @ 8 PM and the next Thursday @ 3 AM.
  • Tanner's Tech Den, first Sunday each month @ 8 PM first Sunday and next Thursday @ 3 AM.
  • Main Menu, second and third Sundays each month @ 8 PM and next Thursday @ 3 AM.

Books

  • The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree.  Poala Peretti. Audio. When young Mafalda learns she will go blind in six months from Stargardt disease, she needs the help of family and friends to remind her what is important. For grades 3-6.
  • When You Can't Believe Your Eyes: vision loss and personal recovery. Hannah Fairbairn. Audio. With a special emphasis on the challenges faced by seniors with failing vision, this highly practical how-to focuses on practical, social, and personal recovery for adults who are losing their sight.
  • More Than Meets the Eye: what blindness brings to art. Georgina Kleege. Audio, Braille. Critically examines the ways institutions make art accessible to blind people and the connection of visual arts with language. Uses personal experiences, scientific studies, and historical literary analysis to support her arguments.
  • Outside Myself. Kristen Witucki. Audio, Braille. When Tallie, a girl struggling to adjust to her blindness, calls Adult Reader Services at a library for the blind, she connects with Benjamin, an older man working in customer service. The two bond over the phone and create a special relationship. For senior high and older readers.
  • No Barriers: a blind man's journey to kayak the Grand Canyon. Erik Weihenmayer. Audio, Braille. The author lost his sight as a teen but still seeks adventure around the world. He shares his experience kayaking the Colorado River and his efforts to help other blind people, especially children, learn to live adventurous lives.
  • All the Light We Cannot See. Anthony Doerr. Audio, Audio (Spanish), Large Print. When Paris is invaded by the Nazis, Marie-Laure LeBlanc's father evacuates her to St. Malo to stay with her great-uncle. Blind since the age of six, Marie-Laure must learn the town by the scale model her father has left. Then, the Germans arrive. Pulitzer Prize winner. 2014.
  • The Awakening of HK Derryberry: my unlikely friendship with the boy who remembers everything. James L. Bradford. Audio, Braille. Account of friendship that developed between Bradford, a retiree, and HK Derryberry, a young boy who has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in addition to having cerebral palsy and being blind from birth. Shares the challenges HK and his grandmother faced, as well as opportunities HK experienced as he grew up.
  • Blinded by Sight: seeing race through the eyes of the blind. Osagie K. Obasogie. Audio, Braille. Legal scholar explores the ways blind people experience racial differences. Argues that we are socialized to attach particular characteristics to race regardless of our ability to see and considers the implications of that convention on efforts to achieve a "colorblind" society.
  • Reaching for the Top in the Land Down Under. Marc Maurer (editor). Short story collection edited and published by the National Federation of the Blind. Audio.

Links to Subject Headings from the Catalog

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