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Farewell to Our Friend, Sue Schultheis (1954-2016)

With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to beloved TSBVI Payroll Officer Sue Schultheis. Sue was an amazing example of strength and grace to all of us. Her presence in the Business Office will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society, local Humane Society or a charity of choice. Marietta Times' Obituary

Jay H. Stiteley

In Memory of Jay Howard Stitely (1954-2016)

With great sadness we share the loss of Mr. Jay Stiteley, a beloved friend to many at TSBVI and in the disability community. Jay served as the City of Houston's primary advocate for the disability community, working closely with city officials, the Houston Commission on Disabilities and partner agencies to ensure the delivery of essential services, including legal clinics, financial empowerment workshops, tax preparation assistance and job and health fairs. He introduced “disability etiquette” workshops for local professionals who serve people with disabilities, stressing appropriate interaction and the importance of treating people with dignity and respect.

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How's It Working for You? AFB Launches Communications and Video Technology Surveys

Unless you live entirely off the proverbial grid, you are likely a user of mobile phone, TV programming, cable/satellite, personal computer, office phone, apps, land line, and/or any other related communications and video technologies. If you, your family members and/or friends are also blind or visually impaired, then you know all too well that the accessibility and usability of these technologies is a mixed bag. With your help, we can tell a more complete story about these technologies and how successfully, or unsuccessfully, they are being used by people with vision loss. Read the full article or start taking surveys.

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This is a test of the non-emergency non-broadcast system.

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"Web For All 2016 TPG Web Accessibility Challenge Judges Award"

Online Nemeth Braille Input / Output Using Content MathML, by Samuel S. Dooley, Susan Osterhaus, Dan Brown, Edgar Lozano and Su H. Park, won the Web For All 2016 TPG Web Accessibility Challenge Judges Award! Congratulations, team!

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Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS) Registration is OPEN!

SCIVIS is a week long camp that takes place at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. It is coordinated by teachers of the visually impaired and is accessible! Computers used my students in the Space Camp Programs have been adapted for speech and large print output; materials and equipment used during missions are available in braille and large print. Students participate fully. Each student is screened based on their eye medical condition and limitations may be placed on some.

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Información de Sordoceguera en Español de el siteo Pinterest

Hay muchos recursos buenos en el siteo Pinterest. 

Búsqueda de " sordoceguera " para encontrar juegos, lecciones , consejos y más.

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The BEP is providing currency readers, free of charge, to eligible blind and visually impaired individuals. 

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has asked TSBVI to spread the word about their U.S. Currency Reader Program. 

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Persons with disabilities can receive access to free Web and Digital Accessibility Courses from Deque University for one year!

If you are interested in web or application design and development and have a disability, this is an offer that you will not want to miss.

On Aug 21, 2015 12:46 PM, "Timony, James (DCPL)" <> wrote:

NLS is investigating the feasibility of developing and distributing a braille display for reading its electronic braille books and magazines. They are seeking experienced braille display users to participate in a focus group to provide input. Topics to be discussed include: your experiences using a braille display to read books and magazines; your preferences regarding physical factors of an ideal braille display for reading braille materials from the library; and your thoughts about the best ways to navigate such materials. The focus group will take place on Saturday, September 12 from 10:00-noon in the Learning Lab, room 215 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, Washington DC, 20001. The Library is between Gallery Place and Metro Center. There is no public parking at the library.

If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to Judy Dixon, or call her at 202-707-0722 and provide your name and a brief description of your past experiences with braille displays.

Patrick

James Patrick Timony
Librarian, Adaptive Technology
DC Public Library
202-727-1335