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The Many Faces of BARD August 10

The topic for the August 10, 2023, Many Faces of BARD program will be Using BARD on the BlindShell phone. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern time and last for one hour.

For this session, Cory Kadlik, Assistive Technology Manager at Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library, will demonstrate how you can make the most of t

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iCanConnect Program

For individuals with vision and hearing loss

iCanConnect is a national program with local contacts to help people stay connected

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Wounded Warrior Project Gaming to Address Loneliness

People across the country are struggling with loneliness and seeking connection.

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Rhode Island Foundation invites applications for programs that serve the blind, visually impaired

Rhode Island nonprofit organizations working to serve Blind and Low Vision communities. Deadline for applications is August 11th. Please feel free to share with any RI networks

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NLS Suspending Inactive BARD Accounts

You must download at least 1 book during a 6 month period or NLS will automatically suspend your account after 6 months of inactivity.

If you find that you cannot login to your BARD account, please call the talking books staff at (401)574-9310 or email 

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NLS Patron Corner Programming July 26

On Wednesday, July 26, at 7:00 p.m. EDT, the National Library Service for the Blind and Disabled (NLS) Patron Engagement Section will host the quarterly Patron Corner.

This will be a special program to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will feature a panel of speakers who