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January is Braille Literacy Month

January is Braille Literacy Month. The use of braille in schools is often a topic of discussion and disagreement. There are some that believe braille is no longer needed. Others are firm believers that braille is a key tool for literacy. There's much more at https://brailleworks.com/braille-literacy-month-2016/ and many other sites like http://www.pathstoliteracy.org/…/braille-guidelines-classro… . Do some reading and make your own decision. Please feel free to share your thoughts. That's how...

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This week's PODCASTS

NASA

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is a leader in technology and dedicated to disability hiring and inclusion.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Kenneth Silberman and Dr. Evelina Felicite-Mauric from the education department of NASA about internships, fellowships and other employment opportunities for students and professionals.


Pets+Us #1704: Pet Emergencies, 01/19/17

Jan 16, 2017
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Pet emergencies - how to identify them, how to prevent them when possible, and how to respond.  And, could your pet benefit from a pet massage?


Social isolation is a growing threat for older adults, contributing to both physical and mental health problems fro factors including living alone, major life transitions and transportation access.

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This week's program will bring you a touch of humor. There will be short profiles of some incredible people who are blind. You will also become acquainted with a woman who is blind as she writes in her blog. You will find that she has a great sense of humor as I share some of her funny stories with you.

Editors’ Picks of New Releases, Part 2; Audiofile Editors Select 2016 Best Audiobooks; BESTS: Sci/Fi/Fantasy; Reviews: Sci/Fi/Fantasy

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