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Database of Books in Accessible Formats

People who are blind or have low vision, as well as librarians and others looking for accessible books, can find the Louis database at the American Printing House for the Blind that covers more than 300,000 titles, available in braille, large print, and other accessible formats.

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UK Site Features Info on Simple Switch Access to Games and Entertainment

OneSwitch is a UK organization that develops and shares information about simple access to games and other software. It's got lots of fun, practical solutions for entertainment, music, and art, and an attached blog for dialogue and involvement.

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New Gaming Site Shares Advice on Accessibility

Gamebase is a new website that lets disabled gamers trade information about what they play and how they play it. It's a project of SpecialEffect, a UK charity dedicated to accessible gaming that has developed eye gaze technology for video games and operates a loan library.

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Top 10 iPhone Apps for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Thomsen Young compiled a handy list of the top 10 "most useful" iPhone apps for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. This is what he has to say about them:

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Doremi CaptiView: A New Way to Caption Movies in Theatres

Doremi CaptiView is a small 3-line electronic caption display for movie theatres. It can be inserted into your seat's beverage holder, and receives the captions wirelessly. Since the captions are displayed without the need to adjust to a rear-projector, users may have greater seating choices and viewing ease. You'll need to check if CaptiView is available in a theatre near you.

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Audio Description Toolkit Released

The World Blind Union has released a toolkit on audio description: what it is, how it works, and how to do it. Written for non-technical people, the toolkit offers both basic background and plenty of guidance on how to add audio description to videos you are producing.

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Sprint's Relay ID Pack

Sprint has put together a collection of apps, called the Relay ID Pack, specifically for their deaf and hard of hearing wireless customers.

The Relay ID Pack requires just one single download, contains:

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