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Subject:        Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind
Date:   Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:33:46 +0000
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 Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind

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All Children Have Different Eyes: Learn to Play and Make Friends <>

Posted: 21 Apr 2009 01:14 PM PDT

All Children Have Different Eyes: Learn to play and make friends

This is a beautifully illustrated hardbound storybook about two children with low vision, written for elementary age students.

/All Children Have Different Eyes/ serves as a model for children with visual impairment on how to confidently play and make friends while facing difficult social challenges, such as answering questions about their condition, entering play groups, or handling limitations responsibly. Classmates will learn to become better friends and playmates when they discover why a classmate with a visual impairment sees and plays differently. Parents and teachers will learn how visual impairment affects social interactions.

Over 40 examples and activities transform the engaging stories into an interactive workbook for parents and teachers. A glossary for kids and resources for adults complete this valuable resource.

Learn About:

   * Making and keeping friends
   * Coping with bullies and other mean people
   * Coping with others lack of knowledge
   * Coping with mistakes and limitations because of low vision
   * Feeling confident even when seeing in different ways than peers see
   * How to enter a play group

Large Print:
Catalog Number: 8-00070-00, not available with Quota funds.
Click this link to purchase /All Children Have Different Eyes/ <>

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, Kentucky 40206-0085
Toll Free: 800-223-1839
Phone: 502-895-2405
Fax: 502-899-2274
E-mail: info@xxxxxxx <mailto:info@xxxxxxx>
Web site:

The Ultimate Reading List <>

Posted: 21 Apr 2009 11:39 AM PDT

This site, for students in grades 3 to 12, consolidates book and author information from several important book lists, including prize winners and best book sites.

Students can find the names of the books that won awards, the number of books authors have written, biographical information about the author (from Wikipedia), book summaries (usually written by the awarding entity), and other special features, including a lifetime reading list. A section showing books that are on more than one reading list allows selective readers to choose books carefully.

Click this link to visit <>.

Free-of-Charge Audio Literary Works <>

Posted: 21 Apr 2009 10:45 AM PDT

"The mission of Assistive Media is to heighten the educational, cultural, and quality-of-living standard for people with disabilities and help achieve independence and become better integrated within the mainstream of society and community life in general. "

AM originally formed in 1996 to create spoken-word recordings of material printed in inaccessible formats. Using volunteer readers, they distributed these recordings to libraries for the blind. With the growth of the internet population and the advent of RealMedia® (software that allows internet users to easily access long audio files), Assistive Media launched its service into the web.

Anyone who has access to the internet and a computer with a sound card can now enjoy AM's eclectic mix of interesting and educational articles originally published by independent writers or in reputable magazines like The New Yorker, Harper's, Wired, Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, and more. All of AM's audio files are copyrighted and used by permission of the copyright holder. Podcasts are also available from their site for any portible MP3 player.

Assistive Media
400 Maynard Street, Suite 404
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2434
Phone: 734-332-0369
Email: info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

/Wired For Books/

In order to use this site you need to have RealPlayer which is a free download, you will find the link to download Real Player near the top of the page.

Why would you want to have RealPlayer for this site? Well because you get to listen to famous, and not so famous, people read works of literature.

In the "Kid's Corner" you can listen to the tale of Peter Rabbit, and right next door you could listen to Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland. Not to forget great literary works like Macbeth, The Illiad or the The Aeneid.

There is also poetry from "classic English poems, including poetry by Blake, Burns, Byron, Donne, Herbert, Hunt, Keats, and Shakespeare," to the "Den of Lions" poems, and the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

Not to mention all the wonderful non-fiction and fiction that you can listen to! This site gets an A++ in my opinion for being so diverse, and for bringing so many wonderful poems, and stories together in one place for people to listen to. Wired For Books <>.

       Lit2Go:MP3 Stories and Poems

Courtesy of Florida's Educational Clearinghouse, here's a website with even more audio for your listening pleasure. Browse the collection by author or title. Each passage comes with an abstract, citation, playing time, word count, and, in some cases, a suggested reading strategy.

Click this link to visit Lit2Go <>.

       Visions of Poets

From the website:

“Listening to a poet reading and discussing his or her work will almost always lead to new insights about a poem. In the Poet Vision Video Series you can see and hear some of the country's most eminent poets, past and present. Allen Ginsberg, Robert Penn Warren, Rita Dove, Lucille Clifton and Stanley Kunitz are among the 12 poets in this series. Five of the 12 have served as Poet Laureate of the United States (the Poet Laureate is selected by the Librarian of Congress).”

Click this link to visit the Visions of Poets page at the Library of Congress website <>.

Video-Sharing Site by and for People with Disabilities <>

Posted: 21 Apr 2009 08:17 AM PDT

Webby Talents is a video-sharing site designed by and for disabled people across the world.

This is your chance to tell your story, share your journey, seek encouragement or help someone who is struggling.

Webby Talents is an online community designed to unite persons with disabilities through the posting, sharing and discussion of personal videos.

Organizations could upload a video message to publicize services or events.

Join Webby Talents to learn, share experiences, stories and testimonies. It's Free.

Click this link to visit <>.

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