Tomorrow: March’s The Many Faces of BARD Virtual Program

On Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 6:00pm (central), the Patron Engagement Section of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) will hold its monthly virtual program called The Many Faces of BARD on Zoom.  Join NLS for an hour-long session that will begin with a discussion of BARD on both models of Braille eReader distributed by NLS. The remainder of the time will be spent answering questions about the presentation or other questions related to BARD usage on any of our devices.  The event is free to attend.

To learn more and join the conversation, visit The Many Faces of BARD page from NLS.

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Roundabout Topics: Helpful eReader Tips

Image of three areas moving in a circle around the word "topics".With NLS eReaders available for patrons, many people are learning to use a braille display for the first time. Below are some helpful tips to use an eReader.

  • You can select an option by using the enter key (dot 8) located under your right pinkie.
  • You can use the backspace key (dot 7), located under your left pinkie, to leave menus or exit a book.
  • You can type a letter to quickly move to an item starting with that letter. Example, “b” for “Book Reader” on the main menu.
  • You can use m+space to return to the main menu.
  • You can use h+space to open a help menu that lists different actions you can take. The keystroke for the action follows.
  • You can quickly find the start of any NLS book by searching for the book’s title. This is done using Find (f+space).

Enjoy having access to more braille at your fingertips and more things to try with your eReader in future Roundabout Topics.

Staff member, Leland Smith, will be providing us with a few topics a month stemming from questions he has received from patrons mainly around tech and apps.  His goal is to take the topic and bounce down different avenues of information about it.