Podcasts! Ideal companions for driving, dishwashing, housecleaning, even gardening — or maybe insomnia companions. Here I have compiled a list of podcasts that cover a range of identities engaging with the world, focusing on Black, LGBTQ+ and disabled perspectives.
Here at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped we offer technology help with assistive technology. So what is assistive technology one might ask? Well, according to the Assistive Technology Industry Assocation: Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities […]
Visitors to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh spend over 2 million minutes per month on public computers – that’s over 1430 days worth of computing time! While the most popular services might not be surprising – YouTube, Facebook, and Netflix all make for a huge part of that traffic, in addition to browsing for jobs and […]
Some would rather gag on a gourd instead of enjoy the onslaught of pumpkin inspired products that crop up this time of year. I, unfortunately for those of you, am not one of your people. No matter if it’s lattes, candles, or baked goods, if it’s got pumpkin in it I’m going for it. Autumn, especially in Pittsburgh, is a […]
If you ever had to do a research paper or senior project in high school, you most likely came in contact with the Opposing Viewpoints series for researching those sometimes hot button topics. Each book presented reasons and facts for both sides of an issue, such as the death penalty and gun control, to give […]
In an effort to help improve accessibility for public transit and pedestrian commuters in Pittsburgh, the city has adopted a Complete Streets initiative to help make roads and sidewalks more accessible, including for those with disabilities. The initiative aims to support non-auto commuters by implementing more bike lanes, curb ramps, high visibility crosswalks, and audible […]