Items tagged "Assistive technology"

Tech Talk Time

Connect Tech Technology, a word that is both enlightening and terrifying to our society. Right now, as the world has paused, the use of virtual technology and online resources to connect with each other has soared to its highest usage ever (probably). I have seen a lot of different kinds of accessible technology through my […]

The Recording Studio at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians

Something that many people may not know is that here at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians we have a fully equipped and functioning volunteer-run recording studio. This little-known secret is a true gem, and contributes to the noble mission of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print […]

Disability Friendly Community Events

For people on the Autism spectrum or with other disabilities there are several exciting events coming up in the Pittsburgh area!  On Sunday May 19th at the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, The Autism Society and Band Together Pittsburgh will present an Autism friendly open mic.  There will mics, keyboards, guitars, amps, and percussion instruments available for participants […]

What is leadership?

In her book Leadership in Turbulent Times (DB93029, CL19000), Doris Kearns Goodwin poses these questions, pertinent in any age:  “Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Do the times make the leader or does the leader shape the times?” and perhaps, most importantly, in […]

BEST OF BARD: JANUARY 2019

Dark Sacred Night By Michael Connelly DB 92899 / CL 18098 Working the night shift, LAPD detective Renée Ballard catches retired cop Harry Bosch going through cold-case files at Hollywood Station. He is looking into the unsolved murder of a fifteen-year-old runaway, and when Ballard hears the details of the brutal killing, she decides to […]

Creed. doc.

The Body of Christopher Creed (DB 52758) by Carol Plum-Ucci is a fiction novel that follows the story of a high school student named Torey as he navigates through his feelings of the disappearance of Christopher Creed. Creed, a somewhat unlikeable person, writes an ambiguous email that straddles the line between a goodbye note and a […]