Table of contents January 2015.


  1. Harry C. Moores underwriting announcement.
  2. From Linda Bennett: "New Year Wishes."
  3. Tim Hendel likes a cassette recorder and recommends a service for repairing Perkins Braille Writers.
  4. From Marianne Daley: "FCC Announces Formation of Disability Advisory Committee.
  5. We have several items to give away at Newsreel.
  6. From Tom Kaufman and Kim Charlson: we learn about Talking Menus from ComCast.
  7. Gary Sivak sends in "The Sounds of the Sun" from Science News.
  8. We have January birthdays.
  9. Marianne Daley comments on scanning programs; wants to know more about the Kindle App for the PC; reminds us about the Chicago Lighthouse Help Desk and suggests a book.
  11. Kate would like your help with a short Newsreel survey.
  12. Marg Campbell has a question about reading PDF files.
  13. From Doug Hudson and Humanware: "Read What the Experts are Saying about Prodigi."
  15. Claude Long comments on technology and would like correspondence.
  16. Tom Kaufman wonders about a UBI Talking Home Controller.
  18. Amy Phillippi on ways to learn.
  19. Ed Fedush has gentle thoughts.
  20. Doug Hudson with "Help me Help Someone."


  1. Tom D'Agostino in The Wax Works with "O' Lady be Good."
  2. Kate tells us about the free cook books from December and we offer 3 new ones for January.
  3. Jeanne Corcoran recommends a course from Hadley School; discusses newer crockpots and shares some recipes.
  4. Joan Andrews on pull-tab cans and a crockpot cookbook.
  5. Pam Spurlock tells us about cookbooks from Home Readers and has a cooking tip.
  6. Diane Motchuk on pull-tab cans and has a couple of recipes.
  7. "Google Spoon Steady in Shaky Hands."
  8. Louise Anderson on tape recorders at Radio Shack and sends in a recipe.
  9. Kate tells us about her recent cooking experiences.
  10. Irwin's sister Miki bakes a Carrot Cake.
  11. Adrijana Prokopenko tells us about an interactive Christian site.
  13. Richard Brock discusses prevention of rust in your microwave; talks about technology; finding help; the KNFB Reader and was hit by a car.
  14. Cheryl Morgan is looking for 120-minute cassettes and a couple of albums.


  1. Thanks to the Ohio Lions Sight and Hearing Committee for their support.
  2. Duncan Holmes with a New Year's Eve 1960 recording.
  3. Nancy Scott has an essay called "Follow the Bouncing Cane."
  4. Abbie Taylor on technology; her cell phone and shares a poem.
  5. Richard Hardy tells us about a new hearing aid and dealing with ear wax.
  6. From here and Now: "A Guide to Gifts for those who Can't See."
  7. From the Winter 2014 Ohio Connection: News Bits by Elizabeth Sammons.
  8. We have a Turkish song from Adrijana Prokopenko.


  1. Thanks to the C. W. and Marjorie J. Schrenk Family Foundation for their support.
  2. We visit a Winter Wonder Land with Inner Vision.
  3. We welcome a new Newsreel member and have word of a couple of passings.
  4. Rudy Hodnik has a Ham Radio receiver for sale.
  5. Christine Chaikin is selling an Alabama Resource Handbook.
  6. George Gray is offering samples of "Circle of Love" magazine.
  8. Alice Massa with "A Snow Flake Garden."
  10. Robert Acosta tells us about a GDUI summer drawing.
  11. From Access World: "Computers for the Blind opens Worlds One Computer at a Time."
  13. From Doug Hudson: a Paul Harvey story about a golfer.
  14. Garnet Claypool is looking for some records.
  15. Jeanie Meador would like to find several items.
  16. Angela Gatteys has some braille books to pass along.
  17. John McCune would like help with his phone.
  18. From the Winter 2014 Ohio Connection: "Back to the Acting Future" by Jim Oyer.
  19. George Gray has the jumble answer for December and Irwin has a new word game.
  20. We learn about a new ACB affiliate being formed for people with Cerebral Palsy as well as blindness.
  21. "School Punishes Blind Boy by Replacing Cane with Pool Noodle."
  22. Ed Fedush with a Super Bowl joke.