Table of contents February 2015.


  1. Harry C. Moores underwriting announcement.
  2. Henry Furtak with a medley from Porgy and Bess.
  3. From Linda Bennett the poem: "To February."
  4. Diana Burkhardt has cassette cases to give away.
  5. We have information about the ACB 2015 National Conference and Convention.
  7. We have details on the NFB 2015 national convention.
  8. Carrie Cischke on cassette recorders and a boom box at Radio Shack.
  9. Roger Cicchese is looking for an audio sound track of Snow White with audio description.
  10. Beth Clark introduces herself and reads a message from Jane McIver regarding help in teaching English as a second language.
  11. We have February birthdays.
  12. Diane Motchuk with an editorial on the demise of braille.
  13. Mary Sefzik is looking for a braille hymnal.
  14. George Bell in a series of e-mails has more information on the UEBC.
  15. George Gray tells us about Camp Salom 2015.
  17. Vinny Samarco introduces himself and would welcome correspondence.
  18. We learn about a new ACB affiliate ACB Families.
  19. We hear about the APH 2015 Insights Art Competition.
  20. U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Youngstown State University to Insure Equal Access to its Websites.
  21. Duncan Holmes with "The Blue Eyes Waltz."


  1. Tom D'Agostino in The Wax Works with "The Breeze and I."
  2. From Linda Bennett: "Valentine: Food for thought."
  3. Linda Webb introduces herself and has some riddles throughout the issue.
  4. We take a look at some Campbell's Home Style soups.
  5. Kate tells us about her cooking adventures; the free cookbooks given away in January and the new ones for February.
  6. Jeanne Corcoran with some recipes.
  7. From Marianne Daley: "A Twelve Hour Window for a Healthy Weight."
  8. Ginger Harms with a warning about pre-measured soap packs and soap pods.
  9. "Blind Chef Ready to Open New Restaurant."
  10. George Gray on book reviews and liked a pumpkin bread recipe.
  11. Abbie Taylor on macaroni and cheese; talks about a quirk with the Magic Chef talking microwave and shares a poem.
  13. Ed Fedush shares some helpful hints from the Internet.
  14. Bojane Heap reads: "BLIND Children and Teens with Recurrent Sleep Problems Needed for Clinical Research Study and Survey."
  16. Marg Schmitz has an APH desktop recorder to give away to be used for parts only.
  17. We welcome two new Newsreel members and learn that Joan Buchholtz, Louise Reed and Rudy Hodnik passed away and we hear a polka from Rudy.


  1. Thanks to the Ohio Lions Sight and Hearing Committee for their support.
  2. Catie Mangrum with a tongue twister.
  3. Irwin has some house-keeping tips.
  4. Marianne Daley comments on pull-tab cans; discusses smiling; learning about technology and would like to know more about adding minutes to her phone.
  5. B.C. Transit Disciplining Victoria Bus Drivers, Unfair Says Union."
  6. From Katie Frederick and Kim Charlson: we learn about "Perkins Perspectives Magazine."
  7. Nancy Levy on guide dogs; lost her pet dog and comments on her knee replacement.
  8. Tom Lykins on the Ibill and its braille guide.
  9. Tim hendel discusses the UEB.
  10. Hadley's transition to Unified English Braille."
  12. "Keep your Nose Warm this Winter; The Cold Virus Loves Cold Noses" and Kate found the song "Baby It's Cold Outside."


  1. Thanks to the C. W. and Marjorie J. Schrenk Family Foundation for their support.
  2. Kate has an update on our survey.
  3. Irwin has a couple of battery compartment doors for the Bookport Plus to pass along.
  4. Christine Chaikin has a resource handbook for Hawaii to sell.
  5. We hear about a special vest for service dogs.
  6. From Marianne Daley: "From Vertigo to Tinitis, Ear Ailments are New Focus for Drugs."
  7. Doug Hudson has a money identifier to give away.
  8. From Deborah Kendrick: "A Little Humor can Usually Smooth out an Awkward Situation."
  9. Debbie Donnellan comments on her iphone.
  10. From Jane McIver: we hear about a new IOS App called "Be My Eyes."
  11. "Wake Forest Students Build Device to Help Blind."
  12. Mimi Winer recommends an article from the December 19, 2014 issue of Newsweek.
  13. From Ann Chiappetta: "Mood Swing."
  14. We have links for the "Sounds from the Sun article in January.
  15. Gary Sivak has a suggestion where you might be able to get older assistive technology repaired.
  16. Nolan Crabb reviews: "Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief." (DB 67863)
  18. Kate starts the 2015 Friendship Raffle.
  19. Ed Fedush sent in some Dillerisms.