Table of contents August 2014.


  1. Harry C. Moores underwriting announcement.
  2. Henry Furtak with "The Bluebird of Happiness."
  3. Linda Bennett sent in the poem "Late Summer."
  4. Marg Schmitz reports on the book "A Street Cat Named Bob" and retiring her guide dog.
  5. We learn about the Blind Matters radio show.
  7. A message from the Matilda Ziegler Magazine.
  8. Randi Shelton and many others sent in details about the currency reader from BEP.
  10. Ginger Harms would like to know more about the Galaxy Core Advanced Phone.
  11. From Ed Fedush: "Amazon Unveils New Fire Smart Phone with Accessibility Features."
  12. Barb Fohl wonders about "talking" with your hands and "moving to the music."
  13. We have August birthdays.
  14. Amy Phillippi would like to hear from those using the Kindle App for the PC; found some headphones and solved her problem with Tapin Radio.
  15. "Advocates for Deaf, Blind Pressure Apple for more Accessible Apps."
  16. Bojane Heap tells us about a vacation.
  17. Mark your calendars for Camp Salom for 2015.
  18. Mike Lantz is looking for some OTR; will be going to a convention and would like to find a radio.
  19. We welcome new members to Newsreel.
  20. From Ed Fedush: "Punography."
  21. Garnet Claypool with the song "Three Wooden Crosses."


  1. Thanks to the C. W. and Marjorie J. Schrenk Family Foundation for their support.
  2. Tom D'Agostino with "Mammy" in The Wax Works.
  3. Kate made a couple of cookbook recipes; tells us about free cookbooks and has a final Raffle update.
  4. Robert Wegner on Sauerkraut; can openers and has a recipe.
  5. Jeanne Corcoran shares some recipes.
  6. Diane Motchuk comments on her Cream Puff recipe and has one for Scotch Cookies.
  7. Victor Schmidt sends in an odd recipe.
  8. From Jane McIver: "Unusual Uses for Deodorant."
  9. Sandra Warren and others have the answer for the July jumble and Eva Elfassy has a new one for August.
  10. Lucille Caruso shares a story and a poem.
  11. From Tom Kaufman: "Long Island Carnival Worker Wouldn't Let Blind Girl on Kiddy Ride Alone: Mom Says."
  12. Tom Lykins reports on the death of April Stahl.
  13. We learn that Roger Derbique passed away.
  14. Freedom Scientific Announced a new website.
  16. Duncan Holmes plays "Bring Him Home."


  1. Thanks to the Ohio Lions Sight and Hearing Committee for their support.
  2. We have the song "In Canada."
  3. Nolan Crabb reviews "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety."
  4. Patty reads the Deborah Kendrick column: "If you Aim as High as you can, Chkes are it will Pay Off."
  5. From Tom Kaufman and Marianne Daley: "MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time."
  6. Here's a related article about the MIT Finger Reader.
  7. From Mickey Prahin "Characteristics of the Blind."
  8. Eye Care Program a Boon for Senior Citizens.
  10. P. W. Jackson discusses summer camps.
  11. We have information about an Educational Video for Emergency Responders on Serving Service Animal Teams.
  13. From the Columbus Dispatch: "Novartis Joining with Google to Make a Smart Contact Lens."
  14. Amy Phillippi sings a song and reads a poem.


  1. Delta Gamma Foundation underwriting announcement.
  2. Tom Kaufman with "The Orange Blossom Special."
  4. Save Fifty Dollars on the New Victor Stream.
  5. Mastering a Collision Course Called Home.
  6. Patty reads: "Poetry in Commotion."
  7. Blind Mice Mart offers Ambutech Canes and accessories as well as cane holders and a talking compass.
  8. "Dole, Slumped but Sharp, Returns to Senate to Push Disabilities Treaty."
  9. From All Things Considered: "Gurrumul an unlikely international star reaches the US."
  10. Ed Fedush shares Start your day with a Smile.