Table of contents August 2016.


  1. Harry C. Moores underwriting announcement.
  2. Linda Bennett with "August Woodlands."
  3. Tom Lykins on cassette recorders.
  4. Charlotte Bicknell is looking for a Spartus clock.
  5. Al Zubillaga on MP3 CD players and is looking for Gospel music.
  6. Janet Didsbury would like back issues of Braille Book Review and is looking for a talking scale.
  7. Ginger Harms on braille slates.
  8. We have August birthdays and we are looking for someone.
  9. Duncan Holmes concerning blindness; had a big birthday and tells us about his upcoming tour.
  10. Cheryl Morgan has a friend who is looking for correspondence.
  11. Google and Tesla Agree that Autonomous Vehicles will Make Streets Safer and Both are Racing Toward a Driverless Future."
  12. Mike Lantz is looking for some music and comments on blindness.
  13. Marie Rudys on the Illinois Sight Saving school song or the lack thereof and is looking for a story.
  14. We have the answer for the July jumble and Brad Barrows has a new jumble.
  15. We have Tim Hawkins Parody of old rock stars.


  1. Gerry Gabrielli shares recordings from his grandchildren.
  2. Kate tells us who won the free cookbooks last month; tells us what we have to pass along this month and reminds us about The Kitchen Korner cookbook.
  3. Robert Wegner is in the Kitchen Korner on the taste of food.
  4. Diane Motchuk with a recipe.
  5. Camille Petrecca talks about a mac and cheese recipe; shares a recipe and needs help downloading bookf from The Xavier Society.
  6. Philip Jackson wants ideas on saving fresh vegetables; organizing and marking freezer items; would like comparisons of the Stream and the Bookport; has a hint for diabetics; discusses Free Matter labels and would like to know more about the Mary Bryant Home.
  7. Jeanne Corcoran on being blind and likes a Toaster Oven.
  8. We hear about a blind friendly Emergency Radio.
  10. Abbie Taylor on independence and tells us about her new book.
  12. Elizabeth Sammons sent in a request for gently used braille writers.
  13. Jean Lagrange wants to know how to install radio st'ns on the Bookport Desktop.
  14. Pat Keating discusses UEB and uses braille ballots.


  1. Thanks to the Ohio Lions Sight and Hearing Committee for their support.
  2. Laurie Pettis wants to visit the swimming pool.
  3. Linda Bennett with a poem titled "Rare Friend."
  4. We learn about a plan to make more books accessible.
  5. ACB Commends Congress on Legislation Authorizing LOC to Provide Braille E-readers.
  6. John Wesley Smith with thoughts on Tim Hendel's Declaration of Independence.
  7. Robert Acosta on independence.
  8. We welcome new subscribers and ask you to share information about Newsreel.
  9. Richard Brock on independence.
  10. Bojane Heap about independence and she would like to see one thing.
  11. We hear about the passing of two Newsreelers.
  12. Marg Schmitz on independence.
  13. Charley Anderson comments on the July Newsreel.
  14. Deb Caldbeck comments on independence.
  15. Bob Rite is looking for a relationship with a gentleman.
  16. Joan Andrews on UEB and independence.
  17. Tom Kaufman sent in: "Some Siri Tricks you Might not know about."


  1. Leonard Kokel tells us about his Perkins brailler repair service.
  2. Robert Wegner comments on UEB.
  3. "A Blind Man's Run Across America."
  4. We join the Newsreel Party at the ACB national convention.
  5. "Should your Driverless Car Hit a Pedestrian if it would Save your Life?"
  6. Laura Mulraney tells us that she put her retired guide dog down.
  7. We hear about "Campbell's Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved my Life." (DB 83921)
  8. Marianne Daley sent in an article about a therapy dog in court.
  9. From Ann Chiappetta: "The Little Things in Life."