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New from National Braille Press
Start the new year off with the 2021 Peanuts “Happiness Is …” calendar. It’s a print-and-braille calendar for all ages, and includes all your favorite Peanuts characters.
New to blindness, and having trouble organizing your stuff? Take a look at “Identifying and Labeling Everything: Recognizing the Items in Your Life,” by Judy Dixon. It’s available in braille (one volume), BRF, DAISY, or Word. Judy Dixon updates the reader on the revolution in identification and labeling methods ushered in by the advent of smartphones and related technology.
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