Thursday, May 11

A Disturbing Development

Greetings. The following information is being circulated around the Internet, and I thought I'd do my part. Web Braille is no more. Read on for more. I know people that have used, and love, this service. I even considered using it a few times, though I never signed up. In a larger sense though, there's one less resource for blind people to use on the web for getting books and other information. Hopefully the NFB and ACB will jump on this pretty quick, if not at their summer conventions coming up shortly. You can be sure that serious questions will be asked of the NLS people when they go to the summer conventions of why this was done.

If you haven't heard yet, you will all probably be hearing from your patrons
very soon about the shutdown of Web-Braille. Any patron logging into the
Web-Braille site as of 5-10-06 is receiving the following message:

NLS: That All May Read

Web-braille notice

Because of technical and security difficulties, Web-Braille will be
unavailable in the near future. NLS regrets the inconvenience and will
provide further information as soon as possible.

For more information contact:
Judith Dixon
Consumer Relations Officer

2 comments:

  1. Wayne,

    I first have to say how glad I am that your site is up and running again, but I did receive the news about Web Braille. I am asking all that I know to please email Frank Kurt Cylke at NLS (fcyl@loc.gov), and let him know how disappointed we are. Thanks!

    Sharon

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  2. Wayne,

    I first have to say how glad I am that your site is up and running again, but I did receive the news about Web Braille. I am asking all that I know to please email Frank Kurt Cylke at NLS (fcyl@loc.gov), and let him know how disappointed we are. Thanks!

    Sharon

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