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Newsletter January 2015
I am pleased to open the year 2015, which is marked by innovation and expansion. During the coming year extensive technological changes will be made, both in the new catalog which is in advanced stages of development, and in the Library’s new application for Android devices, ‘Accessible Reader,’ which was developed by Shmulik Ne’eman and which is to be launched soon. In addition we will expand our activities in the area of culture and information accessibility, to give blind and visually impaired people in Israel the chance to enjoy performances made accessible to them, with a wider selection of films and other performances on offer.
Further information about our future plans, as well as the first report on new content and procedures relating to our new catalog, will be published shortly in our Annual Summary. It will be worth the wait …
Two movies have been made newly accessible this month with audio description...Click hear to read the full CLFB Newsletter
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Library subscribers – please note: the data validation questionnaire is now available on the website!
As you are aware, we have begun a process of data validation for all our subscribers which to date has been carried out only by telephone. We are now expanding the activity and we invite anyone who has not yet been contacted to complete the identical questionnaire online at your convenience.
Please note that personal details are kept for internal purposes only and are not transferred to any other body.
Although written in the masculine, the questionnaire is intended equally for both sexes.
The questionnaire is available through the Google docs application.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Library StaffClick here to fill out the questionnaire online form
New TitlesContrasts : practice book :Intermediate level - proficiency level, by Carmel Rita
ntermediate level: st.3- proficiency level: st.1Navigate to the new titles page
Reader reviewsTo Listen is an Art
Hello everyone. This is a moving and enthralling book about the lives of a boy who became blind at the age of eight, and a disabled girl of the same age, how together they learn how to live with their disabilities, and the pure love that develops between them through heartbeats. I will leave you...Navigate to the reader reviews page
Weekly recommendationsIt’s the same love (Zo Ota Ha’ahava)
The aroma of donuts, the variety of shows all around us, the candle-lighting, tell us that that it is holiday time again: Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights. Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Temple and the miracle of the oil lamp that lasted for 8 days, and the days are traditionally termed ‘days of thanksgiving’ to thank God for the miracle bestowed on the people of Israel. One name for Hanukkah is ‘Festival of Lights’, and it is in this context that we remember a brilliant light that was extinguished this festival, that of the singer-songwriter artist, Arik Einstein...Navigate to the recommendations page
Donating to the Library? Please take note!
The Central Library for the Blind has been awarded the Seal of Effectiveness by the Midot organization. This seal testifies that the Library is committed to an organizational ethos that values planning and assessment and focuses on results and continual improvement, with the aim of serving its beneficiaries and bringing about a significant change in their lives.