BARD Mobile App for the BlindShell Classic 2
Introducing the BARD Mobile App
for the BlindShell Classic 2 Accessible Cell Phone
Adding Another Choice to the BlindShell Classic 2
BlindShell is committed to providing phones with the maximum benefit for individuals living with sight loss. As industry leaders, we’re partnering to bring useful tools to people who are blind or have low vision, supporting their autonomy, empowerment and independence. We’re excited to announce the launch of the BARD mobile app for the BlindShell Classic 2 and continue our journey in building the world's greatest accessible cell phone platform. The BARD mobile app was the number one request from the sight loss community, and we’re proud to deliver this powerful new app.
What is BARD?
BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) is a free library service of downloadable braille and audio reading material for residents of the United States and US citizens living abroad who are unable to read or use standard printed material because of visual or physical disabilities. BARD provides access to thousands of special-format books, magazines, and music scores. The site is password-protected. All files are downloadable as compressed audio or formatted ebraille files. BARD is a partnership between NLS and its network of cooperating libraries. NLS maintains the website, uploads titles, and supplies libraries with circulation statistics.
Here are the three steps to begin using BARD.
1. Contact your local State library to begin the process. Click here to find your library.
2. Become an NLS patron - Click here to download application and request NLS services.
3. Register for BARD - Click here to register.
I already have a BARD account and want to
learn more about using the mobile app on the BlindShell Classic 2.
We have compiled a brief overview and basic functionality on how to get started with the BARD mobile app. Please click here to get started.
Where can I learn more about the
National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled?
Please click here to learn more about the NLS program and the full complement of services available.
Does the BARD Mobile App require payment?
The BARD Mobile App is free to all residents of the United States and US citizens living abroad who are unable to read or use standard printed material because of visual or physical disabilities.
Jeff Thompson and Pete Lane once again welcome Bari Azman and Diane Ducharme, of the BlindShell USA company to the Blind Abilities studios to share an exciting announcement with our listeners! In this episode, Bari and Diane reveal a new app that has been recently added to the BlindShell Classic 2 app catalog. This is an app that they have been working hard to secure in their arsenal of available applications. It has also been the single most requested app from all BlindShell classic 2 users with whom they have come into contact. Listen to interview
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