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-The book, “Impact: Changing the Way We View Disability,” by John Lord, describes key historical milestones of the Independent Living Movement in Canada; explores ways that IL impacts individuals, communities, research and policy; identifies potential future issues; and suggests ways the movement can address these issues. Available for $35 from Independent Living Canada, 402-214 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 8L8, TEL. (613) 563-2581.

-Shelly McMullen, a dog guide user for 30 years, has written "Pathways to Freedom," a 121-page ebook designed to answer many questions about getting and working with a dog guide. Visit http://www.guidedogmanual.weebly.com.

-The American Foundation for the Blind's CareerConnect website has launched the Job Seekers Tool Kit, a free, self-paced online course designed for young people and unemployed adults who are blind or partially sighted. Topics covered include self-awareness, career exploration, the preliminary employment process, the interview and maintaining employment. It also includes an option for parents and professionals to track and evaluate a student's progress. Visit http://www.afb.org/careerconnect.

-AFB has recently published the 504-page book, “Art Beyond Sight: A Resource Guide to Art, Creativity and Visual Impairment”, available in paperback and CD-ROM. Visit http://www.afb.org/store.

-Guests who are blind and partially sighted can now explore Disneyland Park through an enhanced device that provides audio descriptions of outdoor areas and fits in the palm of the hand. This complements the existing audio descriptions inside approximately 20 Disneyland Park theatres and attractions. Contact Kristin Wood, Disneyland Resort, 818-726-9107 or Kristin.G.Wood@disney.com.

-Interested in science? Four blind scientists have collaborated to launch http://www.accessscience.com, a site to promote involvement in science, technology, engineering and math by people with disabilities.

-“Out-of-Sight Science Experiments” is a book designed to get blind and partially sighted children interested in hands-on science using common household items like straws, plastic bottles, cups and paper clips. Simple step-by-step instructions enable kids to create musical instruments, acid rain, volcanoes, glaciers and more. Available in large print and contracted braille, with illustrations, for $20 U.S. Contact National Braille Press at 1-800-548-7323 or visit http://www.nbp.org.

-Want to know more about Windows 8? Download a 99-minute MP3 file of a detailed discussion about the accessibility and other issues relating to Windows 8 at http://eurpod.com/windows8_podcast.mp3.

-“Internet Explorer 9 with Jaws, Window-Eyes and System Access” is a reference card, compiled by Anna Dresner, lists keyboard commands and includes accessibility tips. Available in braille, eBraille and Word/ascii text for $6.00 U.S. Call National Braille Press at 1-800-548-7323 or visit http://www.nbp.org.

-Readers of "Our Special" Magazine have submitted their favourite recipes and they have been compiled into a one-volume braille cookbook called “Our Special Readers' Favorite Recipes.” Sixty recipes cover appetizers, breakfasts, salads & sauces, side dishes, main meals and desserts. Also includes a common ingredient substitution list. Available in hard-copy braille and eBraille (CD or download) for $9.00 U.S. Call NBP at 1-800-548-7323 or visit http://www.nbp.org.

-"You Might Be a Moron" is a new book written by a couple from Hawaii with multiple disabilities. The book is a tongue-in-cheek look at the goofy and crazy things people say, do, think or believe is true. Available as a downloadable PDF file from http://www.giantdolphin.com.

-The African Journal of Disability (AJOD) serves as a repository for cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research in all fields of disability studies and rehabilitation sciences in a uniquely African context. To read, go to http://www.ajod.org/index.php/ajod.