November 2010 Archives

CrazyHeart.pngOn Monday, December 6th, at 2:00 pm in the second floor Meeting Room, Greenwich Library will present the third installment of it's Subtitled Films Series for the hearing impaired.  We will be showing the 2009 film Crazy Heart, which won an Best Actor Oscar for it's star Jeff Bridges.  The film co-stars  Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell, and is directed by Scott Cooper.  Crazy Heart runs 112 minutes and is rated R.  No special equipment will be needed.  For further details, click here

If you would like to support having this kind of program continue at the library, please let anyone you think would be interested know about it.  Thanks and hope to see you on the 6th.

TSA.pngThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been in the headlines a lot in the past week or so.  This post isn't going to venture an opinion on pat-downs and other TSA security procedures but instead will inform travelers with disabilities and medical conditions (like this poor guy) what to expect when they board airplanes during and after this Thanksgiving holiday.  Their policies, outlined by this letter, can be found on the TSA website by clicking here. Be sure to take note of what the TSA looks for and have a safe journey.  

The Flipdog Job Search Site

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flipdog.jpgFlipdog is a job search site that's affliated with and assists job seekers with online employment postings listed by title, company and general location.  You can also look up job postings by categories.  For more, click here to get to the site.   

HOUND.jpgWhen he seemingly had his famous creation Sherlock Holmes, while grappling with archnemesis Professor Moriarty, sent down the Reichenbach Falls to his death at the end of his 1893 short story, "The Adventure of the Final Problem", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle received tremendous public pressure -even threats!- to revive the Great Detective.

SocialSecuritypng.pngPersons who become disabled for long periods of time can apply for Social Security disability benefits.  The application process for disability benefits is discussed in this online article, which also goes into detail on what qualifies as a disability, who can apply, and what the best method is for applying.  The Social Security Agency website can be accessed by persons with disabilities who wish to apply by clicking here.  If you have a disability or know someone who does, be sure to check out this important article.  

IntelReader.jpgOn Tuesday, November 16, at 2:00 pm in the second floor Meeting Room, a representative from the Intel Corporation will demostrate their latest product, the Intel Reader.  The Intel Reader is designed for patrons with visual disabilities as well as the general community.

This amazing device transforms printed text to the spoken word, and stores text for later listening.  Weighing just over a pound and about the size of a paperback book, the mobile Intel Reader can be used at school, work, home, or on the go.  You can see and hear it in action here.

For more information about what the Intel Reader can do, click here.  All are welcome to attend the demo.  Call (203) 622-7918 if you need us to provide any special arrangements. 


displaymedia.jpgOn Wednesday, November 10, at 2:00 pm in the second floor Meeting Room, Greenwich Library will present the second installment of it's Subtitled Films Series for the hearing impaired.  We will be showing the 2009 film Up In The Air, starring George Clooney and Vera Farmiga and directed by Jason Reitman.  The film runs 108 minutes and is rated R.  For further details, click here

(And on Tuesday, November 16, we will be having this program for the visually impaired. Please make a note if you're interested.) 

GoodOne.jpgRegardless of who'll win today's gubernorial race in Connecticut, this contest will be notable for the fact that the candidates from both main parties, Tom Foley (R) and Dan Malloy (D), have disabilities.  (Mr. Foley has Bell's palsy; Mr. Malloy has dyslexia.) Further, both the candidates and the public have found that their respective disabilities doesn't mean that they will allow their conditions to impede their abilities to govern. The Norwich Bulletin has more on how this particular election will result in Connecticut having a governor with "a disability or condition that sets them apart" (the Bulletin's words) for the first time and what it means in general  here.

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