Talking Book and Braille Service
Interchange is the bimonthly newsletter of the Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service
that keeps library patrons abreast of service changes and of new titles added to the Nebraska Books Collection and the Nebraska Descriptive Video Collection. Interchange
is available on
digital cartridge, in large print and Braille, and online.
Large Print, and Braille
All Talking Book and Braille Service patrons have the option to receive Interchange in
one of these formats: large print, digital cartridge, and Braille. If you already
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Additionally, all of our past and current print and audio issues of Interchange are available
for download at the Interchange Archives.
A podcast* of Interchange is also accessible.
podcast of Interchange differs from the audio edition in two important
ways. When you click on the link for the Audio edition, the most recent
Interchange audio plays through your media player in real time. You can
pause the playback but cannot fast forward or rewind. Also, the same edition
will be replayed every time you click the Audio button until a new edition is
Podcasts are subscription based. Once subscribed to a podcast, your podcast client
(browser, media player, or other client) automatically notifies you when new
editions are available. The podcast file is downloaded and saved to your
computer. You can forward the file on to a portable player or play the file
direct from your computer. You have full control of the playback including
pause, fast forward, and rewind.
To receive Interchange as a podcast, paste this link into your
podcast-ready browser or media player, or a specialized podcast client
Podcast-ready browsers include Firefox 2.0-4.0.1 and
Internet Explorer 7-9.
Podcast-ready media players include iTunes.
Additional podcast clients include:
- @Podder @Podder's design aims to assist partially sighted users benefiting from "large print software". @Podder's simple interface provides the core functionality of podcatchers in tabbed panels with few buttons. While not (yet) supporting screen readers, @Podder uses off-the-shelf low-cost desktop text-to-speech tools to provide voice feedback and read aloud useful description of feeds and podcasts. @Podder also mirrors its database of feeds and podcasts in HTML that can be browsed, searched, and shared. Tags (keywords) are also supported for annotating and classifying podcast collections. @Podder is integrated currently with Windows XP platforms.
- Doppler Doppler is a podcast aggregator. It s a tool to subscribe to RSS feeds which supply downloadable files. Doppler will go out and fetch the files enclosed in the RSS feed and will automatically add them to your preferred media player. And it does this in a very smooth unattended manner. It s simple! Really.
- Juice Receiver (formerly iPodder) If you want to listen to Internet audio programs (podcasts) but can't when they are scheduled, this program is for you. Juice Receiver is the premier Podcasting application, allowing users to capture and listen to Internet audio programs anytime, anywhere. It allows users to select and download shows and music, and to play whenever they want on their portable digital media players, or computers automatically, after specifying which music or shows they want to listen to.
Note: All software mentioned on this page is free.