Paratransit Service Away From Home–Think Ahead!

If you use paratransit services and will be travelling to another city in Texas, it mayt be possible to schedule rides in the other city. To find out, call the paratransit service in the destination city, and ask if they allow eligible clients from other cities to ride their system. If the answer is yes, they will likely request an ADA verification form from the transit service in your home city. You will need to call the transit office and make that request.

Please note that the process can take a few days, so plan ahead! Allow at least a week, if possible, to complete these arrangements before you travel. The tickets or passes that you use when you ride in your home city should be accepted in your host city, but be sure to ask about that as well, as services differ from city to city. Also keep in mind that certain areas near or within a city may not be accessible by paratransit service.

National Veterans Wheelchair Games June 21-26, 2015

This is the 35th year of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which will be held in Dallas from Sunday, June 21st – Friday, June 26th. Many of the events will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

Veterans compete in a variety of activities, including basketball, swimming, field events, weightlifting, quad rugby, and softball.

Registration to participate in the games is closed.

For more information, visit http://wheelchairgames.org/35th-annual-national-veterans-wheelchair-games/
A list of events and venues can be found here: http://wheelchairgames.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/35th-NVWG-EVENT-SCHEDULE-Final.pdf

JULY 2015 BOOK CLUB TITLE ANNOUNCED!

Please join us on Thursday, July 23 at 7 pm (Central Time) for our Book Club discussion of WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple (DB 75351).

Our Book Club meetings are hosted via toll free conference call. All you need to participate is a telephone!

To RSVP, email us at TBP_RAL@tsl.texas.gov, or call the Talking Book Program at 1-800-252-9605. Please RSVP by July 2 to ensure that we have enough copies for Book Club participants.

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is available by mail in digital cartridge, and is also available to download on BARD.

Please indicate if you would like us to mail you the digital cartridge, or if you prefer to download the book from BARD.

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE

SEMPLE, MARIA

Seattle. Eighth-grader Bee’s request for a family trip to Antarctica is the last straw for her mother Bernadette, who has become so socially inept that she hired a virtual assistant in India to handle her life. Just before the trip, Bernadette vanishes. Heartbroken Bee investigates. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2012.