SC Residents with Disabilities

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary

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On March 3, 2011, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)--the Library of Congress' talking-book and Braille program--will celebrate 80 years of helping visually impaired and physically handicapped individuals enjoy reading their favorite books and magazines.

NFB & Santa Promote Braille Literacy

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From the National Federation of the Blind:

Baltimore, Maryland (November 15, 2010): Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season.

The South Carolina Equipment Distribution Program

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Many people with hearing or speech impairments have difficulty using a typical phone. The South Carolina Equipment Distribution Program (SCEDP) provides free, specialized phone equipment. Examples are: a phone that amplifies the signal so the caller can be better heard, or text on a screen that shows what the caller is saying.

Official GMAT Study Guide Series Now Accessible to the Visually Impaired

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The GMAT is a standardized exam used by thousands of MBA and other graduate management education programs worldwide as part of the admissions process. The Official Guides from GMAC are the only GMAT test-preparation books that feature actual test questions used in the past on the exam.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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"In October, Americans observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month by paying tribute to the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities whose work helps keep the nation's economy strong and by reaffirming their commitment to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens."

Online Catalog Users Please Note

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The web address for the Talking Books Services Online Catalog has changed. It is now http://webopac.klas.com/scbph. You may need to update your "Favorites" listing in your web browser. Using the links from the Talking Books Services or State Library website will take you to the correct address.

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