SC Residents with Disabilities

Braille Literacy Campaign


How many children in America are not taught to read? The answer is 90 percent if the children are blind. Most Americans are shocked to hear this statistic. And we should be. The blind read and write using Braille, so why is our educational system failing to teach Braille to so many children? Why are these children being denied the opportunities that come with a proper education?

Shelby Craig Takes Us Out to the Ballgame


Thirteen-year-old Shelby Craig is from Summerville, South Carolina, but has been to Detroit fifty-five times. She has been making the trip once or twice a year since she was six-weeks-old to visit her eye doctor, Dr. Michael Trese. A pediatric retinal specialist with Beaumont Hospital, Dr. Trese sees children from all over the world. Shelby speaks very highly of her doctor. "Knowing Dr.

20 New Titles Available in Free Chapter Download Program

HumanWare, the leader in assistive technologies for people with print disabilities, and digital publishing innovator ReadHowYouWant are partnering to help individuals with reading disabilities and visually impaired readers discover the book reading device and the format that best suits their preferences.

SC Student Qualifies for National Braille Challenge Finals

Brianna Murray, a 10th grade violin major at The Charleston School of the Arts, has qualified for the National Braille Challenge Finals in Los Angeles, California.  She is the only student in South Carolina to ever make it to the Braille Finals and this is her third time qualifying.
This year, Brianna qualified through So

Two New Books Added to SC Collection


Talking Book Services selects books of South Carolina interest or by South Carolina authors and then they are recorded by volunteer teams. These books have recently been added to our South Carolina collection. If you're a registered patron and would like to borrow one of these recorded books, please call the library at 1-800-922-7818 or email us at