Talking Book Services News

Register today for InSights into Blindness: A Celebration of Blindness Awareness Month

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The State Library’s Talking Book Services is hosting an informational workshop on Tuesday October 3, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for library staff, educators, and others who work with individuals who are blind or low vision. Participants will learn ways to accommodate patrons or students as well as agencies to contact when they encounter someone in need of services.

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Talking Book Services Student Artwork On Display

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The South Carolina State Library prides itself on creating programs designed to help underserved populations across the state. And, during the months of April and May, 2017, the SCSL offered a fine arts creative outlet for the blind and visually impaired.

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SC Vocational Rehabilitation Announces Journalism Contest

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SC Vocational Rehabilitation Announces Journalism Contest

The winner of the 2017 Journalism Contest #InclusionWorks receives a four-year scholarship to the South Carolina state-supported institution of his or her choice provided, of course, that the winner is otherwise qualified.

NLS supports those with visual and physical disabilities

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Observed every year on October 15, Blind Americans Equality Day is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of people who are blind or have low vision, while renewing a national commitment to providing all citizens who have disabilities with the opportunity to

SC State Library Talking Book Services named Employer of the Year

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Talking Book Services was presented with the Employer of the Year award on August 22, 2015 at the National Federation of the Blind state convention. This award was given “in appreciation of [their] outstanding record of providing meaningful employment opportunities for blind South Carolinians.”

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Hush Now, Baby- the rest of the story

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Attorney Tootsie Dennis Kline, Miss South Carolina 1959-60, recorded Hush Now, Baby, written by her friend Angela W. Williams, for the SC State Library’s Talking Book Service. Kline grew up with Williams in Moncks Corner, S.C., along with Ceille Welch, a well known playwright in Columbia, who is mentioned in the book.

BARD Mobile App for Android Now Available

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The BARD Mobile app for Android devices, version 1.0, is now available at the Google Play store, at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb. The BARD Mobile app enables NLS patrons to download audiobooks and audio magazines directly to their Android devices, provided they have BARD accounts and are

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