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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.

Survey: Hurricane Matthew Survivors with Disabilities

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Survey: Hurricane Matthew Survivors with Disabilities

Are you a survivor of Hurricane Matthew with a disability living in South Carolina? If so, The University of South Carolina needs your input regarding your experiences during the Hurricane Matthew and the subsequent flooding. The information collected will not be identifiable and will be used to enhance South Carolina’s emergency response services for persons with disabilities during and after a crisis.

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2016 SC Assistive Technology Expo to be held March 3

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC NO PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY

Mark your calendars! The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program Expo is returning for another exciting year! Come see what's new in assistive technology and listen to free presentations by great speakers. Keep checking this page for more details!

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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 fulfill their full potential.

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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Tootsie Dennis Kline in the TBS recording booth

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.  See the full Columbia Star article here.

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 using devices running Android OS 4.1 or later. A BARD Mobile app for iOS devices was released in 2013. 

Audio Book Recorded for Talking Book Services Patrons

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General William T. Sherman’s psychological war on civilians is coming alive through the South Carolina State Library’s Talking Book Services department. USC Journalism Professor Doug Fisher (in window) is shown recording Sherman’s Flame and Blame Campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas … and the burning of Columbia in the State Library’s book recording studio in Columbia with Ron Whitten, Studio and Equipment Coordinator.

Celebrating 25th Anniversary Of The Americans With Disabilities Act

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July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Celebrations of the signing of the ADA by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990 are taking place across the nation. 

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