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Vote for ITNCharlestonTrident on Facebook

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Every day for 100 days, five different organizations will compete for the most votes with the daily winners being awarded a new Toyota.

On Wednesday, June 15th, visit Toyota's Facebook page. You will be prompted to "click to vote", where you can select ITN CharlestonTrident from the competing organizations that day. Share the link with your friends on Facebook and encourage them to vote, too!

SC Assistive Technology Exchange

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The South Carolina Assistive Technology Exchange is an online equipment reutilization database that helps citizens with disabilities and older people with functional limitations find affordable assistive technology devices and equipment. The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) does not profit from the sale of listed devices.

EyeNote™ App to Help the Blind and Visually Impaired Denominate US Currency

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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has developed a free downloadable application (app) to assist people who are visually impaired identify the denomination of US currency. The app is called EyeNote™, a mobile device app designed for Apple iPhone (3G, 3Gs, 4), and the 4th Generation iPod Touch and iPad2 platforms, and is available through the Apple iTunes App Store.

Talking Book Services Celebrates Volunteers

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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--celebrated 80 years of helping visually impaired and physically handicapped individuals enjoy reading their favorite books and magazines.

Learning Ally is the New Name for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

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"Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), a 63-year old nonprofit organization serving over 300,000 individuals across the U.S. with learning differences and reading disabilities, announced that it has officially changed its name to Learning Ally™ effective April 11, 2011.

News about NFB-NEWSLINE®,

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The National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina is pleased to announce today the availability of NFB-NEWSLINE® to all blind and print-disabled South Carolina residents.

NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free service that allows those who cannot read conventional newsprint due to a visual or physical disability to access hundreds of local and national publications as well as job and TV listings over the telephone or via online methods.

SC Youth Leadership Forum

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Students 17-21 years old are invited to attend the SC Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) July 13th-15th. This is a three-day program for SC students with disabilities who have demonstrated leadership potential in both their school and community. This leadership forum is designed to assist youth with disabilities in further developing leadership skills and in using resources that can help them face challenges to becoming participating members of their communities.

80th Anniversary of Talking Books

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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.

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