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SC Vocational Rehabilitation Announces Journalism Contest

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.

2016 SC Assistive Technology Expo to be held March 3

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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!


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.

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.  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 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. 

Talking Book Services Student Art Gallery Reception


Join us for a reception and awards ceremony for the 2015 art installation at the South Carolina State Library Talking Book Services Art Gallery.

May 7, 201511:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.1500 Senate StreetColumbia, SC

RSVP to Sandy Knowles at 803-734-4611, 1-800-922-7818, or

All artwork has been created by blind or visually impaired students from around the state of South Carolina.

That All May Read

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(The following is a guest post by Karen Keninger, director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.) - There are times when a “best-kept secret” is exactly what you want. But not when it comes to one of the most highly valued services provided through the Library of Congress – namely the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).