Talking Book Services

South Carolina Talking Book Services is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page.

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The Talking Book Services (TBS) Catalog allows users to look up books by title, author, or subject. The browse screen shows popular and recently added books. You must have an account to request books.

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BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) is a web-based service that provides access to thousands of audio and braille books, magazines, and music scores available from NLS.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers play a vital role in helping us provide quality library services to South Carolina citizens who have difficulty using standard printed materials due to qualifying visual or physical conditions. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Recording & Reviewing
  • Community Outreach
  • Book Collection

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Latest News

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Assistive Technology with Nancy Irwin - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 84

In part 3 of a three-part series, Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses assistive technology with Nancy Irwin. Nancy is from Columbia South Carolina and works for the state’s School for the Deaf and the Blind in their Division of Outreach Services as the Access Technology Specialist. Prior to working for the school, she was the JAWS Instructor for the SC Commission for the Blind. She also has a degree in Theater Technical Design from Winthrop University.

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Assistive Technology with Dr. Carol Page - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 83

In part 2 of a three-part series, Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses assistive technology with Dr. Carol Page. Dr. Page is the Program Director of the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program at the USC School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in speech-language pathology from the University of South Carolina, an Assistive Technology Professional certificate from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, and a Brain Injury Specialist certification from the Brain Injury Association of America.

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Assistive Technology with Steve Cook - Library Voices SC Podcast Episode 82

In part 1 of a three-part series, Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses assistive technology with Steve Cook. Steve is an Assistive Technology Consultant with the South Carolina Commission for the Blind. He chaired the planning committee for the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Assistive Technology Expos, which brought together disability coordinators from colleges, tech schools, and universities from across South Carolina.