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Talking Book Services on SCDVA's News Minute

Talking Book Services on SCDVA's News Minute

The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs featured SC Talking Book Services in a recent episode of their popular News Minute series.

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month

Explore captivating books celebrating Black History Month, delving into rich narratives, remarkable achievements, and profound contributions that have shaped the world. Enlighten, inspire, and celebrate the resilient spirit.

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Art Gallery Competition - Let's Celebrate Art

During April and May each year, South Carolina Talking Book Services offers a fine arts creative outlet for blind and visually impaired students in our state.

It is now time to enter the 2024 SCSL Talking Book Services art competition.  Any visually impaired/blind child or young adult still in school may enter.  Artwork can be in any medium, but must be tactile.

There are three age categories:  ages 6 to 10, ages 11 to 15, and ages 16 and up.  Only one entry per student is allowed. 

2024 Winter Reading Program

2024 Winter Reading Program

Winter Reading 2024 We invite all SC Talking Book Services patrons to join us for the 2024 Winter Reading Program on January 1, 2024.

Jennifer Falvey on the set of Soda City Live

TBS Featured on Soda City Live

South Carolina's Talking Book Services Director, Jennifer Falvey, appeared on Columbia's WIS TV News local segment, Soda City Live, on Thursday, July 27th.

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BARD Mobile iOS version 2.2.1

Version 2.2.1 includes supported in-app password reset functionality.

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BARD Mobile Kindle Fire Update, Version 1.4.6

This is the second in a series of releases designed to support native Amazon Kindle Fire OS development and Amazon accessibility functions, including VoiceView for screen reader and braille output support.

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BARD Mobile Android App 2.0

Coming to BARD Android users this Friday, June 23: version 2.0 of the BARD Mobile Android app.

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Take TBS Back to School with You!

Did you know that SC Talking Book Services are available for eligible students and teachers?

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Tune into the Many Faces of BARD!

This month the program from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled is BARD: Advanced Search Tips from an Expert.

Connect the Dots

Spring 2024

The latest edition of Connect the Dots is here, and as always it’s full of reading recommendations, national and community Talking Book Services updates, and much more. Listen now to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at SC TBS!

Spring 2024 (print version)