Talking Book Services News

NFB & Santa Promote Braille Literacy

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From the National Federation of the Blind:

Baltimore, Maryland (November 15, 2010): Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season.

The South Carolina Equipment Distribution Program

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Many people with hearing or speech impairments have difficulty using a typical phone. The South Carolina Equipment Distribution Program (SCEDP) provides free, specialized phone equipment. Examples are: a phone that amplifies the signal so the caller can be better heard, or text on a screen that shows what the caller is saying.

Official GMAT Study Guide Series Now Accessible to the Visually Impaired

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The GMAT is a standardized exam used by thousands of MBA and other graduate management education programs worldwide as part of the admissions process. The Official Guides from GMAC are the only GMAT test-preparation books that feature actual test questions used in the past on the exam.

Library of Congress Talking-Book Program Receives APEX Award for Publication Excellence

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The 20-page booklet "Talking Rooms: Walking Through History at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Headquarters" has received an APEX 2010 Award of Excellence in the One-of-a-Kind Government Publication category.

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