Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center
Talking Books are a free public library service for the visually, physically, and reading disabled. The Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center is part of the Athens-Clarke County Library and the Georgia Library for Accessible Services. For more information about our service, please visit our website.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
This consolidation will not change the services available to patrons. Reader's Advisory services will be available from the GLASS office six days a week to help patrons select and order books, and all online services such as BARD, BARD Mobile, and the OPAC book catalog site will remain.
Libraries are constantly evolving to better serve their communities, and we here at NEGATBC feel confident our patrons will consider this change a positive one. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us until June 30 at 1-855-583-2822. Beginning July 1, patrons can reach GLASS at 1-800-248-6701.
Monday, May 4, 2015
If you need assistance changing your BARD User ID, please contact your Talking Book Library.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Learn more about Wrangler, Guiding Eyes, and service animals in the following links from Today:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
If you have any questions about the BARD Mobile app, please contact your Talking Book Library.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The first show to be equipped with audio description is Marvel's Daredevil. Popular series such as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will also be available described.
To read the press release from Netflix, please visit http://blog.netflix.com/2015/04/netflix-begins-audio-description-for.html?m=1.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
For more information, please visit http://www.medicare.gov/medicare-and-you/different-formats/m-and-y-different-formats.html.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Join us for a Braille / Sensory Nature Walk for Kids!
Hug a Huge Tree - Listen to Chirping Birds - Touch Soft Moss
Come enjoy a beautiful morning outdoors on a Braille trail specially designed for sensory experiences.
Please join us on Saturday, April 18th at 10:00 a.m. for a special nature walk for kids with visual impairment or other disabilities on the Whispering Woods Braille Trail. The walk is free, and families are welcome.
Located at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, this Braille nature trail is located along a circular unpaved path through the woods, with a guide rope all the way around, and 18 sign stations at intervals along the way in English print and Braille. The signs give information about the different types of trees along the path, including facts about their bark, leaves, flowers, other natural features, and usage by native Americans, as well as encouraging sensory experiences such as feeling tree roots and bark, comparing the shapes of leaves, listening to the sounds of the forest, and more. We will have student volunteers available to guide kids along the trail, and everyone can go at their own pace.
The walk will be held at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA 30519. Transportation is available if needed. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Please R.S.V.P. to Evan Barnard at email@example.com.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
To read more about this app, please visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/app-helps-blind-type-quickly-and-efficiently-ipad-180954674/?no-ist.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
You can help! Direct anyone you know who might be interested to www.loc.gov/ThatAllMayRead for videos, eligibility requirements, and enrollment instructions. New information will be added frequently, so keep checking back! You can also contact your local Talking Book Center for more information.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The exam will be a basic wellness exam to check for visual diseases or abnormalities. Once your service animal is registered, a list of participating providers will be sent to you.
To register your service animal, check qualifications, or read more about this service, please visit http://www.acvoeyeexam.org/.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Athens Council of the Blind cordially invites you to attend a presentation by Mike Martinson from Visual Enhancements on Saturday, March 28, at 10:30 AM. The location of the meeting will be at Multiple Choices, 145 Barrington Drive, Athens.
Visual Enhancements, always carries the latest in low vision technology including hand held magnifiers, desktop video magnifiers, computer integration of video magnifiers and the newest HD/OCR CCTV’s.Please come out and join us!
For further information contact Jerrie Toney at 706.461.1013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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