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.
Monday, December 29, 2008
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Aurora Ministries provides materials for print-handicapped individuals, and offers the New King James, the King James, and the International Children's Bible. They have an order form that requires a certification from your doctor or Talking Book Library. The Talking Book Center is happy to order an audio-Bible on our patrons' behalf.
You can contact Aurora at:
Audio Bibles for the Blind
P.O. Box 621
Bradenton, FL 34206
Christian Record Services for the Blind also offers the King James Bible in large print or on cassette. In addition to the Bible, CRS offers Bible study materials, Christian magazine subscriptions, and a lending library. They offer materials in large print, audiobook, and Braille.
Christian Record Services requires an application with proof of disability from your doctor, social worker, teacher, or Talking Book Library. The Talking Book Center is happy to help our patrons with the certification requirement.
You can reach Christian Record Services at:
PO Box 6097
Lincoln NE 68506
Monday, December 8, 2008
Course materials such as textbooks, syllabi, and study packets can be converted to audio CDs, Braille, or e-files. AMAC also provides training and support for students using assistive technology such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, tactile graphs, and tape recorders. There is a library of online how-to videos as well as one-on-one help available.
AMAC can also help students borrow materials from other print-disability resources such as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. This service is free to any eligible student.
You can read more about the service at http://www.amac.uga.edu/index.php or contact them by phone at 706-369-5830.
AMAC recently received a White Cane Award from the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia in recognition of their works. They were commended on their support of the visually-impaired in a post-secondary educational setting.
You can read about the award in the Athens-Banner Herald Business Section for Sunday, December 7, 2008: http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/120708/bus_364112711.shtml
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