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.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Saturday, March 26
9:30am - 1:00pm
Hill Chapel Baptist Church
1692 W. Hancock Ave
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Talking Books
Friday, March 25
Athens-Clarke Co. Library
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Tuesday, March 22
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Church at Winder
546 Treadwell Rd - Bethlehem, GA
-Snacks and drinks
The Talking Book Center will be hosting a table at this event! Come by and get some great information from lots of local vendors!
Health Fair sponsored by the Athens Council on Aging and the Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Are you or is someone you know at least 55 years of age and experiencing vision loss or a combined vision and hearing loss?
Project Independence could help.
This vision program for seniors is administered by the Georgia Department of Labor/Vocational Rehabilitation Program and provides services that can help you remain independent, including:
* Low vision exams by qualified professionals to assess your needs
* Skills training in your home community by certified rehabilitation specialists
* Mobility training by certified instructors
* Support groups that offer opportunities to learn from and interact with peers
* Assistive devices such as talking watches, pocket talkers, big button phones and magnifiers
* Funds for seniors to attend and participate in the Camp for the Blind, Camp for the Deaf-Blind, Helen Keller National Center, Confident Living Program, and the Albany Center for the Blind.
* Training for groups and/or individuals on living with vision loss and topics such as handwriting, laundry, recreation, labeling, Braille and computer training.
Georgia Department of Labor/Vocational Rehabilitation contracts with Project Independence Service Providers throughout the state.
Contact Kay McGill, Manager, Project Independence: Georgia Vision Program for Seniors, 404-638-5208 or email@example.com for more detailed information and referral.
Monday, March 14, 2011
The following text is taken from their website, found at www.directionsforme.org:
Welcome to Directions for me (TM) , your one stop source for accessible packaging information. Directions provides the information that’s on consumer packages or labels in a simple online format for anyone who has trouble reading the small print including people who are blind or visually impaired.
This site provides a consistent, quality source of complete packaging information for everything from preparation or cooking instructions to ingredient lists to Nutrition and Drug Facts labels for many common grocery, health and beauty and general merchandise products. In addition, it also provides, potentially life-saving, allergy and drug interaction warnings.
For those watching their carbohydrates (carbs), fat, sodium or cholesterol intake, Directions provides a user-friendly way to get access to this information. Gaining comprehensive access will foster self sufficiency and allow you to lead a more healthy and independent life.
Directions for me (TM) was designed to be completely accessible with text-to-speech screen readersmagnifiers and braille displays as well as web-enabled cell phones. This information is presented in a uniform, easy-to-use format and eliminates features that hinder accessibility.
Regardless of the product or brand, all packaging information is formatted and displayed the same way. Users will be able to access this data exactly the same way, every time and will no longer have to search a variety of sites with different formats and varying levels of accessibility. The site remains current by utilizing a database that is continually added to and updated.
For more information about Horizons for the Blind and the work they do, please visit their direct website: www.horizons-blind.org
Friday, March 11, 2011
In recognition of the 80th anniversary of the Talking Books program, the Talking Book Center is hosting an Open House and Volunteer Recognition. Come by and thank our volunteers for the many, many hours they have put in!
Volunteers rewind cassette books, clean and repair cassette players, record newspapers, put labels on newsletters, and do it all with a smile!
Friday, March 25
Talking Book Center
Athens-Clarke Co. Library
For more information, please call 1-800-531-2063.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
2011 NFB Writing Contest
The annual youth and adult writing contests sponsored by the Writers’ Division of the NFB, opened January 1st and will close April 1st.
Adult contests, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, are open to all entrants eighteen years and over.
The youth contests are to promote Braille literacy and all poetry and fiction entries are required to be submitted in Braille. The age groups are divided into three categories: first through sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades, and ninth through twelfth grades.
Prizes for contest winners range up to $100 for adult categories and up to $25 for youth categories.
All contest winners will be announced at the Writers’ Division business meeting during the NFB national convention to be held in Orlando, Florida, the first week of July, 2011. In addition, shortly after convention, a list of winners will appear on the Writers’ Division Website, www.nfb-writers-division.org. First, second, and third place winners in each category may be published in the Writers’ Division magazine, “Slate & Style.”
For additional contest details and submission guidelines, go to the Writers’ Division Website, www.nfb-writers-division.org.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Tomorrow, we will host our monthly program "Family Afternoon at the (Described) Movies". This month's film is "Shrek". The film contains the narration track that makes it accessible to low-vision viewers, but everyone is welcome!
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, March 8
Athens-Clarke Co. Library Auditorium
Friday, March 4, 2011
To read the article, please visit: ingame.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/23/6118316-blind-man-plays-video-game-flawlessly.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Blind Driver Challenge™ to Appear on NBC’s Today Show!
The National Federation of the Blind’s groundbreaking Blind Driver Challenge™ initiative will be featured on NBC’s Today on Sunday, March 6! Tune in to see Mark Riccobono talk about the recent historic developments of the Blind Driver Challenge™, including the public demonstration in which he drove a car equipped with a nonvisual interface, successfully and independently navigating the road course section of the famed Daytona International Speedway.
On Sundays Today is typically aired live on NBC from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, but please check your local listings. You will not want to miss the NFB Blind Driver Challenge™ on Today, the biggest morning news and talk show in America!
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