Latest News http://njsltbbc.org/news en The 3rd Annual TBBC Golf Classic. It's Tee Time for Talking Books! http://njsltbbc.org/news/the_3rd_annual_tbbc_golf_classic_its_tee_time_for_talking_books <p>Get ready to get outdoors and enjoy the weather with a fun-filled day of <strong>GOLF</strong>! The New Jersey State Library Talking Book &amp; Braille Center (TBBC) is hosting a day of friendly competition, fine dining, contest &amp; prizes, and much more!</p> <p><strong>When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014.</strong></p><p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/the_3rd_annual_tbbc_golf_classic_its_tee_time_for_talking_books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/the_3rd_annual_tbbc_golf_classic_its_tee_time_for_talking_books#comments local news Burlington County golf Golf Classic Golf Tournament New Jersey New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:24:06 +0000 mkaplan 542 at http://njsltbbc.org Read Our Winter 2014 Newsletter http://njsltbbc.org/news/read_our_winter_2014_newsletter <p>Enjoy our Winter 2014 newsletter and read all about the innovative projects underway here at the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center.</p> <p><a href="http://www.njsltbbc.org/insights_winter_2014_newsletter">Find our Winter 2014 newsletter here.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/read_our_winter_2014_newsletter#comments local news New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:46:37 +0000 mkaplan 539 at http://njsltbbc.org BARD Tip: Automatically Subscribe to Magazines in BARD http://njsltbbc.org/news/bard_tip_automatically_subscribe_to_magazines_in_bard <p>Did you know that as a TBBC member you can download audio and Braille magazines from the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site? [Not registered for BARD?&nbsp;<a href="https://nlsbard.loc.gov/NLS/ApplicationInstructions.html">Apply online for BARD.</a>]</p> <p>Once you are logged into BARD and at the BARD main page, scroll&nbsp;down to "Find Magazines and other Materials."&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/bard_tip_automatically_subscribe_to_magazines_in_bard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/bard_tip_automatically_subscribe_to_magazines_in_bard#comments national news audio magazines Braille and Audio Reading Download Site New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:59:09 +0000 mkaplan 549 at http://njsltbbc.org Find your Inner BARD. It's National Poetry Month! http://njsltbbc.org/news/find_your_inner_bard_its_national_poetry_month <p>It's National Poetry Month and it is time to find your inner bard!&nbsp; Be inspired by other poets and share your favorites.&nbsp; Here are several online resources from the <a href="https://www.poets.org/index.php">The Academy of American Poets (AAP)</a>:</p> <p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/find_your_inner_bard_its_national_poetry_month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/find_your_inner_bard_its_national_poetry_month#comments national news National Poetry Month New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center poetry Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:37:55 +0000 mkaplan 547 at http://njsltbbc.org Bergen County Division of Disability Services Partners to Bring The Library of Congress to its Clients http://njsltbbc.org/news/bergen_county_division_of_disability_services_partners_to_bring_th <p>The Bergen County Division of Disability Services (BCDDS), the New Jersey State Library Talking Book &amp; Braille Center (TBBC), and the Johnson Public Library (JPL) have partnered to bring TBBC’s no-cost, home-delivered accessible reading services to Bergen County residents who need a more effective way to read. </p><p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/bergen_county_division_of_disability_services_partners_to_bring_th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/bergen_county_division_of_disability_services_partners_to_bring_th#comments local news Bergen County Division of Disability Services Englewood Hackensack Johnson Public Library Library of Congress Maywood National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped New Jersey State Library New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Ridgewood stroke Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:40:40 +0000 mkaplan 545 at http://njsltbbc.org Free Junior Golf Clinic for those with Vision Impairments http://njsltbbc.org/news/free_junior_golf_clinic_for_those_with_vision_impairments <p><a href="http://www.mabga.org/Junior_Golf.htm">The Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Assocation has announced its annual free Junior Golf Clinic</a> on Saturday, May 31st. It is for all between 5 and 21 years of age. Space is limited, so register early! Here are details:</p><p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/free_junior_golf_clinic_for_those_with_vision_impairments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/free_junior_golf_clinic_for_those_with_vision_impairments#comments local news golf golf clinic Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Overbrook School for the Blind Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:00:56 +0000 mkaplan 544 at http://njsltbbc.org Helping Vision-Impaired to "Hear" Color and Shapes http://njsltbbc.org/news/helping_vision_impaired_to_hear_color_and_shapes <p>Familiar with sensory substitution devices (SSDs)? <a href="http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1113091998/can-blind-hear-colors-shapes-031114">Read about a new study to help those with vision problems to "hear" colors and shapes.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="left: -1000px; top: 67.44px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;">&nbsp;</div> http://njsltbbc.org/news/helping_vision_impaired_to_hear_color_and_shapes#comments national news assistive technology blind blindness New Jersey State Library State Library Talking Book and Braille Center vision impairment Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:35:29 +0000 mkaplan 543 at http://njsltbbc.org National Federation of the Blind Scholarships are Available! http://njsltbbc.org/news/national_federation_of_the_blind_scholarships_are_available <p>The deadline for academic scholarships from the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is quickly approaching.&nbsp; The application deadline is March 31st, 2014. Need more information? Visit the NFB web site at <a href="https://www.nfb.org/scholarships">https://www.nfb.org/scholarships</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/national_federation_of_the_blind_scholarships_are_available#comments national news National Federation of the Blind New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center NFB Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:19:33 +0000 mkaplan 541 at http://njsltbbc.org Need Accessible Transportation? A New Partnership in New Jersey May Help http://njsltbbc.org/news/need_accessible_transportation_a_new_partnership_in_new_jersey_may <p>New Jersey Transit and the New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP) at Rutgers University have partnered to offer accessible transit training to those who need assistance. The program is called NJTIP@Rutgers. <a href="http://www.nj.com/education/2014/02/rutgers_nj_transit_team_to_teach_disabled_to_ride_trains_and_buses.html">Here is a news story that discusses the partnership.</a></p><p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/need_accessible_transportation_a_new_partnership_in_new_jersey_may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/need_accessible_transportation_a_new_partnership_in_new_jersey_may#comments local news Access Link Accessible Transit New Jersey Transit New Jersey Travel Independence Program NJTIP NJTIP@Rutgers Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:19:13 +0000 mkaplan 538 at http://njsltbbc.org We Honor Black History Month http://njsltbbc.org/news/we_honor_black_history_month <p>The New Jersey State Library Talking Book &amp; Braille Center (TBBC) honors Black History Month by placing a spotlight on Zora Neale Hurston, a writer of the Harlem Renaissance movement. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAaGSzHLL8c">Enjoy this brief profile of Zora from the Smithsonian Channel.</a></p> <p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/we_honor_black_history_month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/we_honor_black_history_month#comments national news Black History Month New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Smithsonian Zora Neale Hurston Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:21:18 +0000 mkaplan 537 at http://njsltbbc.org South Brunswick Library Partners to Serve a Family with Special Needs http://njsltbbc.org/news/south_brunswick_library_partners_to_serve_a_family_with_special_ne <p>The South Brunswick Public Library (SBPL) and the New Jersey State Library Talking Book &amp; Braille Center (TBBC) have partnered to bring TBBC’s no-cost, home-delivered accessible reading services to South Brunswick residents.&nbsp;&nbsp; TBBC’s services, known as the “Outspoken Library,” serve New Jersey residents (children, teens and adults) who cannot read standard print or who cannot hold </p><p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/south_brunswick_library_partners_to_serve_a_family_with_special_ne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/south_brunswick_library_partners_to_serve_a_family_with_special_ne#comments local news New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center South Brunswick Public Library Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:56:08 +0000 mkaplan 536 at http://njsltbbc.org Microsoft DisAbility Scholarships for High School Students http://njsltbbc.org/news/microsoft_disability_scholarships_for_high_school_students <p>Microsoft has announced a college scholarship program&nbsp;for high school seniors pursuing an advanced degree. <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx">For more information, visit this Microsoft web page.</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/microsoft_disability_scholarships_for_high_school_students#comments national news blind college scholarships disabilities Microsoft New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center physical impairments vision impairments Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:07:28 +0000 mkaplan 535 at http://njsltbbc.org Uncle Sam provides Accessible Tax Forms http://njsltbbc.org/news/uncle_sam_provides_accessible_tax_forms <p>Yes, it is that time of the year. Tax season. Oy!</p> <p>Do you need accessible federal tax forms?</p><p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/uncle_sam_provides_accessible_tax_forms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/uncle_sam_provides_accessible_tax_forms#comments national news Accessibility accessible tax forms blind Internal Revenue Service IRS New Jersey State Library State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:40:18 +0000 mkaplan 534 at http://njsltbbc.org Dusty's Law Protects Service Animals and Guide Dogs http://njsltbbc.org/news/dustys_law_protects_service_animals_and_guide_dogs <p>New Jersey service animals and guide dogs just received more protection.&nbsp; Dusty's Law (P.L. 2013 c.205) has been signed into law.&nbsp; It establishes criminal penalties for interfering with or harming a service animal or guide dog. </p><p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/dustys_law_protects_service_animals_and_guide_dogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/dustys_law_protects_service_animals_and_guide_dogs#comments local news Dusty's Law guide dog New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center service animal Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:53:49 +0000 mkaplan 533 at http://njsltbbc.org TBBC Honors Dr. King http://njsltbbc.org/news/tbbc_honors_dr_king <p>Listen to TBBC staff and volunteers describe how the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have influenced our lives.</p> <p><a href="http://media.audiovision-nj.org/lbh/king.mp3">http://media.audiovision-nj.org/lbh/king.mp3</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/tbbc_honors_dr_king#comments national news blindness Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:02:02 +0000 mkaplan 532 at http://njsltbbc.org We Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. http://njsltbbc.org/news/we_honor_the_legacy_of_dr_martin_luther_king_jr <p>We join the world to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here is a link to a NPR story on Dr. King's "Mountaintop" speech delivered on April 3rd, 1968 in Memphis. It was his last speech. Dr. King was assassinated the next day. This link has an audio news story and an audio excerpt from the speech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89326670" title="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89326670">http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89326670</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/we_honor_the_legacy_of_dr_martin_luther_king_jr#comments national news civil rights Jr. Martin Luther King New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Sun, 19 Jan 2014 01:44:47 +0000 mkaplan 531 at http://njsltbbc.org Apps to Help you Get Started with a New Mobile Apple Device http://njsltbbc.org/news/apps_to_help_you_get_started_with_a_new_mobile_apple_device <p>If the holidays brought you a new iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and you do not know where to get started, AppleVis is here to help you. AppleVis is the web site of a user group of blind and visually-impaired people who have Apple devices.</p><p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/apps_to_help_you_get_started_with_a_new_mobile_apple_device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/apps_to_help_you_get_started_with_a_new_mobile_apple_device#comments national news Apple blind iPad iphone ipod touch New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:59:59 +0000 mkaplan 530 at http://njsltbbc.org Interested in Tactile Graphics? 3D Technologies? http://njsltbbc.org/news/interested_in_tactile_graphics_3d_technologies <p>As many of us know, tactile graphics are all the rage these days.&nbsp; Three dimensional technologies are particularly important to enrich the learning experience of those with vision impairments.</p><p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/interested_in_tactile_graphics_3d_technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/interested_in_tactile_graphics_3d_technologies#comments national news blindness New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center tactile graphics three dimensional technologies Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:00:11 +0000 mkaplan 529 at http://njsltbbc.org Meet Kaleigh Brendle: TBBC Member Extraordinaire! http://njsltbbc.org/news/meet_kaleigh_brendle_tbbc_member_extraordinaire <p>For fifth-grader Kaleigh Brendle, life is a series of enthusiastic accomplishments. To name just a few, she is a star of Braille reading, a musician, a philanthropist and a writer. Her enthusiasm is so infectious that all of us at TBBC want to share with you the admirable and loving way Kaleigh moves through the world.</p><p><a href="http://njsltbbc.org/news/meet_kaleigh_brendle_tbbc_member_extraordinaire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/meet_kaleigh_brendle_tbbc_member_extraordinaire#comments local news Braille New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired New Jersey Department of Human Services. blindness. vision-impaired New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:58:59 +0000 mkaplan 528 at http://njsltbbc.org We Honor Nelson Mandela http://njsltbbc.org/news/we_honor_nelson_mandela <p>We join hundreds of millions to honor the life of Nelson Mandela. His autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom..," can be downloaded from BARD. It is DB39555.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=1855">You can listen to his 1993 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://njsltbbc.org/news/we_honor_nelson_mandela#comments national news Nelson Mandela New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:47:25 +0000 mkaplan 527 at http://njsltbbc.org