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Read our Current Newsletter: Insights Summer 2012

We just published a new edition of our newsletter.  Read all about TBBC's latest news and get a few tips in the Summer 2012 edition of our Insights newsletter.

Bergen County Division of Disability Services Partners to Bring The Library of Congress to its Clients

The Bergen County Division of Disability Services (BCDDS), the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & 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.

Fall Festival 2013 Photos are Here!

Many thanks to all who attended our 2013 Fall Festival on October 12th. Thank you also to our audiobook narrators, our New Jersey authors, and to our volunteers. We also give thanks to our keynote speaker, Mary Jane Clark. It was a beautiful day and much fun was had by all.

Touch Tour at MOMA

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City offers monthly touch tours to their vision-impaired guests. These MOMA tours are part of the Art Insight program.  This news story interviews one person who attended the tour, Barbara Eppel.

March is Women's History Month

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center honors women's history month! Have you heard of Braiile Without Borders? It is an international development organization which creates training programs and Braille printing centers to serve the vision-impaired.

March is MS Awareness Month

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has declared March as "MS Awareness Month." Find more information on MS, connect with local support groups, and learn how you can promote MS awareness in your community. There are two chapters that serve New Jersey:

Need Accessible IRS Tax Forms?

Yes, it is that time of the year again. Taxes, taxes, taxes. We are just one month away from the April 15th deadline for filing our income tax returns. 

National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey Convention is On!

The 36th Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey is taking place this weekend, November 9th-11th at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Clark, New Jersey.  Convention information and registration materials are available at this web site:  http://www.nfbnj.org/convention.php .

On the Road with Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has a mobile service office that visits veteran service organization posts around the state.  On October 11th and 12th, TBBC's Adult Services Outreach Coordinator, Mary Kearns-Kaplan, joined the DAV on two of its mobile service office stops:  at VFW Post 4374, Chapter 74 in Freehold and at VFW Post 4703, Chapter 77 in Jackson. 

October is Blindness Awareness Month: Assistive Technology for the Blind

The Wall Street Journal published a news story on some new trends in assistive technology for the blind.  Read the news story here.

TBBC's Book Club Dines with Authors, Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella!

Members of TBBC's Book Club, "The Get Together," were guests, on October 6th, at the home of authors Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella! Lisa Scottoline, is the author of several books including Come Home and Don't Go (coming to bookstores on April 9, 2013).

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates "Meet the Blind Month:" Meet Dr. Geerat J. Vermeij

The October 2012 issue of Braille Monitor includes a piece by Dr. Geerat J. Vermeij, a professor of geology at the University of California at Davis. In this article, Dr.

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