Other Resources

Assistance in South Carolina

 

South Carolina Commission for the Blind

 

The South Carolina Commission For The Blind (SCCB) is a state agency charged with the task of vocational rehabilitation of South Carolinians in the area of visual impairment. It offers adjustment to blindness and vocational training. For more information, visit the SCCB website.

 

http://www.sccb.state.sc.us/

 

 

South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind

 

The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) provides services to educate blind, deaf, and multi-handicapped children. The professional staff at this state-supported school are well trained to deal with many different problems facing our children and adults alike. SCSDB offers programs for pre-school, elementary, middle school, high school, sensory multi-disabled, vocational and postsecondary educational students, as well as a variety of outreach and support services. Just like public schools in the community, SCSDB offers athletics, music, community service activities and other programs. For more information, you can visit SCSDB’s website.

 

http://www.scsdb.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

 

◾South Carolina Talking Book Services

 

Talking Book Services is a division of the South Carolina State Library established to distribute recorded, large print and Braille materials from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress. TBS staff will assist you in finding an entertaining book, reference materials, periodicals, or any other type of material that the library might have. The library has a variety of computer equipment as well as offers personal equipment on loan that will allow you to read books on digital cartridges. They have recently began a descriptive video collection and it is still growing. All of these materials can be received via mail. You can get in touch with them in many ways. Below is the contact information for the state library:

 

Talking Book Services

P.O. Box 821

Columbia, SC 29202-0821

 

Bulk mail:

1500 Senate St.

Columbia, SC 29201

Telephone: (803) 734-4611

In-state: 800-922-7818

TDD: (803) 734-7298

Fax: (803) 734-4610

E-Mail:tbsbooks@statelibrary.sc.gov

 

http://sctalkingbook.org/