Talking Books News

Marrakesh Signed Into Law
S. 2559, the "Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act," which provides for the implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled was signed into law by President, Donald J. Trump on October 10, 2018.

Talking Times Fall 2018
The Fall 2018 edition of the Talking Books Library and the RI Office & Information Services newsletter is now available. The newsletter includes information about IN-SIGHT book club, services for veterans, and much more.

Making the Promise of Marrakesh a Reality
Countries that ratify the Marrakesh Treaty add provisions in their copyright laws to permit reproduction and distribution of books in accessible formats. NLS Director Karen Keninger has been in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week for a meeting of the Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD) section of IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. [August 30, 2018]

National Library Service Newsletter (NLS)
To find out what is happening at NLS and how they are working to improve programs and services for members, visit the NLS website site where you can also gain access to the archives of all previous newsletters.

National Library Services Promotion for Talking Books (video)
The Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) launched a major outreach campaign to educate the public about the free services it provides to U.S. residents with visual impairments and other disabilities. Through the RI Talking Books Library (TBL), qualified RI residents can apply to the program by filling out an Application.

2019 Rhode Island Latino Books Month Nominees
Here are the 2019 Rhode Island Latino books month nominees. You may download some of these titles from BARD. For questions, call us at 401-574-9310 or email us.

Accessible Rhode Island
Guide to RI restaurants, libraries, cultural sites and recreational opportunities surveyed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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