Braille and Talking Book Library, Sacramento - BTBL

Braille and Talking Book Library, Sacramento - BTBL


i was looking for addresss to send my list oftalking books i am interested in. i have machine , no books they were sent back before c19 i am not sure when you are going to be reopened soon i hope. i so enjoy the books thank you [email protected] rita boyce bressem
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Analyzed buildings: Palace Ratton in Lisboa, Comércio Square Eastern Tower in Lisboa, Nossa Senhora da Consolação Church, in the Arrentela town and Nossa Senhora do Monte Sião Church, in the Amora city.
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Features: Black and white sheets, number of pages 698;
Dimension: 15.2x3.7x22.9 cm;
Shipping weight: 1.1 Kg;
We have several talking books which have all been listened to. Is there a way we can rewind them to hear again?
Northern California's home for blind, visually impaired and print disabled's recreational reading. The welcome mat's out. Come on in. Join today!

Loans free braille and talking books, magazines, playback equipment, and descriptive videos to Northern Californians unable to read conventional print.

That All May Read. Established in 1850, the California State Library is the oldest continuously operated public library in the American West and is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. The library collection includes more than 4 million titles, 6,000 maps, and 250,000 photographs. It has an extensive collection of do

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Laws and Regulations - National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) | Library of Congress 03/03/2022

Laws and Regulations - National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) | Library of Congress

It's the anniversary of the Pratt Smoot Act! It authorized the provision of library service to people who are blind, visually impaired, or have a physical disability. Learn more about it here:,or%20have%20a%20physical%20disability.

Laws and Regulations - National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) | Library of Congress Review NLS enabling legislation and amendments that expanded service


Announcing a new San Francisco State University scholarship! This to support education-related expenses for students with disabilities who have committed to future healthcare work, whether as direct healthcare practitioners or working in the field of health justice. This initiative is part of Anthem’s broader commitment to address California’s healthcare worker shortage and to close the gap in health disparities across the state.

Read all about it here:


Announcing the NFB Bell Academy!

Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning

2022 Summer Program for Blind & Low-Vision Children: Enhance Braille and Nonvisual Skills

The NFB BELL Academy—which stands for National Federation of the Blind Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning®—
helps blind and low-vision children, ages four through twelve, develop the literacy skills that will empower them to achieve their academic goals and live the lives they want.

Learn more here:

Aspiring Leaders Internship Program - National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) | Library of Congress 02/10/2022

Aspiring Leaders Internship Program - National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) | Library of Congress

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2022 NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Program!

Established through the National Library for the Blind Endowment, this paid internship offers legally blind individuals the opportunity to work at NLS in areas that support services for the blind, including collections building, program delivery, and business oversight and management. Interns will gain valuable experience and explore potential career options while being guided through mentorships and developmental activities. The program has spring, summer, and fall sessions, between ten to twelve weeks each session. All interns work remotely.

To learn more about the program and the application process, visit

Aspiring Leaders Internship Program - National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) | Library of Congress NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Program The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) Aspiring Leaders Internship Program was established through an endowment to provide legally blind individuals opportunities to work at the Library of Congress, NLS, in areas of study or intere...

Home Page 01/25/2022

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Congratulations to Susan Glass on her new book, The Wild Language of Deer!

The VISTA Center is hosting a book launch party. This event will feature a lively discussion of how braille has influenced Susan's life, followed by a poetry reading by Susan Glass. Learn how access to literature through this tactile language led to her successful career as a teacher, writer, and published author.

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 6pm
Vista Center
101 N. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

For more information, please visit the VISTA Center:

Home Page Vista Center empowers individuals who are blind or visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest through evaluation, counseling, education and training.

Superfest Sacramento 2022 01/24/2022

Superfest Sacramento 2022

Mark your calendars and join us on January 26th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM for an evening of free entertainment at the third annual Sacramento Superfest Disability Film Festival!

Held as a 100% virtual event, the festival returns with an all new line up of films, shorts, animations, documentaries, and comedies that portray disabilities in a diverse and engaging way.

Please register in advance to receive the Zoom login details. Visit:

Superfest Sacramento 2022 Join us on January 22, 2022 at 11 a.m (PT) for our second True Crime Mini-Con! This event will be entirely virtual, so stay in your comfy clothes and join us from anywhere.


Adult Members Feedback

Bookshare needs your feedback!

Are you a current or past Bookshare member? Have you considered using Bookshare, but decided not to become a member? Help Bookshare better serve the adult community by sharing your feedback, whether you are a current, past or non-Bookshare member. While taking the survey, you can check a box to indicate your interest in participating in a focus group.

Here is the link to the survey:

We appreciate your time and thank you! – the Bookshare Team

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Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Announcement: NFB-Newsline is hosting a training on how to use Newsline on the Victor Reader Stream.

When: January 12, 5pm PST

Please join us on Zoom, the information you will need to attend is at the end of this message.

Do you miss reading your favorite magazines and newspapers? NFB-NEWSLINE can help you quench your thirst for knowledge. What if it was possible to accessibly read your local newspaper, the New York Times, Fox News or Reader's Digest when you are away from home. Now you can with NFB-NEWSLINE on the Victor Reader Stream.

At the training, you will learn:
Set up NFB-NEWSLINE on your Victor Reader Stream.
Find your favorite breaking news sources, magazines and newspapers.
Download content straight to your Victor Reader Stream and read with ease.
Locate an article of interest and read continuously, by sentence, one word at a time or listen to the spelling of a new word.
Save a magazine or newspaper for future reading.

With NFB-NEWSLINE on your Victor Reader Stream you will be able to take your favorite entertainment and news sources with you wherever you go without the need for telephone or internet access. Now you will stay current with information on the bus, a plane trip across the country or sitting in a waiting room until your next appointment.

NFB-NEWSLINE is a free audio and Braille news and information service that provides subscribers with 24/7 access to over 500 updated publications, including newspapers and magazines, breaking news, customizable job listings, TV listings, store circulars, emergency weather alerts and forecasts.

To participate in the training, please use one of the options listed below.

Join Zoom Meeting on your computer or mobile device:

Tap on your mobile device to be directly connected to the conference call:
Meeting ID: 9, 7, 6, 7, 4, 5, 3, 2, 6, 6, 9
We look forward to talking to you on January 12!

Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer...


Happy World Braille Day!

Today would have been Louis Braille's 213th birthday.

The Lighthouse for the Blind put it best when they said:

Happy World Braille Day from the LightHouse!

Many people who are blind or have low vision are thankful each day to have the use of Braille in their lives. From the trusty slate and stylus to the perennial Perkins Brailler, to the electronic panels with pins refreshing in milliseconds, we Bluetooth to our mobile devices, how Braille is delivered to us is always changing, but the ingenious system devised by Louis Braille withstands the test of time. So today, on the day of what would have been his 213th birthday, we honor Louis Braille and his unsurpassed system of dots which brings pleasure, safety, knowledge in the form of literacy to millions of people around the world.

LiL BADIE Contest 01/04/2022

LiL BADIE Contest

Good news! The Benefits of Audio Description in Education Contest Announces Submission Deadline has been extended to February 21, 2022.

There is still time for students to enter the 2022 Benefits of Audio Description In Education (BADIE) contest. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, February 21. Read on for details.

Once again, The American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are co-sponsoring an exciting opportunity for blind and visually impaired young people, ages 7 to 21.

This opportunity is The Benefits of Audio Description In Education (BADIE) contest. The young person chooses an audio-described film or video from the more than 6,000 educational titles available through DCMP - visit They watch the film, and then write an evaluation of its audio description, commenting on the extent to which the description enhanced or detracted from their experience with the film.

Contest winners receive first, second and third place prizes, and the grand prize winner is awarded an I Pad mini, and the chance to read his/her winning essay at the American Council of the Blind's National Conference and Convention. Teachers of first place winners also receive prizes.

To register for the contest, find guidelines and prize information, learn how audio description is created, and get tips for writing a good review, visit:

LiL BADIE Contest Movies, videos, and other forms of multimedia are integral to public, private, and special education curriculum. For young people who can't see or can't see well, audio description provides access to all the visual images of the movies that young people who are sighted enjoy.


Today is @WorldBrailleDay, commemorating the birth of Louis Braille #OnThisDay in 1809 in Coupvray, France. The Library of Congress recently acquired the 1839 edition of Braille's book introducing his raised-dot system of reading and writing. It will be available to researchers along with the rest of the M.C. Migel Memorial Rare Book Collection, which documents historical attitudes toward blindness and the evolution of education for the blind ( To view Braille’s own book, you have to visit the Library of Congress—but to read a wealth of material in his raised-dot system, all you need is a refreshable braille display and the NLS BARD Mobile app. The app now supports braille readers on both iOS and Android.
[Image: Tactile plaque cast to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Braille’s birth. Ann Cunningham, tactile artist. Judith Krimski, designer.]


BTBL is currently recruiting for an Assistive Technology Coordinator (Associate Governmental Program Analyst). FFD 1/7/2022. For more info:


Microsoft Forms

The Braille and Talking Book Library is doing a survey! Can you spare a few minutes to participate?

Recently the Braille and Talking Book Library received funding to implement a three-year program to serve patrons lacking internet access, accessible technology, and training to utilize the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) service as well as be able to obtain information in an accessible manner.

We are looking for information from our community about which assistive technologies and services would be most useful to you. Please take our short, seven question survey at the link below. Or, one of our staff would be happy to take your feedback over the phone.

We invite you, your friends, family, or others you know who would benefit from the forthcoming service to take a short online survey. This survey has seven questions and should take less than 10 minutes. It will help us plan our new program by telling us what our users want and need. Would you mind taking the survey? Please visit:

Thanks for helping us advance technology for Californians with Print Disabilities.

Microsoft Forms


The State Library has an opening for a Retired Annuitant Office Technician (Readers Advisory Support Technician) in the Braille and Talking Book Library. For more information: FFD: 12/31/2021

CalCareers 12/16/2021


The Braille and Talking Book Library is hiring! Read all about it here:

CalCareers In response to increases in COVID-19 cases, California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is implementing COVID-19 testing of all unvaccinated state employees working on site as an additional health and safety standard to protect the state workforce and the public it serves. Any employee seeking....

CalCareers 11/29/2021


The Braille and Talking Book Library is hiring! See our new position here:

CalCareers In response to increases in COVID-19 cases, California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is implementing COVID-19 testing of all unvaccinated state employees working on site as an additional health and safety standard to protect the state workforce and the public it serves. Any employee seeking....


Calling all art lovers!

The Access Office of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco is offering free tickets to the Legion of Honor for the exhibition, Pastels: Color Into Line. These tickets are specifically for people who have a visual impairment.

The FAMSF has produced its first ever Enhanced Description Audio Guide for a temporary exhibition! The Pastels: Color Into Line exhibition opened October 9th and will be open until February 13th, 2022. All audio guides are offered free of charge for people who have visual impairments. Feel free to forward it to anyone who may have interest in this special feature. Email Sonia Gallant for free tickets which includes the accessible audio guide, [email protected]


An announcement for our local Facebook Friends:

The Safe Credit Union Performing Arts Center in downtown Sacramento has announced their accessible performances for An Officer and a Gentleman. Please see below:

Below are the performance dates for our Open Captioning, Audio Description, and American Sign Language services:

Open Captioning, November 5th at 7:30pm
Audio Description, November 6th at 1:30pm
American Sign Language, November 7th at 1:30pm

American Masters | Becoming Helen Keller (Extended Audio Description Version) | Season 35 10/27/2021

American Masters | Becoming Helen Keller (Extended Audio Description Version) | Season 35

PBS has aired a fantastic new documentary on the life of Helen Keller. Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind, used her celebrity and wit to champion rights for women, people with disabilities, and people living in poverty. You can check it out here:

American Masters | Becoming Helen Keller (Extended Audio Description Version) | Season 35 Revisit the remarkable career and life of an icon who became a human rights pioneer.


Today, October 15, is White Cane Safety Day, a National Observance since 1964. We celebrate the achievements of the blind and visually impaired. #WhiteCaneSafetyDay


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