New NLS Programs
The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) Patron Engagement Seciont has launched several new programs that may be of interest to patrons. The new programs are NLS Patron Corner and The Many Faces of BARD. More information and scheduling are available on the NLS Programs Page.
CTBL Building Hours Changed
Beginning Monday, July 11th, the Colorado Talking Book Library will be open for walk-in patrons from 9 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday. You can also discuss setting up an appointment with one of the Reader Advisors if you cannot make it during those times.
CTBL phone hours will remain the same with calls being answered between 8 am - Noon and 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
Talking Book Topics no longer available in large print
The National Library Service (NLS) has notified us that due to paper shortages, they are no longer able to provide the large print version of Talking Book Topics. For more information see our TBT Page.
COVID-19 Accessible Materials
The Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), with funding from the CDC Foundation and technical assistance from CDC is adapting COVID-19 materials into accessible formats for people with disabilities. The project has created a microsite to house all of the materials. On the microsite, you can request embossed braille, download accessible Word Documents and PDFs, and register for upcoming webinars related to COVID-19 and people with disabilities. More accessible materials are coming soon.
You can access the microsite here:
If you have any questions or would like more information about the COVID-19 Accessible Materials for People with Disabilities Project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE Accessibility Webinars
Assistive Technology Partners in collaboration with the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center are offering FREE webinars in the following categories:
- General Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Information
- Accessibility in Procurement and Use
- Accessibility Testing and Assessment
- Accessible Multimedia
- Accessible Non-Web (PDF, Office)
- Accessible Social Media
To access these webinars please go to https://www.at3center.net/repository/ictcopresources