We are happy to pass on this information from The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library, who will be offering a training session and informational class on downloadable talking books on Saturday, April 28 from 2-3pm. These audio books are available from the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) to eligible patrons who have registered for talking book service and received a digital player. Patrons with print disabilities may receive audio books in the mail, but can also apply online for a BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) account, and can have access to about 25,000 downloadable talking books, as well as about 50 magazines.
The class would be appropriate for any current TBBL patrons who need help with downloading basics. The class would also be useful for family members or caregivers, or for librarians or educators who want to help patrons with the downloading of talking books.
The class will be held in the Library computer classroom on the 7th floor of the Cultural Education Center, which is located at the south end of the Empire State Plaza, on Madison Avenue, in Albany. Click here for directions. Registration is required. The link for full info and to register online is located at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/programs/ .