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The Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services is pleased to provide the following online resources. If you would like more information on any of these materials, please call the Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services at 229.248.2680 or at 1.800.795.2680. Or, you can e-mail us at lbph@swgrl.org for more information.



The Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services is proud to announce the release of, “Tools for Turning Folks on to Talking Books”, a multi-media training tool kit. First developed in June, 2009, this tool kit is for library staff and for caregivers and providers of services to blind and disabled individuals to provide information about the services of the Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services. In addition, the tool kit is available in audible format. This tool kit contains information including who is eligible for services, special machines needed to use the service, sample reports, and much more. This is a valuable instrument for library staff to provide information to patrons regarding the Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services.

This multi-media training tool kit is available for libraries through InterLibrary Loan. Request your copy today by contacting the Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services by calling 229.248.2680 or 800.795.2680, or by e-mailing lbph@swgrl.org.


Couldn't attend the talking book center public opinion meeting on Monday, January 11, 2010? Click here to download a video of this meeting!


Check out the latest news from the Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services! View our latest newsletter here:

June 2014

Want to see more? Browse our archive of newsletters here!

The newsletter is available in PDF format. Please click here to download the latest version from Adobe's web site.


Download and print a brochure describing the services provided by the Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services.

The brochure is available in PDF format. Please click here to download the latest version from Adobe's web site.

Check out our presentation! Download our presentation at this link: Presentation. This file is in Microsoft PowerPoint version 2007. Click here to download a free Microsoft PowerPoint viewer if you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. Or, to download the presentation in PDF format, click here: Presentation


Search for materials that are available at the Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services here.


Aging and Disability Resource Centers in Georgia
A place to receive information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability.

American Foundation for the Blind
Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss.

American Printing House for the Blind
APH is the world's largest non-profit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.

BAIN Center for Independent Living
Dedicated to promoting independence and improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in south Georgia.

Braille Bibles International
Provides the audio Bible in the King James version to legally blind individuals for a small fee in Braille, large print, and audio formats.

Georgia Council of the Blind
A non-profit consumer organization affiliated with the American Foundation for the Blind.

Georgia Division of Aging Services
Administers a statewide system of services for senior citizens, their families and caregivers.

Georgia Radio Reading Service
Providing blind and print-impaired Georgians with access to the printed word through technology and volunteer readers.

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services
A division of the Georgia Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Services assists people with disabilities by helping them obtain independence and meaningful employment.

The Hadley School for the Blind
The largest worldwide distance educator of blind and visually impaired people, their families, and tuition courses to blindness professionals.

Library Accessibility: What You Need to Know
From the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), this website contains fifteen tipsheets to help librarians understand and manage access issues.

Mons International
Your on-line resource for the visually impaired.

National Federation of the Blind
Information about vision loss, products, and technology.

NLS: Media Services
Printable public service announcements to promote reading materials for the blind and physically handicapped.

Prevent Blindness Georgia
Serving thousands of Georgians each year with early detection vision screenings, current information on eye health and safety, and assistance with eye examinations and glasses.

South Georgia Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging
Develops, provides, and coordinates programs and services for older individuals, at-risk adults, and persons with disabilities in an 18-county region.


Find senior caregivers within the Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services service area, courtesy of Care.com. Click on the county below to find local senior caregivers:

Baker County
Brooks County
Calhoun County
Clay County
Colquitt County
Decatur County
Dougherty County
Early County
Echols County
Grady County
Lanier County
Lee County
Lowndes County
Miller County
Mitchell County
Quitman County
Randolph County
Seminole County
Terrell County
Thomas County
Webster County
Worth County

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