Who is eligible to use the South Carolina State Library's Talking Book Services?
SC residents of all ages and income levels who are unable to read or use standard print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations are eligible for this service. Blindness is not the only qualifying condition: even those with low vision due to problems such as macular degeneration are eligible. Physical conditions such as missing arms or hands, lack of muscle coordination, or prolonged weakness are qualifying conditions when their result is an inability to hold a book or turn pages. Persons with physically based, medically certifiable reading disabilities (such as dyslexia) and institutions serving clientele with qualifying conditions are also eligible. Recorded educational materials are available to those who can provide medical certification of a visual, perceptual, or physical disability that affects their ability to read normal printed material. To obtain an application for services, call the South Carolina State Library at (800) 922-7818 or (803) 734-4611 in Columbia; or visit the Eligibility and Application page of the Talking Book Services website to download an application.