Public libraries can borrow an FM Assistive Listening kit to allow hard-of-hearing patrons to enjoy library programming. The kit contains one transmitter with multiple microphone options and four receivers with headphones.
Hearing assistance is also available by request at any South Carolina State Library event. For more information, contact the Inclusive Services Consultant.
Public libraries and community members may print short documents in braille on-demand at the Inclusive Services Center, using the Juliet 120 Embosser and 6dot Braille Label Maker. This enables public libraries in South Carolina to provide alternative formats to anyone with a visual impairment. Document delivery is also available to public libraries.
To set an appointment or learn more, contact the Inclusive Services Consultant.
The Inclusive Services Center is located on the Mezzanine level of the South Carolina State Library. The room features a variety of assistive technology and accessibility tools, as well as a collection of materials related to equity, diversity, and inclusion in library services.
Make an appointment to use the Center by contacting the Inclusive Services Consultant.
The Inclusive Services Collection houses materials related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in library services. The collection includes suggested fiction for children and youth from diverse backgrounds, non-fiction resources for library staff working with all ages, and materials in accessible formats such as braille and sensory books.
Most materials may be checked out with a State Library card or requested through SCLENDS.
View the Inclusive Services Collection on the SCLENDS catalog.
Text to speech (ABiSee)
Juliet 120 Braille Embosser
6dot Braille label maker
Optelec Clearview desktop magnifier
FM Assistive Listening System
Ruby XL HD handheld video magnifier
Handheld magnifier and magnifier sheet
Braille and Tactile Books
Other equipment may be available upon request.