New Jersey residents of all ages benefit from the services provided by TBBC.

Assistive Technologies Close Digital Divides for People with Visual Impairments

The Talking Book & Braille Center, a division of the New Jersey State Library, uses assistive technologies to improve reading access to individuals with visual impairments. With a focus on veteran services, the center is closing the digital divide created by visual impairments and disabilities that prevent reading.
Vietnam Veteran Bill Hinderer hosts a story slam during a night of storytelling at the Maine Historical Society. Public programming further demonstrates the importance of individual stories and encourages individuals to share their stories online.

Empowering Individual History Makers: The Story of Maine Memory Network and My Maine Stories

For 16 years, Maine Historical Society has involved hundreds of cultural institutions as curators for their digital museum, Maine Memory Network. Through their new, pilot initiative, Maine Historical Society is now empowering individuals to be curators as well.
Children participate in an interactive story time at Farmington Public Library in Farmington, NM.

Every Child Ready to Read Depends on Libraries Preparing Parents for Lifelong Involvement in Literacy

By the time children enter kindergarten, they have already developed fundamental cognitive, social and motor skills that will equip them to read. The Public Library Association embarked on a study to understand how the support of parents, caregivers and libraries who work with these adults comes into play.

Cool Culture's Laboratory for New Audiences 2.0 Encourages Cultural Equity in New York

Cultural institutions have the power to foster conversations about accessibility and cultural equity in some of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York City. Cool Culture is using IMLS funding to harness that conversation and encourage museums to address institutional accessibility.

The Copyright Review Management System: Opening the Doors to the Public Domain

Determining the copyright status of a piece of work is an important but complex task. With a multi-year grant, the University of Michigan Library created a system that reviewed over 650,000 pieces of work and determined their copyright status, resulting in open reading access to these materials for a wider audience.

Using Digitization to Tell a 40-year Story of Art

As the Mattress Factory celebrates its 40th anniversary, the staff wanted to re-imagine the way they honored their rich history of site-specific installations. Their new digital archive and mobile app, set to launch next month, will connect visitors with the process of making art.

Extending Preservation Self-Assessment Option for Libraries, Archives and Museums

A free online tool of the University of Illinois helps address the preservation needs of libraries, archives and museums. It provides users with unique, prioritized reports they can use as a basis for their preservation planning or conservation efforts.

Frye Art Museum's Creative Aging Programs Offer Sense of Community among an Aging Population

Seattle’s Frye Art Museum offers programs in creative aging to a population of people living with dementia and their care partners. Through these programs, people living with dementia have creative outlets where they can express themselves in a safe, accepting environment.

Focus on the Nisenan - Building Collaboration to Develop Local Indian Resources for a Rural Community and Bring Recognition to their Indigenous Peoples

The Nisenan Tribe, a federally unrecognized tribal community in California, has a long history. With the help of a project that brought together tribes, libraries and communities, their story is finally being shared with the masses.

Massachusetts Audubon's Accessible Trails Project

Many people cannot access the beautiful trails that provide educational experiences because of physical or cognitive disabilities. Mass Audubon is on a mission to change that.