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Blindness Resources

Accessible Reading Corner


Phone: (888) 283-5051

Audible is a popular platform for purchasing, downloading, and listening to audiobooks, original audio shows, and other spoken-word entertainment. It is owned by Amazon, and it offers a vast library of audiobooks across various genres, including fiction, non-fiction, self-help, and more. Users can access their purchased audiobooks through the Audible app on smartphones, tablets, computers, and other devices. Audible also offers a subscription service called Audible Plus, which provides unlimited access to a curated selection of audiobooks, podcasts, and Audible Originals for a monthly fee.

Book Share

Bookshare is an online digital library that provides access to a vast collection of accessible ebooks for individuals. Bookshare offers a wide range of titles, including bestsellers, textbooks, educational materials, and more, in various formats that cater to different reading preferences and assistive technologies. Bookshare employs technology such as text-to-speech, braille, and large font displays to make content accessible. You can download books in various formats such as: DAISY, Audio, Word, and Braille.

Christian Record Services, Inc.
4444 South 52nd Street
Lincoln, NE. 68516-1302

Phone: (402) 488-0981

Christian Record Services provides free Christian publications and programs for people with visual impairments. Subscription Magazines are available in Braille, large print, and audio cassette. Full-Vision Books combine Braille and print, enabling blind parents to read to their sighted children and sighted parents help their blind children learn to read Braille. The Lending Library lends more than 2,000 volumes in Braille and audio cassette. Gift Bibles and Study Guides are available in Braille, large print, as well as audio cassette.

National Braille Press
88 St. Stephen Street
Boston, MA. 02115

Phone: (888) 965-8965

The National Braille Press (NBP) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on producing braille materials. It publishes a wide range of materials, including books, textbooks, children's books, and other educational materials, in braille format. NBP also provides resources and services aimed at promoting literacy and independence. The NBP provides books in Braille, audio, and print/Braille.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress
1291 Taylor Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

Phone: (202) 707-5100

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) is a federally funded program administered by the Library of Congress in the United States. Its primary mission is to provide accessible library materials to individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise unable to read standard print due to a physical disability. NLS offers a vast collection of braille and audio materials, including books, magazines, music scores, and other reading materials, to eligible patrons through a network of cooperating libraries across the country. These materials are circulated to users free of charge, and patrons can access them through mail delivery or digital download. The service also provides specialized playback equipment, such as digital audio players and braille displays, to facilitate access to its collection. Additionally, NLS offers resources and support services to assist individuals with disabilities in utilizing its library materials effectively. Overall, the NLS plays a crucial role in promoting literacy, education, and independence among individuals with print disabilities in the United States.
The NLS slogan is "That All May Read."

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