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BULLETNational Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped 

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: NLS, part of the Library of Congress, administers a free library program of Braille and audio materials for eligible people with visual and physical impairment. Visit the NLS Web site for complete information on how to sign up, as well as who may be eligible.

 

 


State  and Regional Libraries

 

BULLETIllinois (Mid) Talking Book Center The Mid-Illinois Talking Book Service is a sub-regional library serving the blind and physically handicapped in all or part of 60 counties in central Illinois. It was formed in 1996 by a reorganization of the Heart of Illinois Talking Book Center (Pekin) and the River Road Talking Book Service (Quincy).

BULLET  Indiana Sytate Library  The Special Services Division of the Indiana State Library is also the Indiana Regional Library, one of 56 regional libraries of the Library of Congress' National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). The Division's objectives are to make library materials and information available to the residents of Indiana who are unable to read regular print due to a visual or physical disability, to maintain a high level of library service, and to continue to make outreach and public awareness activities a primary concern.

BULLETKansas Talking Books Service  The mission of the Kansas Talking Book Service is to provide books and magazines in braille and recorded format and playback equipment to any Kansas citizen unable to use standard print materials because of a visual or physical impairment.

BULLETKansas State Library Talking Book Program  The mission of the Kansas Talking Book Service is to provide books and magazines in braille and recorded format and playback equipment to any Kansas citizen unable to use standard print materials because of a visual or physical impairment.

BULLETKansas (Western)   Talking Books  Western Kansas Talking Books is a division of the Kansas State Library Talking Book Program  in Emporia, Kansas, and the Northwesr Kansas Library System . Talking Book machines, books, and information are sent to talking book patrons of thirty-three counties in western Kansas from the center located in Norton, Kansas.

BULLETMaryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped  The basic mission of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Baltimore and the subregional library in Bethesda is to provide comprehensive library services to the eligible blind and physically handicapped residents of the State of Maryland.

BULLETMichigan The Oakland County (MI) Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped   The Oakland County Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped was established in 1974 to provide access to free library service for County residents who are unable to read standard printed material because of a visual impairment or physical limitation. This service includes:

BULLETMichigan   Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind  Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is one of the original nineteen Regional Libraries designated by the Library of Congress in 1931. Prior to this official designation, the Wayne County Library provided braille books to blind patrons from a storefront location in the City of Detroit.

BULLETNebraska   Brief Overview of Talking Book and Braille Service Nebraska  The Nebraska Library Commission's Talking Book and Braille Service is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries headed by the National Library Service (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress.

BULLETNew Hampshire State Library Services to Persons with Disabilities  This Bureau exists to meet the reading needs and interests of New Hampshire residents who are physically unable to see, handle or process printed material comfortably.

BULLETNew Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped  The services of the New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped are available without charge to anyone living in New Jersey who for any physical reason cannot read regular printed books with ease. Readers served by the Library include people prevented by paralysis, arthritis, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis from holding a book or turning its pages. They include people who are totally blind and many others with vision problems that make reading difficult. They include children and adults, men and women, people from all walks of life.

 

BULLETNew York   Manhattan     Public Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped   Manhattan Public Library is one of 143 sites in the United States for the Library of Congress National Library Service for print disabled persons. It is funded annually by the U.S. Congress, and by state and local governments. This free library service is available for those who are unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical impairments. Braille and recorded books, magazines, and playback equipment are loaned without charge to eligible patrons.

BULLETNEW YORK STATE LIBRARY   The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) lends braille and recorded books and magazines, and the necessary equipment, to residents of the 55 upstate counties of New York State who are unable to read standard printed materials because of a physical disability. TBBL is the Regional Library for the upstate region.

BULLETOhio Cincinnati Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped  The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County   The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides library service to eligible individuals and institutions. Library service is free, but individuals and residents must register with the department by completing an application and providing appropriate certification.

BULLETOklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped OKLAHOMA LIBRARY

BULLETSouth Carolina  State Library - Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped South Carolina State Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

BULLETTennessee The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped  A free library program of braille, recorded and large print materials is available to residents of Tennessee who are not able to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability.

BULLETTexas State Library Talking Book Program  The Texas State Library's Talking Book Program provides reading materials in special formats to Texas residents who cannot read conventional printed matter because of visual or physical limitations, whether permanent or temporary.

BULLETVirginia Fairfax Library Access Services The Fairfax County Public Library System is committed to making services accessible to everyone. Through its Access Services department, library services are available for people with physical disabilities. Access Services works directly with library patrons throughout Fairfax County, and with all branches of the Fairfax County Public Library system.

BULLETWashington Talking Books & Braille Library     The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library houses a varied collection of books and magazines on cassette and phonograph discs. Special cassette players and record players needed to play these materials are provided free of charge to registered users.

 


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