Tools & Resources

Print Disabilities

  • The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)--A division of the Library of Congress, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. Material may also be downloaded through NLS’ Braille and Audio Reading Download System (BARD)
  • Learning Ally--A non-profit providing instructional material in audio formats to students with disabilities that prevent them from reading standard print.
  • Bookshare--Bookshare collects the digital files of books provided by publishers. These digital files are converted from text to speech and provided to the readers who can download the content.
  • Accesstext Network--A partnership between major book publishers, the Accesstext Network allow colleges and universities to access digital files of material for students with disabilities.
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