Even More Recources for Visually Impaired: Digital Media Follow-Up

We received some very useful feedback on our recent post Digital Books and Media: Access for Visually Impaired.  Here are a few more resources to add to the list, as well as an update.*

ReadHowYouWant – This organization works to convert text into large print, braille, and DAISY formats.  They have teamed up with over 70 publishing companies to make best sellers and other contemporary reads accessible for everyone, and are currently adapting 100 books every month.

ReadHowYouWant’s Twitter Profile

ReadHowYouWant’s Facebook Page

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped – Another wonderful FREE service that utilizes a network of libraries to circulate braille and audio materials.  Approximately 16,000 audio books can be downloaded from their website and over 10,00 titles are available in braille.  They can also loan out digital book players and have librarians on standby for further assistance.

AccessText Network – This exchange network supports the distribution of alternative college texts for people with print disabilities.  Institutions are provided with several disability service resources through this organization.

*Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic informed us that they are actually up to approximately 58,000 titles, both educational text and other titles.  Thanks again for the correction!

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