National Library Service The Library of Congress for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Washington, DC 20542
Date 2005 No. 05-03
This reference circular presents selected sources of large-print materials for purchase or loan. The sources are United States publishers or distributors, specialized libraries, and associations for persons with visual impairments. Several of these sources also provide general information about low vision. Type is measured in points from the bottom of the lowest letter (for example, the tail of the letter “y”) to the tallest capital; type one-inch high measures 72 points. Most adult books are set in 10- to 12-point type, newspapers are often 8-point, and some editions of the Bible are in 6-point type. The minimum size for large-print materials is 14-point type. Large-print materials are most commonly available in 16- to 18-point type. This reference circular is in 14-point type. When known, point size is included.
Large-print materials are easiest to read if they are printed with heavy leading (spacing between the lines of print), wide margins, simple type, and non-glossy paper.
Samples of type
This is 12-point type.
This is 14-point type.
This is 16-point type.
This is 18-point type.
This is 24-point type.
Many states have agencies for the blind with a store that sells large-print materials such as dictionaries, calendars, clocks, games, and playing cards. Many public libraries have large-print collections or are able to provide large-print materials through interlibrary loan. Magazines in Special Media, www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/magazines.html, lists magazines in large print, as well as other special formats. Bibles and Other Sacred Writings in Special Media, www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/bibles.html, lists Bibles and sacred texts in large print, as well as other special formats. Facts: 2005 Calendars, www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/calendars2005.html, lists calendars in large print and in braille. All above mentioned publications are available free upon request from the Reference Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542.
Selected Sources of Large-Print Materials.........................................................1 Selected Classic Titles......................................................................................20 Selected Newbery Medal Winner Titles...........................................................23 Selected Bibliography, 2000-2005...................................................................25 Selected Internet Resources..............................................................................27
Academic Therapy Publications High Noon Books
20 Commercial Boulevard Novato, CA 94949 800-422-7249 888-287-9975 fax email@example.com www.academictherapy.com/support/hnb_intro/index2.tpl
Fiction and nonﬁction for students in upper elementary and junior high school who read substantially below grade level. Type size and line spacing are adjusted to reading level; low ﬁrst-grade reading level Sound Out Chapter Books are in 22-point type. $19 for a set of ﬁve or six books.
ACT (formerly American College Testing Program) Services for Students with Disabilities
P.O. Box 168Iowa City, IA 52243-0168 (319) 337-1510 standard-time national testing with accommodations (319) 337-1851 extended-time national testing with accommodations (319) 337-1332 non-national special testing (319) 337-1701 TTY www.act.org/aap/disab/
Reasonable accommodations appropriate to a student’s disability, including a large-print test booklet. Has established policies regarding documentation of the disability and the process for requesting accommodations.
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Attention: Special Needs
P.O. Box 459Grand Central Station New York, NY 10163 (212) 870-3400 (212) 870-3137 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/
Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in English and in Spanish. Also, Living Sober, Came to Believe, As Bill Sees It, A.A. for the Older Alcoholic, and The A.A. Service Manual. Each title is in 14-point type. $.15-$6.80. Web site is available in English, French, and Spanish.
American Bible Society (ABS)
1865 Broadway New York, NY 10023-7505 (212) 408-1200 800-322-4253 (800-32-BIBLE) email@example.com www.americanbible.org/ and www.bibles.com/ (ABS store)
Contemporary English Version Extra-Large-Print New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs, 18-point type, $14.99; Contemporary English Version Large- Print Bible, 14-point type, $23.99; Dios Habla Hoy Large-Print Bible with Deuterocanonicals, 14-point type, $24.95-$30.95; Good News Translation Extra-Large-Print New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs, 18-point type, $29.99; Good News Translation Large-Print Bible, 14-point type, $17.99, $29.99 with Apocrypha; King James Version Extra-Large-Print Bible, 18point type, $36.99; New Revised Standard Version Large-Print Bible, 16-point type, $19.99; Santa Biblia RVR 1960 Large-Print Bible, 14-point type, $25.95; Spanish Versión Reina-Valera Bible Large-Print, 14-point type, $28.95.
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 895-2405 800-223-1839 (502) 899-2274 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.aph.org
Primarily elementary and high school textbooks with some leisure reading material; resources for parents and professionals; and children’s magazines: Current Events (weekly), Current Science (biweekly), and My Weekly Reader (weekly). The Louis Database of Accessible Materials for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired lists the location information for more than 180,000 titles in special format, including large print. Various prices.
Baha’i Service for the Blind
P.O. Box 463Ludington, MI 49431 email@example.com www.bahaiservicefortheblind.org/
Baha’i literature, with two titles in Spanish, in 16-point type. $.50-$32.50.
Baker & Taylor
2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 998-3100 800-775-1800 (704) 998-3316 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.btol.com/
A distribution service for retailers and public, school, and academic libraries offering ﬁction and nonﬁction titles from major large-print publishers. Call for pricing.
BBC Audiobooks America
One Lafayette Road, Box 1450 Hampton, NH 03843-1450 800-621-0182 (603) 929-3890 fax CustomerService@BBCAudiobooksAmerica.com
Galaxy paperback books and Chivers and Live Oak Media read-along stories in large-print book-cassette combinations for ages four to nine. $16.95-$24.95.
Bethany House Publishers
11400 Hampshire Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55438 (612) 829-2500 800-328-6109 (612) 829-2768 fax www.bethanyhouse.com
Christian ﬁction and inspiration in 16-point type. $16.99-$19.99.
Big Type Company
W136 N5265 Campbell Court Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 800-933-1711 (262) 783-6599 fax www.bigtypeco.com/
Calendar, address book, and check register. $6.50-$15.50.
P.O. Box 5181Salem, OR 97304-0181 (503) 581-4224 (800) 860-4224 (503) 581-0178 fax email@example.com www.blindskills.com/
Dialogue magazine, quarterly, $28/year for readers who are legally blind, $40 for others; Connie’s Kitchen cookbook, $20; and Job Hunting Resources for People with Vision Impairments, $10. Each title is in 14-point type.
Braille Bible Foundation
P. O. Box 948307Maitland, FL 32794-8307 (407) 834-3628 800-766-9080 (407) 834-9953 fax
King James version in 18-point and 24-point type. Free to individuals with a documented visual disability.
Braille Circulating Library
2700 Stuart Avenue Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 359-3743
Religious materials, including sermons, Christian ﬁction, inspiration, Bible studies, music, and biography, are loaned for a six-week period.
Broadman & Holman Publishers
127 Ninth Avenue North, MSN 114 Nashville, TN 37234 800-448-8032 consumers 800-458-2772 churches (615) 251-3914 fax consumers (615) 251-5944 fax churches www.broadmanholman.com/
KJV (King James) Super-Giant-Print Reference Bible, 18-point type, $29.99-$49.99, and RVR (Spanish language Reina Valera) 1960 Super-Giant-Print Reference Bible, 18-point type, $32.99-$53.99.
Center Point Large Print
P.O. Box 1 Thorndike, ME 04986-0001 (207) 568-3717 800-929-9108 (207) 568-3727 fax firstname.lastname@example.org
Adventure, ﬁction, mystery, romance, nonﬁction, and westerns. $25.95-$31.95, call for information about standing order plans.
Christian Book Distributors (CBD)
P.O. Box 7000Peabody, MA 01961-7000 (978) 977-5000 800-247-4784 (800-CHRISTIAN) (978) 977-5010 fax email@example.com www.christianbook.com
A distribution service for Christian publishers, including super-giant-print Bibles from Broadman and Holman and ﬁction and nonﬁ ction from Bethany House, Walker Large Print, and others. Various prices.
Christian Record Services, Inc. and National Camps for Blind Children 4444 South 52nd Street Lincoln NE 68516-1302 (402) 488-0981 (402) 488-7582 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.christianrecord.org
Bibles and correspondence courses with Bible study guides. Lifeglow and Young and Alive, quarterly magazines in 22-point type. Free.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Salt Lake Distribution Center 1999 West 1700 South Salt Lake City, UT 84104 800-537-5971 email@example.com www.lds.org/
Hymns (words only); Large-Print Book of Mormon, Class Teacher’s Manual; Large-Print New Testament Gospel Doctrine, Teacher’s Manual; Large-Print Old Testament Gospel Doctrine, Teacher’s Manual; Teachings of Presidents of the Church. $2-$4.25.
The College Board Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
P.O. Box 6226Princeton, NJ 08541-6226 (609) 771-7137 (609) 882-4118 TTY (609) 771-7944 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.collegeboard.com/ssd/student/index.html
Appropriate accommodations, such as large-print materials, for students with disabilities who take College Board tests: the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement (AP) tests, and the Preliminary SAT. Has established policies regarding documentation of the disability and the process for requesting accommodations.
Concordia Publishing House
3558 South Jefferson St. Louis, MO 63118-3968 (314) 268-1268 800-325-3040 www.cph.org
Lutheran Worship Large Print, v. I: Liturgy, $18, and v. II: Hymns, $21; NIV (New International Version) Giant-Print Reference Bible, hardback $34.99, softcover $24.99; and Every Day with the Savior (daily devotions), $14.99. Each title is in 14-point type.
Doubleday Large Print Book Club
Doubleday Direct, Inc. Member Services 1225 South Market Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 www.doubledaylargeprint.com/
Bestsellers, Christian ﬁction, classics, contemporary female ﬁ ction, ﬁ ction, historical ﬁction, mystery, reference, romance, and thrillers. $5.99-$19.99.
Customer Care Department 31 East Second Street Mineola, NY 11501-3852 (516) 294-7000 (516) 742-6953 fax store.yahoo.com/doverpublications/index.html
Classics, including poetry and short stories, in 16-point type. $5.95-$14.95.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 (609) 771-7780 866-387-8602 (609) 771-7714 TTY (609) 771-7165 fax email@example.com www.ets.org/disability/info.html
Appropriate accommodations, such as large-print materials, for students with disabilities who take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test and Subject Tests. Has established policies regarding documentation of the disability and the process for requesting accommodations.
General Educational Development (GED)Testing Service American Council on Education
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 250 Washington, DC 20036-1163 (202) 939-9490 firstname.lastname@example.org www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=GEDTS
Accommodations in testing, such as large-print tests and extended time, are available for adults with documented physical and learning disabilities.
39 Seminary Hill Road Carmel, NY 10512 800-932-2145 Atyourservice@guideposts.org www.guidepostsmag.com
Guideposts magazine, monthly, $16.97/year in the United States, $18.97/year in Canada, and the devotional Daily Guideposts, $9.95.
Guild for the Blind
180 North Michigan Avenue, #1700 Chicago, IL 60601-7463 (312) 236-8569 (312) 236-8128 fax email@example.com www.guildfortheblind.org/
Address book, check register, date book, playing cards, and wall calendar. $3-$15.
Harper Large Print
10 East 53d Street New York, NY 10022 (212) 207-7000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.harpercollins.com/imprints.asp?imprint=HarperLargePrint
Classics, ﬁction, and nonﬁ ction. $16-$26.95.
Harvard Ranch Publishing
Box 488 Salida, CO 81201 800-815-9533 (509) 272-1196 fax email@example.com www.harvardranch.com/
Favorite Hymns, Verses from the Bible, and A Walk in the Garden (inspirational words). Each title is in 48-point type. $9.95 each.
Health Communications, Inc.
3201 SW 15th Street Deerﬁeld Beach, FL 33442 (954) 360-0909 800-441-5569 (954) 360-0034 fax www.hci-online.com/
Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul, Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Second Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Third Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Each title is in 16-point type. $16.95 each.
Horizons for the Blind
2 North Williams Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 444-8800 firstname.lastname@example.org www.horizons-blind.org/
Craft Potpourri, a collection of booklets with craft patterns, $11.95 each; Kitchen Potpourri, a collection of booklets on foods and techniques for the kitchen, $9.95 each; and Seeing It Our Way magazine, monthly, $30/year. Each title is in 22-point type.
Houghton Mifﬂ in Company Dictionary Editorial Department
222 Berkeley Street, 8th Floor Boston, MA 02116 (617) 351-5000 800-225-3362 (617) 351-1116 fax email@example.com www.houghtonmifﬂ inbooks.com/ahd/
The Large-Print American Heritage Dictionary. $18.
Huge Print Press
North Central Plaza I, Suite 416 12655 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75243 (972) 701-8288 866-484-3774 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hugeprint.com/
Bestsellers, classics, children’s literature, drama, mystery, philosophy, poetry, religion, romance, and sports. Books can be customized from 16- to 44-point type, with additional point sizes available upon request. Prices vary based on size of type and binding.
Independent Living Aids
P.O. Box 9022Hicksville, NY 11802-9022 800-537-2118 (516) 937-3906 fax email@example.com
Merriam-Webster’s Concise Dictionary Large-Print Edition, Random House Webster’s Large-Print Dictionary, King James Version Large-Print Bible, crossword puzzle books, Look ’n Cook and The See-Easy cookbooks, calendar, address book, bingo cards, and playing cards. $4.95-$29.95.
2423 West March Lane, Suite 200 Stockton, CA 95207 (209) 478-7075 800-544-4551 (209) 478-7074 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.infocon-inc.com/
Children’s books at various grade levels in literature, mathematics, and social studies. Fiction, magazines, tax forms and manuals, textbooks, and workbooks can be customized at any point size upon request. $35-$673.
International Bible Society
P. O. Box 35700Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3570 (719) 867-2700 800-524-1588 (719)-488-0870 fax IBSDirectService@usa.ibs.org www.ibsdirect.com
NIV Giant-Print Bible, 14-point type, $12.99, $13.99, and NIV Super-Giant- Print Bible, 18-point type, $17.99.
JBI International (formerly The Jewish Braille Institute of America) 110 East 30th Street New York, NY 10016 (212) 889-2525 800-433-1531 (212) 689-3692 fax email@example.com www.jewishbraille.org/librarysrv.html
Lending library of ﬁction and nonﬁction in English; free liturgical and life-cycle materials, including the Five Books of Moses, Haftarot, Haggadahs, and Daily and Sabbath Prayer Book; and Jewish educational materials.
The Jewish Heritage For The Blind
P.O. Box 3361655 East 24th Street Brooklyn, NY 11229 (718) 338-4999 888-225-5542 (888-CALL-JHB) or 800-995-1888 (718) 338-0653 fax firstname.lastname@example.org jhftb.org/home.htm
Liturgical materials, including prayer books, weekday Torah readings, Passover Haggadah, and Grace after Meals. Free with a note from an eye-care professional explaining the visual disability.
The Johns Hopkins University Press
2715 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218-4363 (410) 516-6900 800-537-5487 (410) 516-6968 fax www.press.jhu.edu/books
Health-related titles in 15.5-point type, including The 36-Hour Day, $20.95; Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families, $21.95; The Eye Book: A Complete Guide to Eye Disorders and Health, $22.95; The Guide to Living with Bladder Cancer, $21.95; Healing Heartburn, $19.95; The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes, $23.95; Living Longer Depression Free, $19.95; Parkinson’s Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families, $20.95.
Large Print Book Company
P.O. Box 970Sanbornville, NH 03872-0970 (603) 569-4125 866-569-4125 (603) 569-0433 fax email@example.com www.largeprintbookco.com/
Classics in softcover. Mystery and romance in both hardcover and softcover. Each title is in 16-point type. $16.95-$28.95.
The Large Print Bookshop
P.O. Box 5375Englewood, CO 80155 (303) 721-7511 800-305-2743 (303) 721-7512 fax LargePrint@aol.com users.aol.com/largeprint
Biography, classics, ﬁction, history, hobbies, humor, mystery, puzzle books, religion, romance, science ﬁction, westerns, and children’s literature. $6.-$30.
Large Print Press
P.O. Box 9187Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187 800-877-4253 customer service 800-223-1244, ext. 15 product questions firstname.lastname@example.org www.gale.com/LargePrintPress/index.htm
Bestsellers in paperback. $12.95-$15.50.
Large Print Publishing Company
103 Forest Glen West Springﬁ eld, MA 01089-1994 (413) 739-0894 (413) 731-9156 fax
Crossword puzzle and trivia books in 14- to 16-point type. Various prices.
Library Reproduction Service
14214 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90061-9931 (310) 354-2610 800-255-5002 (310) 354-2601 fax email@example.com www.lrs-largeprint.com/home.html
Fiction; classics for adults and children; reference materials, including English-language and foreign-language dictionaries; textbooks and related workbooks and manuals; and a large-print reproduction service for titles not listed in the catalog. $30.99-$493.
P.O. Box 673Northbrook, IL 60065 (847) 498-9777 800-468-4789 866-317-8533 TTY (847) 498-1482 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.lssproducts.com/
Random House Webster’s Large-Print Dictionary, Random House Webster’s Large-Print Spanish Dictionary, King James Version Giant-Print Bible, Large-Print Bible Dictionary and Concordance, crossword puzzle books and dictionary, calendar, address book, check register, bingo cards, and playing cards. $2.95-$25.95.
Lutheran Blind Mission Lutheran Library for the Blind
7550 Watson Road St. Louis, MO 63119 (314) 918-0415 888-215-2455 email@example.com www.blindmission.org/
Books, including biography, Christian life, and ﬁction, are loaned free of charge and sent through the mail. Free magazine subscriptions for adults and children and devotions. Each title is in 22-point type.
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
P.O. Box 5000Yucaipa, CA 92399-1450 (909) 795-8977 (909) 795-8970 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.lbwinc.org/ Free religious books and pamphlets in 18-point type, including Bible studies, hymns, sermons, tracts, and children’s stories. Some materials available in foreign languages, including Apache, Estonian, German, Latvian, Navaho, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, and languages of the Philippines.
42 Executive Boulevard Farmingdale, NY 11735 (631) 752-0521 800-522-6294 800-281-3555 TTY (631) 752-0689 fax email@example.com www.maxiaids.com
Various English-language dictionaries, Random House Webster’s Large-Print Spanish Dictionary, King James Version Giant-Print Bible, The See-Easy Large-Print Cookbook, Ofﬁ cial Scrabble Players Dictionary, Large-Print Edition, crossword puzzle books, address book, calendar, check register, bingo cards, and playing cards. $2.75-$39.95.
47 Federal Street
P.O. Box 281Springﬁeld, MA 01102 (413) 731-5979 fax firstname.lastname@example.org merriam-webster.com/
Merriam-Webster’s Concise Dictionary, Large-Print Edition, $19.95, and The Ofﬁ cial SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, Large-Print Edition, $29.95.
Music Section National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress Washington, DC 20542 (202) 707-5100 (202) 707-0744 TTY (202) 707-0712 fax email@example.com www.loc.gov/nls
Free national lending library for persons unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations. Music collection includes large-print music with a minimum of 14-point type and a staff size of one inch for voice, piano, and other instruments. Also books about music, librettos, biographies of popular and classical musicians, music magazines, general music histories, and some music reference works.
National Association for Visually Handicapped (NAVH)
22 West 21st Street, 6th ﬂ oor New York, NY 10010 (212) 889-3134 or (212) 255-2804 (212) 727-2931 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.navh.org
and 3201 Balboa Street San Francisco, CA 94121 (415) 221-3201 (415) 221-8754 fax email@example.com www.navh.org
Lending library of popular ﬁction and nonﬁction titles. Some inspirational, cooking, and foreign-language titles. Free but requests a tax-deductible donation.
The New York Times Large-Type Weekly
P.O. Box 220Northvale, NJ 07647-0220 800-631-2580 or 800-698-4637
Summary of the previous week’s news plus the Monday crossword puzzle, some ﬁlm and book reviews, and editorials. Order online The New York Times Large-Type Weekly, $1.50/week; $78/year, and The New York Times Large-Print Crossword Puzzles, $10.95-$12.95, at The New York Times Online Store, 800-671-4332, www.nytimes.com/nytstore/.
P.O. Box 1277Wickford, RI 02852 (401) 294-3682 (401) 294-9491 fax
Primarily classic ﬁction titles in 16-point type, including works by Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, Jack London, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, and Virginia Woolf. $25-$30.
Old Books Publishing
P.O. Box 170White Hall, VA 22987 888-651-8520
Primarily Union regimental histories from the American Civil War. Also available: some colonial history and a diary by Elizabeth Custer. Books reproduced from the original materials. $27.95-$49.95.
Oxford University Press
2001 Evans Road Cary, NC 27513 (919) 677-0977 800-451-7556 orders 800-445-9714 customer service (919) 677-1303 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.oup-usa.org
Oxford Large-Print Dictionary and Oxford Large-Print Thesaurus. $39.95 each.
The Prayer Book Press Media Judaica
1363 Fairﬁ eld Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605 (203) 384-2284 (203) 597-9109 fax
Weekday Prayer Book, $49.50, and Yom Kippur Eve Service, $26.95.
Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60606 800-331-2020 email@example.com www.preventblindness.org/
Brochures on glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and age-related vision loss. Single copies free on request.
Quiet Vision Publishing
12155 Mountain Shadow Road Sandy, UT 84092-5812 (801) 572-4018 800-442-4018 (801) 571-8625 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.quietvision.com/
Classics, ﬁ ction, science ﬁ ction. $7.99-$35.95.
Random House Large Print
201 East 50th Street New York, NY 10022 (212) 751-2600 800-726-0600 www.randomhouse.com/largeprint/
Primarily general ﬁction with some mystery, biography, and nonﬁ ction. $13.95-$31.95.
RB Large Print
Recorded Books, LLC 270 Skipjack Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 800-636-3399 (410) 535-5499 fax email@example.com www.recordedbooks.com
Fiction, mystery, nonﬁction, and romance in 16-point type. $23.95-$31.95.
Reader’s Digest Large Print for Easier Reading
P.O. Box 7774Red Oak, IA 51591-1177 800-334-9599 or 800-807-2780 www.rd.com
Feature articles, advice, entertainment, and inspiration. Monthly. $27.96/year.
Reader’s Digest Select Editions Large Type
Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation
P.O. Box 262Mount Morris, IL 61054 800-877-5293 PartnersForSight@rd.com www.rd.com/partnersforsight/lpp.jsp
Current ﬁction, romance, mystery, biography, and adventure; up to two abridged bestsellers per volume. Bimonthly. $14.95/year.
Resources for Rehabilitation
22 Bonad Road Winchester, MA 01890 (781) 368-9094 (781) 368-9096 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.rfr.org
Living with Low Vision, 18-point type, $48.95, and Resources for Elders with Disabilities, 16-point type, $51.95.
125 South 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19103-4399 (215) 567-5080 800-453-2884 fax email@example.com www.perseusbooksgroup.com/runningpress/home.jsp
Ultimate Large-Print Crosswords Omnibus series, $9.98 each.
P.O. Box 9187Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187 800-223-1244, ext. 4 orders and product information 800-877-4253 customer service 800-558-4676 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.gale.com/thorndike/
Imprints of Thomson Gale include Thorndike Press, Wheeler Publishing, and Walker Large Print. Adventure, biography, Christian ﬁ ction, ﬁ ction, mystery, inspiration, nonﬁction, romance, science ﬁ ction, Spanish-language materials, and westerns. Some titles available in paperback. $13.95-$39.95, call for information about standing order plans.
Time Warner Book Group
Attention: Order Entry 3 Center Plaza Boston, MA 02108 800-759-0190 www.twbookmark.com/index.html
Fiction and nonﬁ ction. Various prices.
390 Campus Drive Somerset, NJ 07830 888-999-6778 (732) 748-9801 fax email@example.com www.transactionpub.com
American and British ﬁction and nonﬁction titles, including biography, classics, philosophy, history, and travel. $19.95-$39.95
Ulverscroft Large-Print Books (USA), Inc.
914 Union Road West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-4270 800-955-9659 (716) 674-4195 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.edisure.com/~ulverscroft/usa/usindex.html
Imprints include Charnwood, Isis, Magna, and Ulverscroft in hardcover and Dales, Isis, and Linford in softcover. Fiction and nonﬁction titles, including children’s literature, classics, mystery, romance, and westerns. $17.99-$32.50.
Wiley, John, & Sons, Inc.
Customer Care Center--Consumer Accounts 10475 Crosspoint Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46256 (877) 762-2974 (800) 597-3299 fax www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-10387.html
Webster’s New World Large-Print Dictionary, 4th ed., $50; Webster’s New World Portable Large-Print Dictionary, 2nd ed., $21.99.
Xavier Society for the Blind
154 East 23rd Street New York, NY 10010-4595 (212) 473-7800 800-637-9193 (212) 473-7801 fax
Lending library of spiritual and inspirational books and magazines, including the Catholic Review. Materials are free to persons with a documented print disability who are registered with the society.
(LRS=Library Resproduction Service, NAVH=National Association for
Visually Handicapped) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Dover, $14.95; Large Print Bookshop, $21.95; NAVH, free loan; North Books, $26; Quiet Vision, $21.95; and Thorndike Press, $22.95.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. Large Print
Bookshop, $28.95; and North Books, $24. Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Harper, $22; Large Print Bookshop, $11; and North Books, $26.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Dover, $7.95; NAVH, free loan; North Books, $25; and Thorndike, $10.95. The Awakening by Kate Chopin. North Books, $25. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Harper, $19.95; and Thorndike Press, $20.95. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. NAVH, free loan; and North Books, $25. The Call of the Wild by Jack London. LRS, $83; and North Books, $26. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. North Books, $30. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. NAVH, free loan. Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. NAVH, free loan. Democracy by Henry Adams. North Books, $26.
Dracula by Bram Stoker. North Books, $26; and Thorndike Press, $21.95. Emma by Jane Austen. North Books, $26; Quiet Vision, $35.99; and Ulverscroft, $31.99.
Frankenstein by Mary W. Shelley. Dover, $9.95; Large Print Bookshop, $27.95; NAVH, free loan; and North Books, $26. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. Thorndike Press, $25.95. Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. North Books, $26.
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Large Print Bookshop, $21.95; NAVH,
free loan; North Books, $26; and Thorndike, $29.95. Heart of Darkness and Other Stories by Joseph Conrad. Dover, $7.95; Large Print Bookshop, $28.95; LRS, $75; North Books, $26; and Thorndike, $29.95.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri. NAVH, free loan; North Books, $26; and Thorndike,
$29.95. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Large Print Book Company, $23.95; NAVH, free loan; North Books, $26; and Thorndike Press, $22.95.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Transaction, $32.95. Ivanhoe by Walter Scott. NAVH, free loan; and North Books, $30. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. NAVH, free loan; North Books, $30; and
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. NAVH, free loan; and North Books, $26. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. LRS, $71; NAVH, free
loan; and Thorndike, $29.95. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. Harper, $24; and North Books, $26. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. LRS, $78; NAVH, free loan; and North
Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Large Print Bookshop, $19.95. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis. North Books, $28. My Antonia by Willa Cather. Harper, $22; Large Print Bookshop, $11; and
North Books, $26.
The Odyssey by Homer. Large Print Bookshop, $19.95; North Books, $26; and Quiet Vision, $19.95. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham. NAVH, free loan; and
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Large Print Bookshop, $25.95; LRS, $72;
North Books, $28; Quiet Vision, $25.95; and Thorndike, $29.95. Persuasion by Jane Austen. North Books, $26; Quiet Vision, $19.99; and Thorndike, $29.95.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. NAVH, free loan; North Books, $26; and Thorndike Press, $22.95.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce. North Books, $26. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Dover, $14.95; Harper, $20; Large Print Bookshop, $20; North Books, $26; Quiet Vision, $28.99; and Thorndike, $29.95.
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. Large Print Bookshop, $11.95; NAVH, free loan; North Books, $25; Quiet Vision, $11.95; and Transaction, $24.95.
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck. LRS, $66; and NAVH, free loan. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Large Print Bookshop, $21.95. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. Harper, $20; Large Print Bookshop,
$28.95; and North Books, $24.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. NAVH, free loan; North Books, $26; and Thorndike, $10.95 and $29.95. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. North Books, $26; and Quiet Vision,
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence. North Books, $28; and Ulverscroft, $31.99. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald. North Books, $26. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Large Print Bookshop, $28.95; and Quiet
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. NAVH, free loan; North Books, $26; and Thorndike, $29.95. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana. North Books, $26; and
Transaction, $32.95. Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington. Transaction, $34.95. Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Dover, $18.95; Harper, $22; and North
Books. $26. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Ulverscroft, $32.50. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. Dover, $9.95. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler. North Books, $26. White Fang by Jack London. LRS, $92; North Books, $26; and Thorndike,
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Dover, $12.95; North Books, $26; and Thorndike Press, $20.95. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. North Books, $26. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. NAVH, free loan; North Books, $25; and
Thorndike, $29.95. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Harper, $22; Large Print Bookshop, $11; NAVH, free loan; North Books, $24; and Quiet Vision, $11.95.
(APH=American Printing House for the Blind, LRS=Library Reproduction Service, NAVH=National Association for Visually Handicapped)
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. InfoCon, $142.26. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary. APH, $41.50; InfoCon, $78.98; LRS, $93; and NAVH, free loan.
Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt. APH, $58; InfoCon, $99.68; LRS, $132; and Thorndike, $22.95.
The Giver by Lois Lowry. InfoCon, $91.80; LRS, $116; and Thorndike, $24. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. LRS, $135; and NAVH, free loan.
Holes by Louis Sachar. InfoCon, $143.49; and Thorndike, $23.95. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson. APH, $66.50; and LRS, $149. Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman. LRS, $42. Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata. APH, $128; and Thorndike, $23.95. Lincoln by Russell Freedman. LRS, $103. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. APH, $51; InfoCon, $79.97; LRS, $118; and
Thorndike, $10.95. The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman. APH, $34.50. Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. LRS, $61. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. APH, $51; InfoCon, $79.97; LRS, $94; and
NAVH, free loan. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. APH, $62. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor. InfoCon, $114.96; and
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. InfoCon, $60.25; LRS, $55; and NAVH, free loan. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. APH, $65; InfoCon, $79.97; LRS, $84;
and NAVH, free loan. A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. LRS, $105. The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox. LRS, $77; and Thorndike, $20.95. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Thorndike, $23.95. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. APH, $74.50; and LRS, $168. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. InfoCon, $91.80; and LRS, $106. The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman. APH, $29; InfoCon, $72.08; LRS, $70;
and NAVH, free loan.
Arditi, Aries. Adjustable typography: an approach to enhancing low vision text accessibility. Ergonomics, v. 47, Apr. 15, 2004: 469-482.
Arditi, Aries. Effective color contrast: designing for people with partial sight and color deﬁciencies. New York: Lighthouse International, 2002. 12p. [pamphlet]. Single copy free. Also online at www.lighthouse.org/color_contrast.htm.
Arditi, Aries. Making text legible: designing for people with partial sight. New York: Lighthouse International, 2003. 12p. [pamphlet]. Single copy free. Also online at www.lighthouse.org/print_leg.htm.
Bailey, Ian L., Amanda Hall Lueck, and Robert B. Greer. Understanding the relationships between print size and reading in low vision. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 97, June 2003: 325-334.
Big type is best for aging baby boomers: a case for universal graphic design. Retrieved Dec. 7, 2004. www.lighthouse.org/BigType/boomers.htm.
Caviness, Rochelle. Adjusting your browser to suit YOU. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.largeprintreviews.com/changefonts.html.
The complete directory of large print books and serials. New Providence, NJ:
R.R. Bowker, 2005. 2112p.
Dahlin, Robert. Large-print publishing--a site for sore eyes? Publishers weekly, v. 249, Nov. 18, 2002: 32-34, 36.
Danford, Natalie. Big, bigger, biggest. Publishers weekly, v. 251, Nov. 1, 2004: 34-37.
Dyer, Lucinda. I can see clearly now. Publishers weekly, v. 247, July 31, 2000: 58-60, 62-63.
Farrenkopf, Carol. Thin and sleek: a review of two ﬂat-panel desktop CCTVs. AccessWorld, v. 6, Mar. 2005. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw060205
Farrenkopf, Carol. You can take it with you: a review of three portable CCTVs. AccessWorld, v. 5, July 2004. Retrieved Dec. 7, 2004. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050405.
Farrenkopf, Carol. You can take it with you II: a review of two more portable CCTVs. AccessWorld, v. 5, Sept. 2004. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050506.
Frank, John Jay. Requests by persons with visual impairment for large-print accommodation. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 94, Nov. 2000: 716-719.
Gerritsen, Bryan. Quite a display: a review of two video magniﬁ ers. AccessWorld, v. 5, Jan. 2004. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050107.
Journal of visual impairment and blindness. Bimonthly. $74/year. AFB Press. 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York, NY 10001.
Kitchel, J. Elaine. Large print: guidelines for optimal readability and APHont, a font for low vision. Retrieved Dec. 9, 2004. www.aph.org/edresearch/lpguide.htm.
Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Bibles and other sacred writings in special media. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum, and others. Washington: 1999. 63p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/bibles.html.
Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Blindness and visual impairments: information and advocacy organizations. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington: 2001. 56p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/blindorg2001.html.
Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: 2005 calendars. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum. Washington: 2004. 6p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/calendars2005.html.
Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Library resources for the blind and physically handicapped: a directory with budget, staff, and collections information and FY 2003 statistics on readership and circulation. Washington: 2004. 80p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/resources.html.
Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Magazines in special media. Washington: 2003. 74p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/magazines.html.
Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Magnifying devices: a resource guide. Washington: 2002. 37p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/magniﬁ ers.html.
Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Sources of custom-produced books: braille, audio recordings, and large print. Washington: 2001. 103p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/sources.html.
Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Music Section. Large-print scores and books catalog: music and musicians. Washington: 1991. 81p. Free.
Living with low vision: a resource guide for people with sight loss. 7th ed. Winchester, MA: Resources for Rehabilitation, 2005. 271p.
Peck, Alec F., and Mark Uslan. How closed-circuit television users develop computer vision syndrome. AccessWorld, v. 2, July 2001. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw020405.
Uslan, Mark, and Ike Presley. Portable video magniﬁers in museums. AccessWorld, v. 3, Mar. 2002. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=AW030207.
American Printing House for the Blind: Louis Database of Accessible Materials for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired www.aph.org/louis.htm
Maintains a database of materials in accessible media, including large print, from more than 180 agencies nationwide.
Blindness Resource Center: Low vision resources
www.nyise.org/lowvision.htm Provides links to assistive devices for reading, such as closed circuit televisions and magniﬁ cation aids.
Book Reviews: Large print www.book-reviews.ws/large-print/ Presents Amazon.com’s customer reviews of large-print books.
Help Me See
helpmesee.net/helpmesee/index.htm Provides links to resources, supports, and a chat room for people who are living with low vision.
Large-print reviews www.largeprintreviews.com/ Presents reviews of large-print books, audiobooks, and low-vision software.
The low-vision gateway
www.lowvision.org/ Offers links to low-vision resources, aids, rehabilitation services, and a discussion group.
Mississippi State University. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision. www.blind.msstate.edu/irr/ialowvision.html
Provides links to information and resources on low vision.
National Eye Institute. Health information.
www.nei.nih.gov/health/ Offers links to information on low vision, eye diseases, basic eye anatomy, and eye-care resources.
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) Online Accommodations Studies education.umn.edu/nceo/AccomStudies.htm
Provides the Online Accommodations Bibliography, which allows users to search a compilation of empirical research studies on the effects of various testing accommodations for students with disabilities.
Wisconsin Center for Education Research Testing Accommodations Research www.wcer.wisc.edu/testacc/
Conducts research to advance understanding of the effects, consequences, and validity of testing accommodations for students with disabilities.
Compiled by Carol Strauss Reference Section 2005
Additional copies of this circular or any of the reference bibliographies or circulars listed below are available free on request from the Reference Section.
Reference Circulars Assistive Devices for Use with Personal Computers, 2001 Bibles and Other Sacred Writings in Special Media, 1999 Blindness and Visual Impairments: Information and Advocacy Organizations,
2001 Braille Embossers, 2000 Braille Literacy: Resources for Instruction, Writing Equipment, and Supplies,
Building a Library Collection on Visual and Physical Disabilities: Basic Materials and Resources, 1999 Deaf-Blindness: National Organizations and Resources, 2004 Employment of People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide, 2005 Guide to Spoken-Word Recordings: Popular Literature, 2004 Information for Travelers with Physical or Visual Disabilities, 2002 Learning Disabilities: National Organizations and Resources, 2004 The Magazine Program of the National Library Service for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped (NLS), 2005 Magnifying Devices: A Resource Guide, 2002 Parents’ Guide to the Development of Preschool Children with Disabilities:
Resources and Services, 2004 Physical Disabilities: Information and Advocacy Organizations, 2003 Reading Materials in Large Print: A Resource Guide, 2005
Sources of Audiovisual Materials on Disabilities, 1995
Library and Information Services to Individuals with Disabilities, 2002