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Laws and Regulations

NLS was begun in 1931 as the Books for the Adult Blind Project. It was later referred to as the Library of Congress Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped before its name was changed to its current designation, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The following laws and regulations authorize the provision of library service to people who are blind, visually impaired, or have a physical disability.