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NLS Reference Guides

Learn how the NLS Reference Section works for you to provide information for NLS patrons and those who serve them. Find information about BARD, braille, reading devices, disability resources, the NLS program and reading material.

BARD

Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) online service
Hoja Informativa: Descargas de Lectura en Audio y Braille (BARD) [PDF]

Resources on Blindness and Disabilities Available on the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Service (2015)

Braille

About Braille

Braille Literacy: Resources for Learning and Reading (2018)

Calendars

2019 Calendars

Devices

Accessible Mobile Reading Apps (2016)
Accessible Mobile Reading Apps (2014) [ebraille (BRF)]

Assistive Technology Products for Information Access (2018)
Assistive Technology Products for Information Access (2018) [ebraille (BRF)]

Braille Displays and Notetakers (2018)
Braille Displays and Notetakers (2018) [ebraille (BRF)]

Braille Embossers (2018)
Braille Embossers (2014) [ebraille (BRF)]

Digital Audiobook Players and Braille Book Readers (2018)
Digital Audiobook Players (2018) [ebraille (BRF)]

Magnifying Devices (2018)
Magnifying Devices (2014) [ebraille (BRF)]

Disability Resources

Audio Description Resource Guide (2016)

Blindness and Visual Impairments: Information and Assistance Organizations (2018)
Blindness and Visual Impairments: Information and Advocacy Organizations (2018) [ebraille (BRF)]

Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) (2017)

Deaf-Blindness Resource Guide (2016)

Disability Awareness for Children Pre-K through Sixth Grade (2015)

Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide for People with Disabilities (2016)
Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide for People with Disabilities (2016) [electronic braille (BRF)]

Employment of People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide (2015)
Employment of People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide (2015) [electronic braille (BRF)]

Learning Disabilities: Organizations and Resources (2013)

Resources for Senior Citizens and Their Families

Talking Books and Reading Disabilities (2014)

Transition from School to Independent Living

NLS Program Information

Books for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have a Physical Disability (2016) [electronic braille (BRF)]

Factsheet: The National Library Service for the Blind and Physical Handicapped (2018)
Factsheet: The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (2018) [electronic braille (BRF)]
Factsheet: The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (2018) (PDF)

Hoja Informativa: Servicio Nacional de Bibliotecas para Ciegos y Personas con Discapacidades Físicas (2018) (PDF)
Hoja Informativa: Servicio Nacional de Bibliotecas para Ciegos y Personas con Discapacidades Físicas (2018) [electronic braille (BRF)]

Music Books and Scores for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have a Physical Disability
Music Books and Scores for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have a Physical Disability [ebraille (BRF)]

Copyright Law Amendment

Reading Material

Bibles and Other Sacred Writings in Special Media (2018)
Bibles and Other Sacred Writings in Special Media (2018) [audio (MP3)]
Bibles and Other Sacred Writings in Special Media (2018) [ebraille (BRF)]

The Magazine Program of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) (2015)
The Magazine Program of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) (2015) [ebraille (BRF)]

Materials in Large Print (2018)