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Magazines in Special Media is a descriptive listing of periodicals and newsletters available to people in the United States who are unable to use regular print materials. Periodicals are produced in a variety of formats, including digital audio, digital download, digital text, ebraille, large print, and press braille. Not all periodicals are offered in all formats.

Part 1: Magazines available through NLS
Part 2: Magazines produced by other agencies
Appendix: Contact information for sources other than NLS network libraries

Part 1: Magazines available through NLS

Part 1 lists all magazines available at no charge through the NLS network of cooperating libraries to residents of the United States or American citizens living abroad who are unable to use regular print materials because of visual or physical disabilities. Magazines are circulated through the U.S. mail on digital cartridge or in press braille. Registered readers may download many titles in ebraille or audio from the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service online or via the BARD Mobile app available at the App Store External for iOS or the Play Store External or Amazon Appstore External for Android. Three-letter codes are provided for ordering magazines available on digital cartridge or in press braille. No code is needed to download magazines from BARD.

AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin (AAP)

  • Magazine, 6/issues/year; Bulletin, 10 issues/year
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • News and short articles from AARP.

American History (AMH)

  • bimonthly
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • Articles for the general reader about the full spectrum of the history of North America.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (ANA)

  • bimonthly
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • Short stories, novelettes, and features with science-fiction themes.

Asimov’s Science Fiction (IAM)

  • bimonthly
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • Short stories, novelettes, and features with science-fiction themes.

The Atlantic Monthly (AMO)

  • 10 issues/year
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • Articles on politics and current issues; fiction by contemporary American writers.

Audubon (AUD)

  • 5 issues/year
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • Appreciation, understanding, and preservation of the natural world, particularly birds and their habitats.

Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (BRD)

  • monthly
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • German edition of Reader’s Digest. First-person articles, profiles, opinion pieces, and other general-interest articles. Selections come from German-language magazines as well as the American edition of Reader’s Digest. (Germany)

Bon Appétit (EAT)

  • 10 issues/year
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • Articles on cooking, entertainment, and travel; recipes from well-known restaurants.

Braille Book Review (BBR)

  • bimonthly
  • digital text, ebraille (BARD), large print, press braille
  • Announcements of braille books recently added to the collection of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) as well as news and developments in library services for people who are blind. Braille edition includes one-line annotations of books listed in Talking Book Topics and a braille order form.

Braille Chess Magazine (BCM)

  • quarterly
  • press braille
  • Also available in digital text from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) (UK) (see Part 2). Articles on chess; news of current trends and competitions.

Braille Music Magazine (XBM)

  • monthly
  • press braille
  • Also available in digital text from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK) (see Part 2). Articles about classical music for professional and amateur musicians; reviews of new braille music publications.

Catster (CAT)

  • bimonthly
  • ebraille (BARD), press braille
  • For cat owners and lovers. Info on breeds and cat humor.

Choice Magazine Listening

  • quarterly
  • digital download (BARD)
  • From Choice Magazine Listening (see Part 2); free, must be registered with NLSAnthology of unabridged articles, poetry, and fiction from more than 100 magazines.

Consumer Reports (CRP)

  • monthly
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • In-depth articles that rate consumer products tested for quality, durability, and safety. Also features general-interest topics such as health and money management.

Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (XST)

  • bimonthly
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • A sampler of articles from national music magazines.

Conundrum (COU)

  • monthly
  • press braille
  • Also available in digital text from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK) (see Part 2). Crossword and logic puzzles, anagrams, sudoku, and general-knowledge quizzes.

Cook’s Illustrated (CIM)

  • bimonthly
  • ebraille (BARD), press braille
  • From America’s Test Kitchen. Includes recipes and tips on cooking.

Cricket: The Realm of Imagination (CRI)

  • 9 issues/year
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD), ebraille (BARD), press braille
  • Stories, poems, and articles by internationally known authors, plus songs, jokes, and crafts. For ages nine through fourteen.

Dell Sunday Crosswords (DEL1)

Diabetes Forecast: The Healthy Living Magazine (DBF)

  • bimonthly
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • Articles on health care, nutrition, and research findings. Published by the American Diabetes Association.

Discover (DIS)

  • 10 issues/year
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • Science news and articles exploring current events and future views on topics such as technology, space, the environment, health, and medicine.

    The Economist (ECO)

    • 51 issues/year
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Also available in digital text from the Economist (see Part 2). Insights and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology, and the arts. (UK)

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: World’s Leading Mystery Magazine (EQM)

    • bimonthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Mystery stories by established authors in the field and by new, previously unpublished writers.

    Essence (ESS)

    • bimonthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Lifestyle magazine covering fashion, beauty, entertainment, and culture, written for African American women.

    Foreign Affairs (FAF)

    • bimonthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Analysis of issues by statesmen, diplomats, and scholars, and trends in international politics, law, and economics.

    France-Amérique: Le Journal Français des États-Unis (JFA)

    • monthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • News analysis, trends, interviews, book and film reviews, travel, advice, and resources to perfect French-language skills; information about the French-American community.

    Good Housekeeping (GHK)

    • monthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Articles on family and home management with features on food and decorating.

    Harper’s Bazaar (HRP4)

    • monthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Fashion magazine with features on cosmetics, lifestyle, events, celebrities, travel, and relationships.

    Harper’s Magazine (HRP1)

    • monthly
    • ebraille (BARD), press braille
    • General culture magazine with articles by well-known writers on politics, international affairs, education, and science. Includes short stories, satire, and poetry.

    Health and Nutrition Newsletters (HNN)

    • monthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Selections on medical conditions of special interest to older adults, nutritional information, and ways to maintain good health. Publication includes Scientific American Health after 50, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and Nutrition Action Healthletter.

    Health Newsletters (HNW)

    • monthly
    • ebraille (BARD), press braille
    • Current health concerns, medical information, nutrition, and stress management from Harvard Health Letter 12 times/year; University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter 15 times/year, and the Mayo Clinic Health Letter 12 times/year.

    Horticulture: The Art and Science of Smart Gardening (HOR)

    • bimonthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Gardening trends, products, and projects for amateur gardeners.

    Humpty Dumpty (HDM)

    • bimonthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Stories, poems, cartoons, puzzles, games, recipes, and crafts for kids ages three to five who are learning to read independently.

    Interweave Knit

    • quarterly
    • ebraille (BARD), press braille
    • Articles, patterns, and styles for knitting hobbyists.

    Jack and Jill (JAC)

    • bimonthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Exciting stories, educational articles, and creative activities published for children. For ages six through twelve.

    Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (KPF)

    • monthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD), ebraille (BARD), press braille
    • General-interest articles on managing finances, including taxes, investment options, real estate, insurance, and retirement planning.

    Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (KRR)

    • monthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • General-interest articles on practical strategies to grow retirement savings, make money last during retirement, maximize Social Security and Medicare benefits, and other retirement-related topics.

    Magazine of the Month (MOM)

    • monthly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • NLS program designed to provide a limited substitute for newsstand browsing. Readers are sent a different magazine each month.

    Martha Stewart Living (MSL)

    • 10 issues/year
    • ebraille (BARD), press braille
    • Recipes and tips on gardening, crafts, collectibles, housekeeping, and entertaining.

    Missouri Conservationist (MOC)

    Muse: The Magazine of Life, the Universe, and Pie Throwing (MUE)

    • 9 issues/year
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD), ebraille (BARD), press braille
    • Science, art, archaeology, and history activities for ages nine through fourteen; includes contests, book and media reviews.

    Musical Mainstream (XMM)

    • quarterly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD), ebraille (BARD), large print, press braille
    • Selected articles from national magazines about classical music, music criticism, and music teaching; announces new NLS music acquisitions.

    The Nation (NAT)

    • 35 issues/year
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Articles on foreign affairs, local and national politics, education, and law. Reviews films, theater, books, and the arts.

    National Geographic (NGG)

    • 12 issues/year
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD), ebraille (BARD), press braille
    • Articles on world geography and cultures, plant and animal life, space exploration, and ancient history.

    National Geographic Kids (NGW)

    National Review (NRV)

    • 24 issues/year
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Articles on business, politics, economics, education, and other subjects from a conservative viewpoint.

    The New Yorker (NYK)

    • 52 issues/year
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Timely articles on a number of topics. Includes short fiction, poetry, and cartoons.

    The New York Times Book Review (NYB)

    The New York Times Large Print Weekly (NYT)

    • 52 issues/year
    • ebraille (BARD), press braille
    • Also available in large print from the New York Times (see Part 2). Highlights from the New York Times.

    NLS News (NEW)

    • quarterly
    • digital audio (cartridge, with Talking Book Topics), digital text, ebraille (BARD), standard print, press braille
    • NLS newsletter.

    Oklahoma Today (OKT)

    Outdoor Life: The Source for Hunting and Fishing Adventure (OTL)

    • 4 issues/year
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Adventures and experiences in hunting and fishing, information on conservation and game laws, and reports on sporting equipment and techniques.

      PC World (PCW)

      • monthly
      • ebraille (BARD), press braille
      • Information for computer users about hardware, software, advanced technology, and trends in the field; columns on product reviews and helpful hints.

      People (PEO)

        Piano Technicians Journal (PTJ)

        • monthly
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Information on the piano industry’s latest innovations, products, and technologies. Official publication of the Piano Technicians Guild.

        Poetry (POE)

        • 11 issues/year
        • ebraille (BARD), press braille
        • Contemporary poetry selected from a wide range of contributors and styles.

        Popular Mechanics (PPM)

        • 10 issues/year
        • ebraille (BARD), press braille
        • Practical advice for amateur mechanics, information on automotive and home repairs, and features on new equipment.

        Popular Music Lead Sheets (XML)

        • quarterly
        • ebraille (BARD), press braille
        • Melodies, lyrics, and chords to popular songs, from golden oldies to recent hits.

        Popular Science (PSM)

        • 4 issues/year
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Products, trends, and practical applications of science and technology.

        QST: Devoted Entirely to Amateur Radio (QST)

        • monthly
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Project-building ideas and news on all aspects of ham radio. Official publication of the American Radio Relay League.

        Quarterly Music Magazine (QMM)

        • quarterly
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • NLS program designed to provide a limited substitute for newsstand browsing. Readers are sent a different music magazine each quarter. Covers a variety of aspects and types of music, such as opera, jazz, and country, and instruments such as guitar and keyboard.

        Reader’s Digest (DIG)

        • 10 issues/year
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Short stories, political commentary, and other general interest topics; some articles are condensed from print magazines. Contains anecdotes, humor, and a condensed book.

        Rolling Stone (RST)

        • 12 issues/year
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD), ebraille (BARD), press braille
        • American popular culture in the arts and entertainment industry. Provides music, video, movie, and electronics reviews.

        Science News: Magazine of the Society for Science and the Public (SNW)

        • 24 issues/year
        • ebraille (BARD), press braille
        • Excerpts of reports on current programs in science, medicine, and technology.

        Scout Life (SCO)

        • monthly
        • ebraille (BARD), press braille
        • Articles on the outdoors, sports, and hobbies, plus adventure fiction and humor, for ages nine through sixteen. Published by the Boy Scouts of America.

        Short Stories (SSR)

        • monthly
        • press braille
        • Also available in digital text from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (see Part 2). Stories from contemporary writers. (UK)

        Smithsonian (SMT)

        • 11 issues/year
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Articles on the topics and subject matters researched, studied, and exhibited by the Smithsonian museums.

        Sound & Vision: Where Technology Becomes Entertainment (STR)

        • bimonthly
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Reports on new sound equipment and album reviews, with emphasis on popular music.

        Southern Living (SOL)

        • 13 issues/year
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Recipes, guides to local travel, decorating ideas, inspiration, and gardening tips tailored specifically to the region’s climate.

        Spider: The Magazine for Children (SPD)

        Sports Illustrated (SPI)

        • 11 issues/year
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • International sports news and articles with emphasis on American spectator sports. Features on sports personalities and events and outdoor activities.

        Sports Illustrated Kids (SPK)

        • 11 issues/year
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD), ebraille (BARD), press braille
        • Sports news and articles for ages eight through thirteen. Features sports personalities, events, and cards; youths who are excelling in athletics; and a regular column by youths discussing controversial sports-related issues.

        Sports Schedules (codes below)

        • annually
        • ebraille (BARD), press braille
        • Listings of games for six national sports leagues: American Baseball League (ABL), National Baseball League (NBL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), and Women’s National Basketball Association (WBA). Includes combined schedule by date for the American and National Baseball Leagues (MLB).

        Stone Soup: The Magazine by Young Writers and Artists (STO)

        • 11 issues/year
        • ebraille (BARD), press braille
        • Stories, poems, illustrations, and book reviews created by children ages eight through thirteen. Features an activities section with suggested related projects.

        Talking Book Topics (TBT)

        • bimonthly
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD), digital text, large print
        • Announcements of recorded books recently added to the Library of Congress collection and news and developments in library services for people who are visually impaired or have a physical disability. Audio edition often includes the text of NLS News. One-line annotations of books listed in Talking Book Topics are included in the braille edition of Braille Book Review.

        Travel & Leisure (TAL)

        • monthly
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Articles on vacation sites and tour destinations, with tips on food and photography.

        True West: Preserving the American West (TWT)

        • 10 issues/year
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Nonfiction articles about the Old West written by historians and western buffs.

        Vital Speeches of the Day (VSD)

        • monthly
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Speeches of recognized leaders of public opinion on current and national concerns.

        The Week: The Best of U.S. and International Media (TWK)

        Wired (WIR)

        • monthly
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • News and opinions concerning technology industries and the digital environment.

        The Writer: Advice and Inspiration for Today’s Writer (WRT)

        • monthly
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Discussions on the craft and experience of writing by new and established writers. Regular columns feature trade news, contest information, and names and addresses of manuscript markets.

        Yankee Magazine (YNK)

        • 6 issues/year
        • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
        • Offers an insider’s perspective on the region’s people, traditions, and lifestyle with special focus on its unique travel destinations, history, and culinary delights.

        Part 2: Magazines produced by other agencies

        Most magazines listed in this section are not part of the NLS program and many may not be requested from network libraries or downloaded from BARD. Information about these magazines was provided by their producers. The sources for ordering are indicated and their full contact information is given in the appendix to Part 2. Contact the sources for the latest subscription information because availability and prices change frequently.

        Access Currents

        • bimonthly
        • digital text
        • From United States Access Board; free
        • News and developments in accessible design and the activities of the Access Board, a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.

        Access IT

        AccessWorld: Technology and People with Visual Impairments

        • monthly
        • digital text
        • From American Foundation for the Blind; free
        • Comprehensive source for the latest information on adaptive technology and visual impairment. Also available from the AccessWorld app from the App Store.

        American Legion Magazine

        • monthly
        • digital download, digital text
        • From American Legion Magazine; free
        • News and articles of interest from the American Legion, a national veterans’ service organization. Print copy available with membership.

        Aphra

        Blast Off!

        • monthly
        • press braille (contracted and uncontracted)
        • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
        • Stories, features, jokes, and puzzles from popular children’s magazines. For ages seven through eleven.

        Braille Chess Magazine (BCM)

        • quarterly
        • press braille
        • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
        • Also available free in press braille from NLS network libraries (see Part 1). Articles on chess; news of current trends and competitions.

        The Braille Forum

        • monthly
        • digital audio, digital download, digital text, ebraille, large print, press braille
        • From American Council of the Blind; free
        • Covers legislation, technical aids, human interest stories, and activities of the American Council of the Blind.

        The Braille Monitor

        • 11 issues/year
        • digital audio, digital text, large print, press braille
        • From National Federation of the Blind; inquire for price
        • Articles on issues relating to employment, education, legislation, and rehabilitation, plus news of products and technology used by people who are blind. Also available on the NFB-NEWSLINE service.

        Braille Music Magazine

        • monthly
        • press braille
        • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
        • Also available free in press braille from NLS network libraries (see Part 1). Articles about classical music for professional and amateur musicians. Reviews of new braille music publications.

        Braille Sporting Record

        • weekly
        • press braille
        • From Scottish Braille Press (UK); inquire for price
        • Information on a wide range of sports, current games, and activities.

        BVA Bulletin

        • bimonthly
        • digital audio, digital text
        • From Blinded Veterans Association (BVA); free
        • Articles about blindness and association activities. Reports on legislation, employment, aids, and appliances for people who are blind.

        Catholic Review

        • quarterly
        • digital download, press braille
        • From Xavier Society for the Blind; free with registration
        • Articles from Catholic periodicals including America, Catholic Digest, Maryknoll, and Our Sunday Visitor.

        Children’s Friend

        Choice Magazine Listening

        • quarterly
        • digital audio, digital download
        • From Choice Magazine Listening; free, must be registered with NLS
        • Anthology of unabridged articles, poetry, and fiction from more than one hundred magazines.

        Christian Record

        • quarterly
        • ebraille, press braille
        • From Christian Record Services; free with registration
        • Inspirational Christian magazine dealing with relationships, health, and money management. Includes recipes and Christian songs with braille music notation.

        Christian Today Digest

        • monthly
        • digital download, digital text, large print, press braille
        • From Torch Trust; price on request
        • Selection of religious articles.

        Compute IT

        Connect!

        Conundrum

        • monthly
        • press braille (contracted and uncontracted)
        • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
        • Also available free in press braille from NLS network libraries (see Part 1). Crossword, logic puzzles, word searches, anagrams, and general knowledge quizzes.

        Critical Disability Discourses

        Daily Devotions for the Deaf

        DAV Magazine

        Dialogue: A World of Ideas for Visually Impaired People of All Ages

        • quarterly
        • digital audio, digital download, digital text, large print, press braille
        • From Blindskills, Inc.; inquire for price
        • Articles, fiction, and poetry by blind writers. Reports on new products and services, including home and gardening hints; interviews with successful blind people; and information about vocational, recreational, and travel opportunities.

        Disability Studies Quarterly

        • quarterly
        • digital text
        • From Society for Disability Studies; free with registration
        • Academic journal with articles of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities and arts, disability rights advocates, and others concerned with the issue of people with disabilities.

        Disability Today

        • biannual
        • digital text
        • From the Disability Today Network, inquire for price
        • Articles on topics important to people with disabilities and their families.

        The Economist

        • weekly
        • digital download, digital text
        • From the Economist Group (UK); inquire for price
        • Also available free as digital audio from NLS network libraries and digital download through BARD (see Part 1). Insights and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology, and the arts. Also available as a podcast from the iTunes store.

        Encounter

        • quarterly
        • digital audio, digital download
        • From Christian Record Services; free with registration
        • Articles and interviews exploring a Christ-centered approach to a variety of topics. Includes a church sermon recorded live.

        Ensign

        FOCUS on AFB

        Forward Day by Day

        • quarterly
        • digital text (emailed daily), large print, press braille (grade 2)
        • From Forward Movement Publications; inquire for price
        • Daily devotions.

        The Friend

        Future Reflections: The National Federation of the Blind Magazine for Parents and Teachers of Blind Children

        • quarterly
        • digital audio, digital text
        • From National Federation of the Blind and American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults, in partnership with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children; free with registration
        • Articles written by parents, educators, and blind adults about blindness and all aspects of rearing a blind child.

        Gleams

        • monthly (digital text), 3 issues/year (large print)
        • digital text, large print
        • From Glaucoma Research Foundation; free
        • Research reports on glaucoma.

        Good Vibrations

        • monthly
        • digital audio, press braille
        • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
        • News from the world of hi-fi, equipment reviews, vinyl section, and more, for hi-fi amateurs and enthusiasts.

        The Guide

        • 3 issues/year
        • digital audio, digital text, press braille
        • From The Seeing Eye, Inc.; free
        • Newsletter of the Seeing Eye Dog Guide Training School includes features on people who use the program.

        Guide Dog News

        • quarterly
        • digital text
        • From Guide Dogs for the Blind; free
        • Newsletter of Guide Dogs for the Blind reports on donors, volunteers, and events.

        Guideposts

        • monthly
        • ebraille, large print
        • From Guideposts Associates, Inc.; ebraille and digital text are free, inquire for large print price
        • Inspirational stories.

        Hadassah Magazine

        • monthly
        • digital audio, digital download
        • From JBI International, Inc.; free with registration
        • Covers cultural, political, social, religious and lifestyle trends from a Jewish point of view.

        Handiham World

        • weekly
        • digital download, digital text
        • From Courage Handiham System; free with registration
        • Letters, notices, workshops, and information for radio amateurs. Also available as a podcast from iTunes.

        Home Help

        • weekly
        • press braille
        • From Scottish Braille Press (UK); inquire for price
        • Women’s magazine that contains a serial story, a medical page, two feature articles, recipes, a monthly horoscope, and hints on shopping, beauty, and fashion.

        Horizons Happening Newsletter

        In Focus Newsletter

        • 2 issues/year
        • digital download, digital text
        • From Foundation Fighting Blindness; free
        • Activities of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, research news, and reports on products and services.

        International News for Praise and Prayer

        • quarterly
        • digital audio, digital text, press braille
        • From Torch Trust; free
        • Stories about people with sight loss from around the world.

        In the Spotlight

        iSite

        • 3 issues/year
        • digital text
        • From the Scottish Braille Press free
        • Activities of the Scottish Braille Press and the Royal Blind School.

        JBI Voice

        • monthly
        • digital audio, digital download
        • From JBI International, Inc.; free with registration
        • Compilation of articles from periodicals of Jewish interest.

        Jewish Braille Review

        • monthly
        • digital download, press braille
        • From JBI International Library; free with registration
        • Compilation of articles from periodicals of Jewish interest. Some articles taken from JBI Voice.

        Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research

        • biannually
        • digital text, ebraille
        • From the National Federation of the Blind; free
        • Multidisciplinary journal presenting primary research, scholarly reviews, and reports of innovative information and research related to blindness.

        Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

        • quarterly
        • digital text
        • From Liverpool University Press; inquire for price
        • Academic journal with articles on the portrayal of disability in literature.

        Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness (JVIB)

        • bimonthly
        • digital text, ebraille
        • From American Foundation for the Blind; inquire for price
        • Interdisciplinary journal for professional practitioners and researchers who work with people who are blind or visually impaired. Reports on legislative and technological developments. Also available on Kindle.

        Knitting Club

        • quarterly
        • press braille
        • From Scottish Braille Press; inquire for price
        • Knitting patterns for clothes for men, women, children, and babies, plus knitting tips. Free with a subscription to Madam and Home Help.

        Light

        • bimonthly
        • digital text, large print
        • From Christian Record Services; free
        • Christian perspective on topics such as personal relationships, disabilities, health, and other issues of current interest.

        LION Magazine

        • 11 issues/year
        • digital audio, digital download, digital text, large print
        • From Lions Club International; free
        • Activities and news of Lions, Lionesses, and Leos clubs around the world. Official publication of the Lions Club International. Also available through the LIONS International app from the App Store and Google Play.

        Living with Moshiach

        Lutheran Hour Sermon

        • biweekly/monthly
        • large print (biweekly), press braille (monthly)
        • From Lutheran Blind Workers; free
        • Daily devotions.

        Lutheran Witness

        • 11 issues/year
        • large print, press braille
        • From Lutheran Blind Workers; free with registration
        • Official news of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

        Madam Magazine

        • monthly
        • press braille
        • From Scottish Braille Press (UK); inquire for price
        • Women’s magazine with serialized fiction, poetry, consumer articles, recipes, beauty and fashion hints, and knitting patterns.

        The Magnifier

        • quarterly
        • digital download of most current newsletter, digital text
        • From Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc.; free with registration
        • News on clinical trials, research, aids, and resources.

        Missy

        • monthly
        • press braille
        • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
        • For girls ages twelve through fifteen. True-life stories, pop gossip, interviews, horoscopes, problems, and more.

        Money Matters

        The New Era

        New Mobility Magazine

        • monthly
        • digital text
        • From United Spinal Association; free with membership
        • Articles on health, advocacy, travel, employment, relationships, recreation, media, and products for active wheelchair users.

        New Products Guide

        • bimonthly
        • digital audio, digital text, large print, press braille
        • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
        • Catalog of new products and publications offered by RNIB includes practical solutions to daily tasks and ideas for ways to spend leisure time.

        Newsreel Magazine

        • monthly
        • digital audio, digital download
        • From Newsreel Magazine; inquire for price
        • News and articles by and for people with visual impairments; news items on current legislation, computer technology, and exchange of information on common experiences.

        The New York Times Large Print Weekly

        • weekly
        • large print
        • From the New York Times; inquire for price
        • Also available free in ebraille and press braille from NLS network libraries (see Part 1). Highlights from the New York Times.

        Opportunity Magazine

        • quarterly
        • digital text, large print
        • From National Industries for the Blind; free
        • Articles highlighting the capabilities of people who are blind and employed by National Industries for the Blind and its associated non-profit agencies.

        Our Daily Bread

        • daily (digital versions), quarterly (large print)
        • digital download, digital text, large print
        • From Our Daily Bread Ministries; free
        • Daily commentary on passages from the Old and New Testaments. Also available as a podcast from the iTunes Store.

        Our Special

        • bimonthly
        • ebraille, press braille
        • From National Braille Press; inquire for price
        • Articles edited especially for blind women. Recipes, crochet and knitting patterns, hobby ideas, child-care advice, consumer information, and travel tips.

        Partner’s Forum

        PawTracks

        • quarterly
        • digital audio, digital text
        • From Guide Dog Users, Inc.; free with membership
        • Organizational news and activities, news from guide-dog schools, and medical and legislative information.

        The Periodical Series

        • monthly
        • digital audio, digital download
        • From JBI International Library; free with registration
        • Edited compilation of the Jerusalem Report, Commentary, Tikkun, and Moment.

        Plus: The Power of Faith

        • bimonthly
        • large print
        • From Guideposts Associates, Inc.; inquire for price
        • True stories of answered prayer and advice on living a positive life.

        Portals of Prayer

        Progress

        • monthly
        • digital audio, press braille
        • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
        • General-interest magazine that includes crossword puzzles, short stories, pen-pal column, humor, current affairs, and a cooking supplement.

        Pure

        Reader’s Digest Large Print for Easier Reading

        Ready, Steady, Read

        • monthly
        • press braille (interline or single-sided)
        • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
        • For beginning braille readers. Information about celebrities and articles on gardening, humor, and wildlife.

        Reflections

        • monthly
        • digital audio
        • From Torch Trust; free
        • Compilation of the Reflections radio program. Also available as a podcast from the iTunes Store.

        Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal

        • quarterly
        • digital text
        • From Center on Disability Studies University of Hawaii at Manoa; inquire for price
        • Peer-reviewed academic journal that includes research and essays, topical forums, creative works, best practices, multimedia reviews, notes from the field, and dissertation abstracts.

        The Russian JBI Voice

        • quarterly
        • digital audio, digital download
        • From JBI International Library; free with registration
        • A Russian-language version of JBI Voice anthologizing a wide variety of articles.

        The Secret Place

        Seeing It Our Way

        • monthly
        • large print, press braille
        • From Horizons for the Blind; inquire for price
        • Articles, crafts, recipes, sports, and games.

        Shaping Up

        Shop Window

        Short Stories

        • monthly
        • digital text, press braille
        • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
        • Also available free in press braille from NLS network libraries (see Part 1). Short stories from contemporary writers.

        Spectrum

        • monthly
        • press braille
        • From Scottish Braille Press (UK); inquire for price
        • Articles on health, fitness, and diet.

        Syndicated Columnists Weekly

        • weekly
        • ebraille, press braille
        • From National Braille Press; inquire for price
        • Popular syndicated columnists on subjects such as economics, politics, sports, and social issues.

        Today’s Light

        The Torch

        • quarterly
        • digital audio, digital text, large print, press braille
        • From Torch Trust; free with registration
        • Religious articles.

        Torch News

        • quarterly
        • digital audio, digital download, digital text, large print, press braille
        • From Torch Trust; free with registration
        • Articles on sight loss and Torch Trust.

        Upbeat

        The Upper Room

        • daily, bimonthly
        • digital download, digital text (daily), large print (bimonthly)
        • From Upper Room International Ministries; inquire for price
        • Interdenominational and international Christian devotions; contains meditations, suggested scripture readings, prayers, and a thought for each day.

        Vantage Point

        • quarterly, monthly
        • digital download (quarterly), ebraille (monthly)
        • From Christian Record Services; free with registration
        • Interviews and inspirational articles on a wide range of subjects, including health and fitness, nature, travel, music and the arts, and stories of personal accomplishments.

        VetsFirst Newsletter

        • bi-monthly
        • digital text
        • United Spinal Association; free with registration
        • Newsletter explores benefits for veterans with disabilities.

        La Voz

        • quarterly
        • digital audio, digital download
        • From JBI International Library; free with registration
        • In Spanish. Quarterly anthology of a wide variety of articles; Spanish-language version of JBI Voice.

        We Would See Jesus

        Xavier Review

        • quarterly
        • digital download, press braille
        • From Xavier Society for the Blind; free with registration
        • News from the Xavier Society for the Blind. Updates to lending library of digital and braille titles.

        Appendix

        Contact information for sources other than NLS network libraries.

        Access Board
        1331 F St. NW, Ste. 1000
        Washington, DC 20004-1111
        (202) 272-0080
        800-872-2253 toll-free
        (202) 272-0082 TTY
        800-993-2822 toll-free TTY
        (202) 272-0081 fax
        [email protected]
        www.access-board.gov

        American Baptist Churches, U.S.A.
        Judson Press
        PO Box 851
        Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
        800-458-3766 toll-free
        [email protected]
        www.judsonpress.com External

        American Council of the Blind
        1703 N. Beauregard St., Ste. 420
        Alexandria, VA 22311
        (202) 467-5081
        800-424-8666 toll-free
        (703) 465-5085 fax
        [email protected]
        www.acb.org External

        American Foundation for the Blind
        AFB Press Customer Service
        1000 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 350
        Huntington, WV 25701
        (304) 710-3027
        [email protected]
        [email protected]
        www.afb.org/aw/accessworld.aspx External
        www.afb.org/info/publications/jvib/12 External

        The American Legion National Headquarters
        700 N. Pennsylvania St.
        PO Box 1055
        Indianapolis, IN 46206
        (317) 630-1200
        800-433-3318 toll-free
        (317) 630-1223 fax
        www.legion.org/magazine External

        American Macular Degeneration Foundation
        PO Box 515
        Northampton, MA 01061-0515
        (413) 268-7660
        888-622-8527 toll-free
        www.macular.org External

        American Printing House for the Blind
        1839 Frankfort Ave.
        PO Box 6085
        Louisville, KY 40206-0085
        800-223-1839 toll-free
        [email protected]
        www.aph.org/development/magazines External

        Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)
        1703 N. Beauregard St., Ste. #440
        Alexandria, VA 22311
        202-467-5081
        800-424-8666
        703-671-4500 fax
        https://aerbvi.orgExternal

        Blinded Veterans Association
        125 N. West St., 3rd Fl.
        Alexandria, VA 22314
        800-669-7079 toll-free
        (202) 371-8258 fax
        [email protected]
        https://www.bva.org/about-blinded-veterans-association/bulletin/ External

        Blindskills, Inc.
        PO Box 5181
        Salem, OR 97304-0181
        (503) 581-4224
        800-860-4224 toll-free
        [email protected]
        www.blindskills.com External

        Choice Magazine Listening
        85 Channel Dr.
        Port Washington, NY 11050
        (516) 883-8280
        888-724-6423 toll-free
        (516) 944-6849 fax
        www.choicemagazinelistening.org External

        Christadelphian Isolation League
        League Secretary: Richard M. Austin
        “Shalom” Romsey Road
        Nursling, Southampton S016 0XA
        England
        [email protected]
        www.isolationleague.org External

        Christian Record Services, Inc.
        PO Box 6097
        Lincoln, NE 68506-0097
        (402) 488-0981
        (402) 488-7582 fax
        [email protected]
        services.christianrecord.org/periodicals External

        Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
        800-537-5971 toll-free
        [email protected]
        www.lds.org/magazine External

        Courage Kenny Handiham Program
        3915 Golden Valley Rd., MR #78446
        Golden Valley, MN 55422
        (612) 775-2291
        866-426-3442 toll-free
        (612) 262-6718 fax
        [email protected]
        www.handiham.org External

        Disability Today Network
        PO Box 2660
        Niagara Falls, NY 14302
        (905) 957-6016
        800-725-7136 toll-free
        www.disabilitytodaynetwork.com External

        Disabled American Veterans
        PO Box 14301
        Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301
        877-426-2838 toll-free
        www.dav.org External

        The Economist
        The Economist Subscription Center
        PO Box 46978
        St. Louis, MO 63146-6978
        800-456-6086 toll-free

        Forward Movement
        412 Sycamore St.
        Cincinnati, OH 45202-4110
        (513) 721-6659
        800-543-1813 toll-free
        [email protected]
        www.forwardmovement.org External

        Foundation Fighting Blindness
        7168 Columbia Gateway Dr., Ste. 100
        Columbia, MD 21046
        (410) 423-0600
        800-683-5555 toll-free
        800-683-5551 toll-free TDD
        [email protected]
        www.blindness.org External

        Glaucoma Research Foundation
        251 Post St., Ste. 600
        San Francisco, CA 94108
        (415) 986-3162
        800-826-6693 toll-free
        [email protected]
        www.glaucoma.org External

        Guide Dogs for the Blind
        PO Box 151200
        San Rafael, California 94915-1200
        800-295-4050 toll-free
        www.guidedogs.com External

        Guide Dog Users, Inc.
        3603 Morgan Way
        Imperial, Missouri 63052
        866-799-8436 toll-free
        www.guidedogusersinc.org External

        Guideposts Associates, Inc.
        PO Box 5815
        Harlan, IA 51593-1315
        800-932-2145 toll-free
        [email protected]
        www.guideposts.org External

        Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults
        141 Middle Neck Rd.
        Sands Point, NY 11050
        (516) 944-8900 extension 253
        [email protected]
        www.hknc.org External

        Horizons for the Blind
        125 Erick St., A103
        Crystal Lake, IL 60014
        (815) 444-8800
        800-318-2000 toll-free
        (815) 444-8830 fax
        [email protected]
        www.horizons-blind.org External

        International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
        PO Box 638
        Sterling Heights, MI 48311
        (541) 972-3647
        888-544-2237 toll-free
        [email protected]
        [email protected]

        International Christian Braille Mission
        5210 MacCorkle Ave. S.W.
        South Charleston, WV 25309-1010
        (304) 768-8876
        www.icbminc.org External

        JBI International Library
        110 East 30th St.
        New York, NY 10016
        (212) 889-2525
        800-433-1531 toll-free
        (212) 689-3692 fax
        [email protected]
        www.jbilibrary.org External

        Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies
        Liverpool University Press
        4 Cambridge St.
        Liverpool L69 7ZU
        England
        011 44 151 794 2233
        [email protected]
        http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/ External

        Lions Club International
        300 West 22nd St.
        Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842
        (630) 571-5466
        www.lionsclubs.org External

        Living with Moshiach: Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign, Committee for The Blind
        c/o Enlightenment for the Blind, Inc.
        602 N. Orange Dr.
        Los Angeles, CA 90036
        [email protected]
        www.torah4blind.org External

        Lutheran Braille Workers
        13471 California St.
        PO Box 5000
        Yucaipa, CA 92399
        (909) 795-8977
        800-925-6092 toll-free
        (909) 795-8970 fax
        [email protected]
        www.lbwinc.org External

        Macular Degeneration Foundation
        PO Box 531313
        Henderson, Nevada 89053
        888-633-3937 toll-free
        [email protected]
        www.eyesight.org External

        Merrick/Washington Magazine for the Blind
        Durham Colored Library, Inc.
        PO Box 2736
        Durham, NC 27715-2736
        [email protected]
        https://www.durhamcl.org/merrick-washington-magazine External

        National Braille Press
        88 St. Stephen St.
        Boston, MA 02115-4312
        (617) 266-6160
        888-965-8965 toll-free
        800-548-7323 extension 520 toll-free (Bookstore)
        (617) 437-0456 fax
        [email protected]
        www.nbp.org External

        National Federation of the Blind
        200 East Wells St. at Jernigan Pl.
        Baltimore, MD 21230
        (410) 659-9314
        (410) 685-5653 fax
        [email protected]
        www.nfb.org External

        National Industries for the Blind
        Opportunity Magazine
        1310 Braddock Pl.
        Alexandria, VA 22314-1691
        (703) 310-0500
        www.nib.org External

        Newsreel Magazine
        5 E. Long St., Ste. 1001
        Columbus, OH 43215
        (614) 469-0700
        (888) 723-8737 toll-free
        [email protected] External
        www.newsreelmag.org External

        The New York Times Large Print Weekly
        800-631-2580 toll-free
        www.nytimes.com/subscriptions/hd/other/large-print.html External

        Our Daily Bread Ministries
        PO Box 2222
        Grand Rapids, MI 49501
        (616) 974-2210
        [email protected]
        www.odb.org External

        Reader’s Digest Large Print for Easier Reading
        888-217-3346 toll-free
        [email protected]

        Review of Disability Studies
        Center on Disability Studies
        University of Hawaii at Manoa
        1410 Lower Campus Rd., 171F
        Honolulu, HI 96822
        (808) 956-5688
        [email protected]
        www.rds.hawaii.edu External

        Royal Blind (Scottish Braille Press)
        50 Gillespie Crescent
        Edinburgh EH10 4JB
        Scotland
        011 44 131 229 1456
        011 44 131 229 4060 fax
        [email protected]
        www.royalblind.org External

        Royal National Institute of Blind People
        105 Judd St.
        London WC1H 9NE
        England
        011 44 303 123 9999
        [email protected]
        www.rnib.org.uk External

        The Seeing Eye
        PO Box 375
        Morristown, NJ 07963-0375
        (973) 539-4425
        [email protected]
        www.seeingeye.org External

        Society for Disability Studies (SDS)
        Disability Studies Quarterly
        Disability Studies
        University of Toledo
        2801 West Bancroft St., MS920
        Toledo, OH 43606
        http://dsq-sds.org External

        Torch Trust
        Torch House, Torch Way
        Northampton Rd.
        Market Harborough,
        Leics, LE16 9HL
        England
        011 44 185 843 8260
        [email protected]
        www.torchtrust.org External

        United Spinal Association
        New Mobility Magazine
        120-34 Queens Blvd. Ste. 320
        Kew Gardens, NY 11415
        (718) 803-3782
        (718) 803-0414 fax
        www.unitedspinal.org External

        The Upper Room Ministries
        1908 Grand Ave.
        PO Box 340004
        Nashville, TN 37203-0004
        (615) 340-7200
        800-972-0433 toll-free
        www.upperroom.org External

        Xavier Society for the Blind
        248 West 35th St., Ste. 1502
        New York, NY 10001-2505
        (212) 473-7800
        800-637-9193 toll-free
        (212) 473-7801 fax
        [email protected]
        www.xaviersocietyfortheblind.org External

        York University Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Association
        Critical Disability Discourses
        York University
        Room 010, HNES
        4700 Keele St.
        Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
        Canada
        [email protected]
        http://cdd.journals.yorku.ca External

        Updated February 2021

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