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Cartridges and Cables

NLS patrons who have registered for the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service may download digital talking books. These books can be transferred to any USB cartridge and played in the NLS Digital Talking-Book Machine (DTBM) using the side port, or, if patrons wish, they can purchase NLS-style cartridges and extension cables from third-party sources. The third-party sources listed on this page are not part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) program. Their listing does not imply endorsement by NLS.

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH)
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206-0085 External
(502) 895-2405
800-223-1839 (Toll-free customer service in the U.S. and Canada)
[email protected]

National Federation of the Blind
Independence Market
200 East Wells St. at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230 External
(410) 659-9314, ext. 2216
(410) 685-2340 fax
[email protected]

Perkins Products
175 North Beacon St.
Watertown, MA 02472 External
Talking Book Accessories section
(617) 972-7308
(617) 926-2027 fax
[email protected]