Magazines

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 braille (hard-copy). 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 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. Three-letter codes are provided for ordering magazines available on digital cartridge or in 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.

American Indian (AMI)

  • quarterly
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • Featuring Native American art and culture, this engages its readers with diverse articles about the histories of American Indian nations and the contemporary challenges facing Native peoples across the Western Hemisphere.

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.

Baseball Digest (BAS)

  • bimonthly
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • Keeps subscribers up-to-date with current action while infusing the rich history of the game in each issue.

Best Friends (BFF)

  • 6 issues/year (first issue late Spring 2024)
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • The official publication of Best Friends Animal Society, a national nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets, containing stories and tales of rescue.

Better Homes and Gardens (BHG)

  • monthly
  • ebraille (BARD), braille
  • A resource for home ideas, food and recipes for everyday and special occasions, and garden know-how.

Bon Appétit (EAT)

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

Bookmarks (BKM)

  • bimonthly
  • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
  • Summaries of hundreds of opinions from every major newspaper and magazine for a comprehensive look at 50 new fiction, nonfiction, and children's books, all designed to give the reader the information needed to make the best reading choices.

Braille Book Review (BBR)

  • bimonthly
  • digital text, ebraille (BARD), 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 a list of books listed in Talking Book Topics and a braille order form.

Braille Chess Magazine (BCM)

  • quarterly
  • 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
  • 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.

    Choice Magazine Listening (CHO)

    • quarterly
    • digital download (BARD)
    • From Choice Magazine Listening (see Part 2); free, must be registered with NLS
    • Anthology 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
    • 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.

    Consumer Reports: On Health (CRH)

    • monthly
    • Expert reviews and ratings for health, fitness, and food products from Consumer Reports, and the latest on drugs, hospital safety, and more.

    Cook’s Illustrated (CIM)

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

    Cooking Light (CKG)

    • quarterly
    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
    • Quick and healthy recipes, nutrition tips, entertaining menus, and fitness guides to help all make smart choices for a healthy lifestyle.

    Cricket: The Realm of Imagination (CRI)

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

      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.

          FIYAH Literary Magazine (FIY)

          • quarterly
          • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
          • Speculative fiction magazine that features stories by and about Black people of the African Diaspora.

          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.

          Good Housekeeping (GHK)

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

          Golf Digest (GLF)

          • monthly
          • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
          • Authority on how to play, what to play, and where to play golf.

          Guideposts (GUI)

          • monthly
          • ebraille (BARD), braille
          • Inspirational stories from Guideposts Associate, Inc. Also available in large print (see Part 2).

          Guideposts (GUI4)

          • bimonthly
          • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
          • A magazine that will move and inspire with personal, heartwarming stories and faith-affirming articles that show anything is possible with hope, faith and prayer.

          Harper’s Bazaar (BAZ)

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

          Harper’s Magazine (HRP)

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

          Harvard Men's Health Watch (HMH)

          • monthly
          • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
          • Timely information in the new age of men’s health and medicine.

          Harvard Women's Health Watch (HWH)

          • monthly
          • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
          • Timely information in the new age of women’s health and medicine.

          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), 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.

          International Living Magazine (ILM)

          • monthly
          • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
          • Provides a scope and depth of information about global travel, living, retiring, investing, and real estate.

            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 Personal Finance (KPF)

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

              Kiplinger 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.

              Make (MAK)

              • quarterly
              • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
              • Part of the maker movement, publishes projects, skill-building tutorials, in-depth reviews and inspirational stories, accessible by all ages and skill ranges.

              Magnolia Journal (MAG)

              • 4 issues/year
              • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
              • The quarterly magazine by Chip and Joanna Gaines with inspiration for life and home, containing stories, recipes, tips, and useful information.

              Missouri Conservationist (MOC)

              Mother Jones (JON)

              • 6 issues/year
              • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
              • A nonprofit American progressive magazine focusing on news, commentary, and investigative journalism on topics including politics, environment, human rights, health and culture.

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

              • 9 issues/year
              • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD), ebraille (BARD), 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), 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), 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), 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, braille
              • NLS newsletter.

              Oklahoma Today (OKT)

                Overseas Outlook

                • biannual (January-June and July-December)
                • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
                • Produced by NLS, Overseas Outlook is a newsletter for patrons living outside the United States. Its contents also may be useful for all NLS patrons.

                PC World (PCW)

                • monthly
                • ebraille (BARD), 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), braille
                  • Contemporary poetry selected from a wide range of contributors and styles.

                  Popular Mechanics (PPM)

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

                  Popular Music Lead Sheets (XML)

                  • quarterly
                  • NLS website, braille
                  • Melodies, lyrics, and chords to popular songs, from golden oldies to recent hits.

                    Psychology Today (PST)

                    • bi-monthly
                    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
                    • General-interest psychology magazine representing a variety of approaches.

                    Prevention Magazine (PRE)

                    • monthly
                    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
                    • A live-better handbook and guide to feeling your best, head to toe, inside and out through trustworthy expert advice, fresh ideas, and health secrets.

                    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), ebraille (BARD), braille
                    • 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), 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), braille
                    • Excerpts of reports on current programs in science, medicine, and technology.

                    Scientific American (SCA)

                    • monthly
                    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
                    • Covers the most important and exciting research, ideas and knowledge in science, health, technology, the environment and society.

                    Scout Life (SCO)

                    • monthly
                    • ebraille (BARD), 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.

                    Selecciones del Reader’s Digest (SRD)

                    • monthly
                    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
                    • Description: Spanish-language version of Reader’s Digest.

                    Short Stories (SSR)

                    • monthly
                    • 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), 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), 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), braille
                    • Stories, poems, illustrations, and book reviews created by children ages eight through thirteen. Features an activities section with suggested related projects.

                    The Sun Magazine (SUN)

                    • monthly
                    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
                    • Radically intimate and socially conscious writing being published today, celebrating life and its complexity, with personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs.

                    Talking Book Topics (TBT)

                    • bimonthly
                    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD), digital text
                    • 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. A list 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.

                    Wax Poetics (WAX)

                    • Semiannually
                    • digital audio (cartridge), digital download (BARD)
                    • Created by a group of writers and record diggers to tell the stories behind beatdigging culture and to help contextualize what people were listening to, by looking back at where the music came from and the stories behind it.

                    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.

                            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!

                              Braille Chess Magazine (BCM)

                              The Braille Forum

                              • monthly
                              • digital audio, digital download, digital text, ebraille, large print, 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, 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
                              • braille
                              • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
                              • Also available free in 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
                              • 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, 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, 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, braille
                              • From Torch Trust; price on request
                              • Selection of religious articles.

                              Compute IT

                              Connect!

                              Conundrum

                              • monthly
                              • braille (contracted and uncontracted)
                              • From Royal National Institute of Blind People (UK); inquire for price
                              • Also available free in 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, 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

                              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, 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, 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
                              • digital text, large print
                              • From Guideposts Associates, Inc.; digital text is free, inquire for large print price. Also available in braille from NLS (see Part 1).
                              • 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.

                                Home Help

                                • weekly
                                • 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, 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, 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
                                • 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), braille (monthly)
                                • From Lutheran Blind Workers; free
                                • Daily devotions.

                                Lutheran Witness

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

                                Madam Magazine

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

                                Shaping Up

                                Shop Window

                                Short Stories

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

                                Spectrum

                                Syndicated Columnists Weekly

                                • weekly
                                • ebraille, 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, braille
                                • From Torch Trust; free with registration
                                • Religious articles.

                                Torch News

                                • quarterly
                                • digital audio, digital download, digital text, large print, 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, 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

                                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]
                                The Bulletin – Blinded Veterans Association (bva.org) 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

                                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

                                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 June 2024

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