If you love reading books, but are no longer able to read standard print, you may be afraid that books are out of reach.  Fortunately, there are a few options available that will enable you to read your books once again.  While there are many promising alternatives available, the ideal choice is to use an audio book reader for the blind and visually impaired.

The audio book reader for the visually impaired is a free device for blind, visually impaired and print disabled patrons who register for service with a cooperating local library of the National Library Service (NLS).  Southern California residents may contact Braille Institute Library Services for their free library service.  Every state – provides free library services for their residents as well.

NLS libraries have a standard version of the audio book reader that will allow you to start reading your books right away.  There is also an advanced model with additional features including the ability to add bookmarks.  The free audio book reader is easy to use!  The buttons on the device have distinct shapes and colors to make it easy to tell them apart.  Each machine also has a built-in User Guide, so the instructions are always readily available if you need them.

Free library service is very convenient for blind and print disabled readers because there are several ways to contact your cooperating library and access thousands of book titles.  Furthermore, you can make full use of your library service from the comfort of your own home!  You may call your library and speak to a reader advisor to help you make selections.

You may also send book orders to your library by email, fax, or mail.  Computer savvy readers can order books via your library’s online catalog, or you can even download books to your computer or smart device.

For more information, please call us at 1-800-808-2555.