ERIC Number: ED403923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Regional and Subregional Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
In cooperation with a network of regional and subregional libraries, the Library of Congress provides a free library service to persons who are unable to read or use standard printed materials because of a visual or physical impairment. Books and magazines in recorded form (talking books) or in braille are delivered to eligible readers by postage-free mail and are returned in the same manner. Specially designed record players and cassette players are also loaned free to persons borrowing talking books. The regional library or libraries listed under each state in this directory provide a full range of library services to handicapped readers. States are listed alphabetically. Listings include name of library and address; contact person; phone and fax numbers; telecommunication-device-for-the-deaf and In-WATS numbers where available; and, in some listings, electronic mail address and web site. In many states, readers receive talking books through subregional libraries. In addition, these libraries offer their handicapped readers reference and readers' advisory services. Eligible United States citizens residing in foreign countries are served directly by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. (AEF)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recorders, Audiotape Recordings, Blindness, Braille, Information Dissemination, Library Services, Nonprint Media, Periodicals, Physical Disabilities, Regional Libraries, Special Libraries, Talking Books
Electronic version: gopher://marvel.loc.gov:70/00.ftppub/nls/reference/directories/addresses
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.