ERIC Number: ED456844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Sources of Custom-Produced Books: Braille, Audio Recordings, and Large Print.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
This directory lists the names of volunteer groups, individual transcribers, and nonprofit and commercial organizations that transcribe and record books and other reading materials for persons who are blind and physically handicapped. It was compiled from information supplied by organizations and groups who perform these services. The listing is alphabetical by state. Each entry is assigned an index number and specifies such services as Braille transcription, computer-assisted transcription, print enlargements, tape recording, duplication, and binding. Entries also give such Braille code specialties as music, mathematics, and specific languages. The directory contains information in separate sections on state special education contacts and proofreaders certified by the Library of Congress. Wherever Braille groups are listed, it is understood that there is at least one transcriber or proofreader certified by the Library of Congress working with the group/organization. The introduction includes a list of other related documents on the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Web site or available upon request, as well as additional resources for materials available in different formats. Examples of how to use the directory are given for several types of individuals. (AEF)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Books, Braille, Individual Needs, Information Sources, Large Type Materials, Reading Materials, Talking Books, Visual Impairments, Volunteers
Reference Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542. Web site: http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories.html.
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.