Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Services

  • Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library applications, certification, equipment distribution and exchange. Find out more on the BTBL web site.
  • Books-By-Mail, which is a free library service for the visually impaired who are physically unable to come to the library. Find out more on the Readrunners page.

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Materials

  • Talking books/books on tape at all locations.
  • Large type books and magazines at all locations.
  • Descriptive videos (voice enhancements or voice/vocal descriptions of nonverbal action and settings). To search the catalog, use a subject search for video recordings for people with visual disabilities to see a list.
  • eBooks for the print disabled are available through the Library eBook Accessibility Program (LEAP) now on OverDrive. Look for "Accessible Books - Click here." LEAP allows people with disabilities to download up to 20 accessible eBooks a month for one year for free from Bookshare. After one year, patrons must decide if they want to continue to use the Bookshare service for a fee. Bookshare has over 70,000 titles available in DAISY and BRF formats.

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Equipment

Read more about the assistive technology and other equipment we offer.

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The library endeavors to make all of its services, programs, facilities, and employment opportunities available to, accessible for, and usable by qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Arizonans with Disabilities Act, and applicable regulations under these acts. If you require ADA accommodation, please contact the library/branch manager prior to the program.

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