National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
388 6th Ave SE, Minnesota Braille Library, Faribault, MN, 55021-6340
Distance: 1035 Miles
Operates a free program that loans materials to those with visual impairment
Materials include recorded and braille books and magazines, music scores in braille and large print, and specially designed playback equipment.
Services are available to residents of the United States who are unable to read or use standard print materials because of visual or physical impairment. Service is also extended to eligible American citizens living abroad.
A network of libraries is used to provide the free library service to persons who are unable to use standard printed material because of visual or physical disabilities.
Residents of Minnesota can also access free materials for the visually impaired through the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library online or at (800) 722-0550.
- Blind or visually impaired
- Older adults
- Physical disabilities
Eligibility details available online.
People who have impairments that prevent them from reading may access both the National and State level services if they meet eligibility guidelines.
To access national service:
Call (800) 424-8567 or request an application online
To access State service:
Qualified residents of Minnesota can also access free materials for through the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library online or at: (800) 722-0550
This is a free service.
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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TJ-4400.6000National Libraries Definition
Libraries that are units of or affiliated with the federal government and which serve as copyright depositories for materials published in the country, compile and maintain a national bibliography, collect international materials for scholarly use, produce and distribute bibliographic tools such as subject headings listings, develop and maintain standards for bibliographic practices, coordinate a network of libraries nationwide and/or provide reference and other library services for federal employees.
TJ-4400.6500Public Libraries Definition
Libraries supported by public and/or private funds which provide general library services without charge to all residents of a given community, district or region.
TJ-4500.4500-750Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic Definition
Libraries or other organizations that maintain collections of books, magazines and other reading material on cassettes, CDs or in digital file formats and make them available on a loan basis to residents of the community who are blind or have visual impairments, dyslexia or other related disabilities. Also included are organizations that distribute cassettes, CDs, or digital files of this type that people can keep.
TJ-4500.8300-100Braille Materials/Collections Definition
Libraries or other organizations that maintain collections of books, magazines and other reading materials in Braille, a system that uses raised dots to represent numerals and letters of the alphabet which can be identified by the fingers, that are made available on a loan basis to community residents who are blind or who have visual impairments. Also included are organizations that distribute copies of books, magazines and other reading material in Braille format that people can keep.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-4500.7000Reading Disorder Definition
A learning disability that is characterized by difficulty translating written images into meaningful language. There are two types of learning disabilities in reading. Basic reading problems occur when there is difficulty understanding the relationship between sounds, letters and words. Reading comprehension problems occur when there is an inability to grasp the meaning of words, phrases and paragraphs. Signs of reading difficulty include problems with letter and word recognition, understanding words and ideas, reading speed and fluency, and general vocabulary skills.
YF-6500Physical Disabilities Definition
Any of a variety of conditions that may be due to muscular, skeletal or neuromuscular disorders, paralysis or absence of one or more limbs, which impose physical limitations on the individual.
YF-9000Visual Impairments Definition
Eye, optic nerve or brain malfunctions which prevent affected individuals from seeing normally. Eye disorders that can lead to visual impairments include retinal degeneration, albinism, cataracts, glaucoma, muscular problems that result in visual disturbances, corneal disorders, diabetic retinopathy, congenital disorders and infection.