Resources for Blind/Dyslexic
Talking Books and Talking Book Players
made available by government and nonprofit organizations, provide Braille and recorded editions of fiction and nonfiction books and magazines, as well as recorded editions of textbook and technical materials. Materials and equipment are mailed postage-free to users' homes.
Naperville cardholders are served by the Voices of Vision Talking Book Center.
Web-Braille is a web-based service that provides access to thousands of Braille books, magazines, and music scores produced by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress. The service also includes a growing collection of titles transcribed locally for cooperating network libraries. The Web-Braille site is password-protected, and all files are in an electronic form of contracted braille that requires the use of special equipment for access.
Contact the Voices of Vision Talking Book Center for Web-Braille service.
Offers digitized reading by phone of many local and national newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, New York Times, and USA Today. Recent additions include five Spanish language newspapers and many popular magazine titles. For further information and registration, contact the National Federation for the Blind at 1.866.504.7300.
LEAP Bookshare membership
Naperville Public Library, in partnership with Bookshare and OverDrive is pleased to introduce you to LEAP - the Library eBook Accessibility Program.
Under the partnership between Bookshare and OverDrive, LEAP will provide qualifying U.S. public library patrons serviced by OverDrive with a full year of free membership.
- 20 downloads per month for 12 months
- Choose from over 60,000 books, including bestsellers, magazines and newspapers.
- DAISY and Braille formats that can be read with computers, assistive reading devices, Braille printers, and even MP3 players!
- FREE Victor Reader Soft and Read:OutLoud reading software that you can install onto your home computer.
To sign into your account and learn more about LEAP, click here.
(If you are a qualifying U.S. student, you are entitled to access the Bookshare catalog for free through the support of the U.S. Department of Education and OSEP. To learn more and apply for free membership, click here.)