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Bibliographies home page introduction and links to:

Accessibility: A Selective Bibliography (2008)

Assistive Technology: A Selective Bibliography (2000 in HTML)

Assistive Technology: A Selective Bibliography (2000 in plain text)

Library and Information Services for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals (2006)

Physical Handicaps: A Selective Bibliography (2009 in HTML)

Physical Handicaps: A Selective Bibliography (2009 in plain text)

Physical Handicaps: A Selective Bibliography (2009) [PDF: 1.23MB / 16p.]

Circulars home page introduction and links to:

Assistive Technology Products for Information Access (2006)

Bibles and Other Sacred Writings in Special Media (1999 in HTML)

Bibles and Other Sacred Writings in Special Media (1999 in contracted braille)

Blindness and Visual Impairments: Information and Advocacy Organizations (2007)

Braille Embossers (2000)

Braille Literacy: Resources for Instruction, Writing Equipment, and Supplies (2004 in HTML)

Braille Literacy: Resources for Instruction, Writing Equipment, and Supplies (2004 in contracted braille)

Building a Library Collection on Blindness and Physical Disabilities: Basic Materials and Resources (2009 in HTML)

Building a Library Collection on Blindness and Physical Disabilities: Basic Materials and Resources (2009 in plain text)

Deaf-Blindness: National Organizations and Resources (2004 in HTML)

Deaf-Blindness: National Organizations and Resources (2004 in contracted braille)

Employment of People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide (2005)

Guide to Spoken Word Recordings: Popular Literature (2004)

Information for Travelers with Physical or Visual Disabilities (2002)

Learning Disabilities: Organizations and Resources (2013)

The Magazine Program of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (2012)

Magnifying Devices, A Resource Guide (2002)

Parents' Guide to the Development of Preschool Children with Disabilities: Resources and Services (2004 in HTML)

Parents' Guide to the Development of Preschool Children with Disabilities: Resources and Services (2004 in plain text)

Physical Disabilities: Information and Advocacy Organizations (2003 in HTML)

Physical Disabilities: Information and Advocacy Organizations (2003 in plain text)

Reading Materials in Large Print (2005)

Sources of Audiovisual Materials on Disabilities (1995)

Sources of Braille Reading Materials (2007 in HTML)

Sports, Outdoor Recreation, and Games for Visually and Physically Impaired Individuals (1991 in plain text)

Directories home page introduction and links to:

Address List: Regional & Subregional Libraries

Library Resources for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (2009)

Magazines in Special Media (2005)

Sources of Custom-Produced Books: Braille, Audio Recordings, and Large Print (2001 in HTML)

Sources of Custom-Produced Books: Braille, Audio Recordings, and Large Print (2001 in contracted braille, volume one)

Sources of Custom-Produced Books: Braille, Audio Recordings, and Large Print (2001 in contracted braille, volume two)

Sources of Custom-Produced Books: Braille, Audio Recordings, and Large Print (2001 in contracted braille, volume three)

Factsheets home page introduction and links to:

2013 Calendars

About Braille

Books for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals (Annual Factsheet in HTML)

Libros para individuos con ceguera e impedimentos físicos (2009)

Copyright Law Amendment (1996)

Digital Audiobook Players (2009 in HTML)

Digital Audiobook Players (2009) [PDF: 217KB / 16p.]

Free Matter for the Blind and Other Physically Handicapped Persons Mailing

Library Service to Institutions (1995)

Music Services for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals (2010 in HTML)

NLS Automation Activities (2003)

Network of the National Library Service for the Blind (1996)

Playback Machines Provided on Free Loan to Eligible Individuals and Institutions (2009)

Reproductores de audio y accesorios disponibles mediante préstamo gratuito para individuos e instituciones calificadas (2010)

Selected Sources for Electronic Texts (2005 in HTML)

Selected Sources of Electronic Texts (2005 in contracted braille)

Selected Veterans Organizations (2003)

Sources for Playback Machines Compatible with NLS Books (2005)

Talking Books and Reading Disabilities (1997)

Web-Braille (2010)

Other Writings introduction and links to:

Art and Science of Audio Book Production by Bill West
Text of September 1995 NLS publication

Building Bridges: Library Advocacy and Reaching Out by Margaret Andrews
Keynote address at Western Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals, May 1997

Foreign Language Materials by James R. Herndon
This page describes non-English audio and braille materials produced and offered by NLS, by NLS cooperating libraries, and by other organizations, foreign and domestic. Instructions on how to search the NLS Voyager catalog and the internet to locate audio and braille foreign language materials are provided, as well as links to sixty-four language-specific referral documents. 2006

Guidelines for Accessing Alternative Format Educational Materials External link symbol by Barbara Nail-Chiwetalu
A Web article posted by the U.S. Department of Education, March 1, 2000

NLS Collection Building Policy (revised 12/31/2009)

Our Digital World by Frank Kurt Cylke
An address to conventions in 2000 of the American Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind

Reflections of a Lifetime Reader by Robert V. Hine
Text of 1994 address to the national conference in Denver

Reflections of a Lifetime Reader by Dr. Marc Maurer
Text of 2008 address to the national conference in San Antonio

Say How?, a pronunciation guide to names of public figures.

Talking Rooms: Walking Through History at the National Library Service.

The ABC Book, a pronunciation guide to commercial names.

Transformations . . . or the complex story of going digital by Elsebeth Tank
An address to the 2002 national conference of librarians serving blind and physically handicapped readers

We Are Nearly There, A Digital Odyssey by Frank Kurt Cylke
An address to 2001 conventions of the American Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind

You Say It How?, an audio-enhanced version of Say How?  External link symbol

Reports introduction and links to:

Comparison of Costs for the Distribution of New Digital Talking Book Machines (DTBMs)

Development of Life Cycle Cost Model for DTBs

Digital Talking Book Distribution Analysis

Technical Writings

Technical Circulars

Report on DTB Distribution Options

"Digital Talking Books: Developing a User Interface" by John Cookson and Lloyd Rasmussen, presented at Technology and Persons with Disabilities sponsored by the Center on Disabilities, California State University, Northridge; March 2001.
http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2001/proceedings/0030cookson.htm   External link symbol

"National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: Digital Plans and Progress" by John Cookson and Lloyd Rasmussen. http://www.tsbvi.edu/national-agenda/2224-national-library-service-for-the-blind-and-physically-handicapped-digital-plans-and-progress   External link symbol

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