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Bibles and Other Sacred Writings in Special Media

2014

Introduction

This reference publication includes Bibles and sacred texts of many world religions in a variety of languages and translations. Commentaries, concordances, liturgies, prayer books, hymnals, and magazines are also listed.

These materials are available in audio, braille, digital text, and large print. Prices are not given as they are subject to frequent change. Additional information about the items listed is available from the listed suppliers.

The first section lists materials available through the braille and talking-book program of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress. This free service is available through a network of libraries to eligible residents of the United States, or American citizens living abroad, who cannot see regular print or handle print materials. For more information about NLS, call 1-888-NLS-READ (1-888-675-7323) or visit www.loc.gov/nls.

The second section lists sources that provide religious materials in special formats to individuals with a visual disability free, on loan, or for purchase. These listings do not aim to be comprehensive, and you should contact the organizations directly to obtain full information. The final sections provide various indexes for the organizations and material listed in this publication.

Contents

Scope Notes

Buddhism

Bardo Thodol
Also known as the Tibetan Book of the Dead; a Tibetan Buddhist scriptural work.
The Dhammapada
The collected sayings of the Buddha.
Diamond Sutra
Buddhist text.

Christianity

The Book of Mormon
A sacred text of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Douay-Rheims
A translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible into English for the Catholic Church, 1582.
Goodspeed
First complete English-language translation from original sources of the Apocrypha by Edgar J. Goodspeed, 1923.
Jerusalem
First Catholic Bible translated from Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic into English by British scholars, 1966.
King James
King James or Authorized Version of the Bible, completed in 1611 by British scholars.
New American
Biblical translation by American scholars into modern English, sponsored by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (Roman Catholic). Earlier version called Confraternity.
New International
A Protestant Bible sponsored by the New York Bible Society.
New Jerusalem
A Roman Catholic Bible that follows the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.
New King James
A 1962 updated edition of the 1611 version of the Bible. Uses modern terminology.
New Living Translation
A modern English translation of the Bible.
New Revised Standard
A 1989 updated edition of the Revised Standard Bible. Uses modern terminology.
Revised Standard
Protestant version of the Bible by American scholars, sponsored by the National Council of Churches of Christ.

Hinduism

Bhagavad-Gita
Sacred and popular religious scripture of Hinduism.
Kama Sutra
Ancient Indian text on human sexuality, written in 2nd century CE.
Ramayana
A Hindu epic that explores the concept of dharma and personal relationships.
Rig Veda
Collection of hymns that contains the mythology of the Hindu gods and is the foundation of Hindu religion.
Upanishads
Collection of writings from oral traditions that form the core of Hindu philosophy.

Islam

Koran or Quran
Sacred book of Islam, which consists of 114 surahs, or chapters.

Judaism

Pentateuch
The books of Hebrew law (Torah); the five books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Talmud
Rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs, and history. Consists of the Mishnah and Gemara.

Materials in the NLS Collection

Note: Digital audiobooks require a special playback machine. Some books may be available for download through the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service.

Key to NLS Book Number Acronyms

BR/BRA Braille, contracted unless otherwise noted
BRF Foreign-language braille
BRM Braille music material
DB Digital talking book
DBF Foreign-language digital talking book
LPM Large-print music
RC Audiocassette
RCF Foreign-language audiocassette

Scriptures, Other Sacred Writings, and Commentaries in English

Buddhism

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life. Edited by Nicholas Vreeland. DB 53311.

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life. Translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins. DB 53769.

The Dhammapada: Sayings of Buddha. Translated by Thomas Cleary. RC 44491.

The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui Neng. Translated by A.F. Price and Wong Mou-lam. DB 57343 (in process).

Hang, Thich Nhat. The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual on Meditation. Translated by Mobi Ho. DB 44957.

Karma-gliṅ-pa. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo by Guru Rinpoche, according to Karma Lingpa. Translated with commentary by Francesca Fremantle and Chögyam Trungpa. DB 16666.

Keown, Damien. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction. DB 59971.

The Teachings of the Compassionate Buddha. Edited by E.A. Burtt. BR 07899/DB 58027.

Christianity

Bibles—Protestant

Goodspeed
The Apocrypha: An American Translation. DB 12511.

King James
The Bible. Edited by Robert Carroll and Stephen Prickett. BR 14828.

The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testament. Narrated by Alexander Scourby. DB 68777.

New International
The Holy Bible. RC 17348–17349.

Revised Standard
The Holy Bible with the Apocrypha. BR 14943.

The Reader’s Digest Bible: Condensed from the Revised Standard Version. RC 17740–17741.

Bibles—Roman Catholic

Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Bible. Edited by Alexander Jones. DB 57847.

New American
The New American Bible. RC 10981.

Christian Scriptures for Children

The Bible for Children from Good Books. Retold by Murray Watts, for grades 2–4. BR 14733.

Bible Stories for the Young. Eight Selections from the Old Testament. For grades K–3. DB 48826.

The Bible Storybook: Ten Tales from the Old and New Testaments. Retold by Georgie Adams, for grades K–3. DB 42534.

My First Bible. Edited by Pat Alexander, for grades K–3. DB 56206.

The Random House Book of Bible Stories. Retold by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, for grades 3–6. DB 70709.

Stories from the Bible.. For grades K–3. DB 55263.

Commentaries

Carson, D.A. The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story. DB 76850.

The Gospel of Judas from Codex Tchacos. Edited by R. Kasser, M. Meyer, and G. Wurst. BR 16708 / DB 62687.

The Literary Guide to the Bible. Edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode. BR 07363.

Morgan, G. Campbell. Great Chapters of the Bible. DB 06621.

The New Covenant, Commonly Called the New Testament. The Four Gospels and Apocalypse. Translated from Greek by Willis Barnstone. DB 55320 (in process).

The Women’s Bible Commentary. Edited by Carol A. Newsom and Sharon H. Ringe. DB 41377.

Webb, Stephen H. Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn from the Latter-Day Saints. DB 78483.

Hinduism

The Bhagavad-Gita. Translated by Juan Mascaró.  BR 15909/DB 16482.

The Bhagavad-Gita as a Living Experience. Edited by W. Huchzermeyer and J. Zimmerman. DB 55321.

The Complete Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation. Translated by Alain Danielo. BR 17262/DB 57344.

Menon, Ramesh. The Ramayana. DB 57852.

The Rig Veda: An Anthology; 108 hymns. Selected and translated by Wendy O’Flaherty. DB 57924.

Teachings of the Hindu Mystics. Edited by Andrew Harvey. DB 59985.

The Upanishads. Translated by Eknath Easwaran. DB 59044.

Islam

Drummond, Richard Henry. Islam for the Western Mind: Understanding Muhammad and the Koran. BR 16582.

The Essential Koran: The Heart of Islam; an Introductory Selection of Readings. Translated by Thomas Cleary. DB 55316.

Hassaballa, Hesham A. and Kabir Helminski. The Beliefnet Guide to Islam. DB 62223.

Hixon, Lex. Heart of the Koran. DB 31235.

Holy Quran. Translated by Abdullah Yousuf Ali. BRA 17310.

The Koran. 2nd rev. ed. Translated by N.J. Dawood. DB 07789.

Pickthall, Marmaduke. The Meaning of the Glorious Koran: An Explanatory Translation. BR 14075/DB 44913.

Sells, Michael. Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations. DB 55322.

Judaism

The Book of J. Translated from Hebrew by David Rosenberg. DB 32195.

Pentateuch: The Five Books of Moses—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Translated with introductions, commentary, and notes by Everett Fox. BR 10508/DB 42213.

Robinson, George. Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals. DB 51380.

Shoys, Hayim. The Jewish Festivals: A Guide to Their History and Observance. DB 76118.

Sigal, Phillip. Judaism: The Evolution of a Faith. DB 29914.

Solomon, Norman. Judaism: A Very Short Introduction. DB 59749.

Steinberg, Milton. Basic Judaism. DB 46673.

Talmud la-kol: The Essential Talmud. Edited by Adin Steinsaltz and translated from Hebrew by Chaya Galai. BR 17167/DB 64273.

Hymnals from the Music Section

To order any of the music materials below, please contact the NLS Music Section at 800-424-8567, ext. 2, or nlsm@loc.gov.

Baptist

The Baptist Hymnal, 1991. Words only. BRM 32625

Hymns We Sing, 1960. Words and music. BRM 35194

Episcopalian

The Hymnal 1982: According to the Use of the Episcopal Church, 1985. Words only. BRM 29192.

A Selection of One Hundred Hymns from the Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Words only. BRM 07472

Lutheran

Lutheran Hymnal, 1941. Words only. BRM 25796.

Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America, 1958. Words and music. BRM 24219.

With One Voice: A Lutheran Resource for Worship, 1988. Words only. BRM 34191.

Methodist

The Book of Hymns: Official Hymnal of the United Methodist Church, 1966. Words and music. BRM 23958.

Non-Denominational

Evangel Hymnbook: Two Hundred Favorite Hymns and Gospel Songs, 1986. Words only. BRM 31043/LPM 00567.

Favorite Hymns for Senior Adults: Ninety-six Well-Loved Texts, 2008. DBM 31695

Fellowship Hymnal: With Worship Material and Services. Edited by J. Obert Kempson and James R. Syndor. Words only. LPM 00161.

Hymns in Large Print. LPM 00750–00751.

Presbyterian

Presbyterian Hymnal, 1990. Words only. BRM 34629

Presbyterian Hymnbook, 1955. Words and music. BRM 29687.

Trinity Hymnal, 1990. Words only. BRM 35200.

Religious Writings in Foreign Languages

Arabic

Christianity

The New Testament. RCF 01024.

Al Ahad Aj Jadiid [The New Testament in Sudanese Arabic]. RCF 01025

Islam

Qurā̓n Majīd [The Koran]. BRF 00002.

Qur’an Karim [The Holy Koran]. RCF 01037.

Hisham, Ibn. al-Sirah al-Nabawiyyah [The Prophet’s Biography]. DBF 00312.

Assorted short surahs. RCF 02660–RCF 02669.

Chinese

Christianity

The New Testament. Mandarin Chinese. RCF 01026.

Packer, J.I. Chi Yao Chu I Yü Shen Ti Tao [Fundamentalism and the Word of God]. RCF 00997.

French

Christianity

Le Nouveau Testament [The New Testament]. RCF 00042.

Nouvo Téstaman An [The New Testament in Haitian French Creole]. RCF 01020.

Proverbes [The Book of Proverbs]. RCF 00165.

Les Psaumes [The Book of Psalms]. RCF 00041.

Genèse [The Book of Genesis]. RCF 00166.

German

Christianity

Deutsche Psalme [The Book of Psalms]. RCF 00167.

Das Evangelium des Johannes [The Gospel of John]. BRF 01601.

Das Neue Testament [The New Testament]. RCF 01022.

Das Alte Testament [The Old Testament, Selections]. RCF 01021.

Hebrew

Christianity

Assorted New Testament books in Hebrew. BRF 01530–01537.

Judaism

The Passover Haggadah. RCF 04093.

Hindi

Christianity

Pavitra Bible, Naya Niyam [The New Testament]. RCF 02908.

Hinduism

Vidyalankar, Satyakam. Svāmī Vivekānanda [Biography of Swami Vivekananda]. BRF 01512.

Sikhism

Vanprasthi, Pran Nath. Gurū Nānakdeva [Biography of Guru Nanak Dev, Founder of the Sikh Religion]. BRF 01508.

Russian

Christianity

Men, Aleksandr. Syn chelovecheskii: Zhizn i uchenie Isusa Khrista [The Son of Man: The Life and Times of Jesus Christ]. RCF 03786.

Novii Zavet [The New Testament]. RCF 01033.

Spanish

Buddhism

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. En Mis Propias Palabras: Introducción a Mis Enseñanzas y Filosofia [In My Own Words: An Introduction to My Teachings and Philosophy]. Edited by Rajiv Mehrotra. DB 68970.

Christianity

Sagrada Biblia [The Holy Bible]. Translated by E.N. Fuster and A. Colunga. DB 68999.

Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica: Con Modificaciones Basadas en la Editio Typica [The Catechism of the Catholic Church]. DB 50995 (in process).

Traducción del Nuevo Mundo de las Escrituras Griegas Cristianas [The New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures]. BRF 01914.

Islam

Albaladejo Vivero, Manuel. Mahoma [Muhammad]. DB 62997.

Andr, Tor. Mahoma, Su Vida, Su Fe [Muhammad, His Life, His Faith]. BRF 00961.

Sources of Special Format Materials

Christianity

American Baptist Churches U.S.A.
Judson Press
PO Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
(610) 768-2000
800-458-3766 (800-ABC-3USA) toll-free
(610) 768-2107 fax
judson.press@abc-usa.org
www.judsonpress.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Has Christian large-print books and e-books for purchase. Also publishes The Secret Place, a quarterly with devotions for daily worship in large print (16-point), available by subscription.

Assemblies of God
AG Center for the Blind
1445 North Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 831-1964
(417) 862-5120 fax
blind@ag.org
www.blind.ag.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Lending library of Pentecostal Christian literature and discipleship materials. Offers eight Sunday-school quarterlies on audiocassette for loan, as well as daily devotionals on audiocassette. Produces Pentecostal Digest and Adult Student Guide on audiocassette, as well as theNew Living Translation, available free on NLS digital cartridge.

Audio Bibles for the Blind
(Division of Aurora Ministries)
PO Box 621
Bradenton, FL 34206
(941) 748-3031
(941) 748-2625 fax
bibles@auroraministries.org
http://audiobiblesfortheblind.org/ Link outside of Library of Congress

Creates Bibles on NLS digital cartridge, DAISY/mp3 CD, and a standalone device. Some materials are free with donations suggested. The King James, New King James, English Standard, and Spanish versions are available.

The Bible Source
27542 Cenajo
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(888) 743-5593 toll-free
www.thebiblesource.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Distributes and sells a selection of Protestant and Catholic Bibles in audio and large print. Includes King James, New American Bible, New American Standard, and New International versions. Also has a New International Version in Spanish.

Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicapped International
3228 East Rosehill Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47805-1297
(812) 466-4899
(812) 466-0529 fax
www.biblesfortheblind.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers the King James Version in braille and as a downloadable braille file in both English and Spanish. Free to individuals with visual disabilities.

Braille Bibles International
PO Box 378
Liberty, MO 64069
800-522-4253 toll-free
877-822-4253 fax
info@BrailleBibles.org
www.braillebibles.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers the following Protestant Bibles free to individuals with visual disabilities: King James in audio (narrated by Alexander Scourby), braille, and large print (18- and 24- point); New King James in audio and braille; and New American Standard and New Living Translation in audio. Also has a collection of Bible stories for children in braille.

Braille Circulating Library
2700 Stuart Ave.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 359-3743
www.bclministries.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Lending library of religious materials including Bible studies and commentaries, devotional reading, prophecy, and sermons. Produces the Daily Bread, a daily devotional on audiocassette and in large print.

Christian Book Distributors
140 Summit St.
Peabody, MA 01960
800-247-4784 toll-free
customer.service@christianbook.com
www.christianbook.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Distribution service for Christian publishers such as Harvest House, Moody, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale, Zondervan, and World Publishers of Bibles in various audio and large-print versions.

Christian Record Services, Inc.
4444 South 52nd St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 488-0981
(402) 488-7582 fax
info@christianrecord.org
www.christianrecord.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Lending library of Bible stories and devotional and inspirational material in audio. Offers Bible study guides in braille and large print as well as a series of character-building books for children in print/braille. Offers a variety of children’s books and inspirational magazines in audio, braille, or large print.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Global Service Center
1999 West 1700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104-4233
(801) 240-5274
800-537-5950 toll-free
(801) 240-3685 fax
help@store.lds.org
http://store.lds.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Sells church literature, including the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and study guides in audio or braille.

CNIB
1929 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON, Canada
M4G 3E8
800-563-2642
info@cnib.ca
http://webstore.cnib.ca Link outside of Library of Congress

Has the King James Version red-letter edition (words spoken by Jesus are printed in red ink) available for purchase in large print (15.5 pt).

Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible
www.drbo.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Online edition in digital text that includes the seven Apocryphal books, along with links to other resources.

Faith Comes by Hearing/Hosanna
2421 Aztec Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 881-3321
800-545-6552 toll-free
(505) 881-1681 fax
info@fcbh.org
www.fcbh.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers free downloads of the New Testament, dramatized, in various versions and in various languages, as well as an iPhone app with the Bible in 979 languages. The iPhone app is available at www.Bible.is.

Franklin Electronic Publishers
3 Terri Ln., Ste. #6
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-2500
800-266-5626 toll-free
(609) 239-5950 fax
service@franklin.com
www.franklin.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Sells King James Version in audio. 

Future Aids
The Braille Superstore
33222 Lynn Ave.
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 1C9 Canada
(604) 852-6341
(250) 483-1590 fax
800-987-1231 toll-free
800-985-1231 fax
www.braillebookstore.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Sells Protestant and Catholic Bibles in braille, as well as some audio. Also available are children’s Bibles and Bible stories in braille.

Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
3760 Village Main St.
Loganville, GA 30052
(678) 475-7879
ministries@glfb.org
www.glfb.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Lending library of Christian material, including conferences and sermons in audio (NLS digital cartridge available). Also provides The Shining Light, a quarterlyin braille, audio, large print, and digital text. Offers correspondence Bible classes in audio, braille, and large print to individuals with visual disabilities.

Guideposts Associates, Inc.
39 Seminary Hill Rd.
Carmel, NY 10512
800-431-2344 toll-free
www.guideposts.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers subscription to monthly Guideposts magazine in braille or large print. Electronic braille files for download also available free.

The Lighthouse of Houston
c/o Reflections, the Lighthouse Store
3602 West Dallas
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 284-8466
reflections@houstonlighthouse.org
www.houstonlighthouse.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Sells King James Version in large print (18-point).

Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association (LBEA)
1740 Eugene St.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 426-0469
mail@lbea.org
www.lbea.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Produces and sells the BibleCourier (designed for individuals with visual disabilities), an electronic pocket Bible with fourteen versions, including King James with Apocrypha, New American Standard with Apocrypha, and New Jerusalem with Apocrypha. Available free to individuals with visual disabilities are the New Revised Standard Version in braille and large print (14- or 18-point), New Revised Standard New Testament in braille, and the New International Version in large print, as well as the Small Catechism and Prayers in large print and Every Day with God (a child’s Bible) in braille. Also has hymns in braille (words only) and large print, and two magazines: Tract Messenger in braille and Christian Magnifier in audio and large print.

Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
13471 California St.
PO Box 5000
Yucaipa, CA 92399
(909) 795-8977
800-925-6092 toll-free
(909) 795-8970 fax
lbw@lbwinc.org
www.lbwinc.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers the New International Version in braille in several languages including Spanish, and in large print (18-point) in English or Spanish. Favorite Hymns and Gospel Hymns are available in large print. Free to people with visual disabilities.

Royal National Institute of Blind People
RNIB Export Department
PO Box 173
Peterborough PE2 6WS
England
exports@rnib.org.uk
www.rnib.org.uk Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides devotional magazines for overseas subscription, and the bimonthly magazine Channels of Blessing and other magazines from the Torch Trust in braille.

Talking Bibles International
419 East Grant Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 745-8105
855-552-4253 (855-52-BIBLE) toll-free
(760) 745-8150 fax
info@talkingbibles.org
www.talkingbibles.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides Old and New Testament versions in audio online, including translations in many languages.

The Upper Room
1908 Grand Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
800-972-0433 toll-free
www.upperroom.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers subscriptions to The Upper Room magazine in large print.

Xavier Society for the Blind
154 East 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 473-7800
800-637-9193 toll-free
(212) 473-7801 fax
info@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
www.xaviersocietyfortheblind.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides free Roman Catholic religious and inspirational materials in audio and braille to individuals with visual disabilities.

Islam

Islamic Bookstore
3840 Bank St.
Baltimore MD 21224-2522
(410) 675-0040 ext. 10
service@Islamic-Bookstore.net
www.islamicbookstore.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Sells the Quran in large print and on CD with an Arabic recitation and English translation, as well as on CD in Arabic only. Also sells speeches, songs, and other recitations relating to Islamic faith in audio.

Quranic Arabic Corpus
c/o Kais Dukes
University of Leeds
School of Computing
Leeds LS2 9JT
England
+44 (0)113 343 5430
+44 (0)113 343 5468 fax
sckd@leeds.ac.uk
http://quran.com/ Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides the Quran in Arabic audio with English and other translations in digital text.

Judaism

JBI International
(formerly the Jewish Braille Institute of America)
Library Services
110 East 30th St.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 889-2525
800-433-1531 toll-free
aarfe@jbilibrary.org
www.jbilibrary.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Lending library of liturgical and life-cycle materials, including the Five Books of Moses, Prophets, Writings, Haftarot, Haggadahs, and Daily and Sabbath Prayer Book, as well as Jewish educational materials in audio, braille, and large print. Includes titles in English, Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish. Electronic braille files are also available in Hebrew and English.

Jewish Heritage for the Blind
1655 East 24th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 338-4999
services@jhbinternational.org
www.jhbinternational.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers publications in Hebrew, English, and Spanish on Jewish laws, customs, and holidays. Books are available for children and adults in braille or large print. Free to individuals with visual disabilities.

Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Committee for the Blind
c/o Enlightenment for the Blind, Inc.
602 North Orange Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-7095
(323) 934-7092 fax
(718) 467-7800 hotline
info@torah4blind.org
www.torah4blind.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Publishes Living with Moshiach, a weekly digest on the Torah portion, and other publications on Lubavitch philosophy. Available in large print and online. Free to individuals with visual disabilities.

Various Religions

Bartleby.com 
www.bartleby.com Link outside of Library of Congress

Offers online digital text of the King James Bible and the Koran, and features full-text searchability, content-based tables of contents, and a verse-finding aid.

Bookshare.org
480 South California Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 352-0198
(650) 475-1066 fax
www.bookshare.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Provides digital books free to all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities. Books are in DAISY format with text content and in contracted braille. Offers a large selection of religious texts in English and other languages.

Learning Ally−Making Reading Accessible for All
(formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic)
National Headquarters
20 Roszel Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
800-221-4792 toll-free
866-732-3585 toll-free
custserv@learningally.org
www.learningally.org Link outside of Library of Congress

Private, nonprofit organization that lends recorded textbooks and other educational materials to people who cannot read regular print because of visual, perceptual, or other physical disabilities. Offers a large lending library of textbooks and technical material on audio, including a number of religious texts. Requires a registration fee and an annual membership fee.

Louis Database
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
800-223-1839, ext. 705, toll-free
http://louis.aph.org Link outside of Library of Congress

The Louis database contains information on more than 400,000 titles, with material on most major religions in braille, large print, audio, and electronic files from a variety of sources.

Subject Index

Bible Study

American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
Assemblies of God
The Bible Source
Bookshare
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Learning Ally
Louis Database
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
Xavier Society for the Blind

Bibles

Assemblies of God
Audio Bibles for the Blind
Bartleby.com
The Bible Source
Bibles for the Blind and Physically Handicapped International
Bookshare
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible
Faith Comes by Hearing/Hosanna
Franklin Electronic Publishers
Future Aids
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Learning Ally
The Lighthouse of Houston
Louis Database
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Talking Bibles International
Xavier Society for the Blind

Buddhism

Bookshare
Learning Ally
Louis Database
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Children’s Bible or Study

American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
Assemblies of God
Audio Bibles for the Blind
The Bible Source
Bookshare
Braille Bibles International
Christian Book Distributors
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Future Aids
Learning Ally
Louis Database
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Commentaries/Concordances

Bookshare
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Learning Ally
Louis Database
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Xavier Society for the Blind

Directories/Resources

The Bible Source
Bookshare
Christian Book Distributors
Learning Ally
Louis Database
Xavier Society for the Blind

Hinduism

Bookshare
Learning Ally
Louis Database
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Hymns/Hymnals

Braille Circulating Library
Louis Database
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Islam

Bartleby.com
Bookshare
Islamic Bookstore
Learning Ally
Louis Database
Quranic Arabic Corpus
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Judaism

Bookshare
JBI International
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
Learning Ally
Louis Database
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Magazines

American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
Assemblies of God
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Guideposts Associates, Inc.
JBI International
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
Royal National Institute of Blind People
The Upper Room
Xavier Society for the Blind

Prayer Books

Audio Bibles for the Blind
The Bible Source
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
JBI International
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
Louis Database
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Media Index

Audio

Assemblies of God
Audio Bibles for the Blind
The Bible Source
Bookshare
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Faith Comes by Hearing/Hosanna
Franklin Electronic Publishers
Future Aids
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Islamic Bookstore
JBI International
Learning Ally
Louis Database
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Quranic Arabic Corpus
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Talking Bibles International
Xavier Society for the Blind

Braille

Assemblies of God
Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicapped International
Bookshare
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Future Aids
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Guideposts Associates, Inc.
JBI International
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
Louis Database
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Xavier Society for the Blind

Digital Text

American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
Bartleby.com
Bookshare
Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible
Faith Comes by Hearing/Hosana
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Guideposts Associates, Inc.
Louis Database
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Quranic Arabic Corpus
Royal National Institute of Blind People

Large Print

American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
Assemblies of God
The Bible Source
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Book Distributors
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind
Guideposts Associates, Inc.
Islamic Bookstore
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
The Lighthouse of Houston
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
The Upper Room

Bibles—Version and Translation Index

Douay-Rheims

Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible
Future Aids

English Standard

Audio Bibles for the Blind
The Bible Source
Future Aids

Goodspeed

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Jerusalem

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Xavier Society for the Blind

King James

Bartleby.com
The Bible Source
Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicapped International
Braille Bibles International
Braille Circulating Library
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Franklin Electronic Publishers
Future Aids
The Lighthouse of Houston
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Talking Bibles International

New King James

Audio Bibles for the Blind
The Bible Source
Braille Bibles International
Future Aids

New American

The Bible Source
Future Aids
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Xavier Society for the Blind

New American Standard

The Bible Source
Braille Bibles International
Future Aids

New International

The Bible Source
Future Aids
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

New Living

Assemblies of God
The Bible Source
Braille Bibles International
Future Aids

New Revised Standard

Future Aids
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association

Revised Standard

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Languages Index

Arabic

Islamic Bookstore
Quranic Arabic Corpus
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Chinese

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

French

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

German

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Hebrew

JBI International
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
Lubavitch Shluchim Conferences on the Moshiach Campaign
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Hindi

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Russian

JBI International
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Spanish

American Baptist Churches USA (Judson Press)
Audio Bibles for the Blind
The Bible Source
Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicapped International
Christian Record Services, Inc.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jewish Heritage for the Blind
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Various Languages

Audio Bibles for the Blind
Bookshare.com
Faith Comes by Hearing/Hosana
Learning Ally
Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.

Yiddish

JBI International

Compiled by Katherine Rodda
July 2014

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Posted on 2014-09-03