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NLS Application for Free Library Service: Individuals, in English [PDF: 804 KB / 4p.]

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Braille Music Transcribers, Circular 4

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Songs in the NLS Popular Music Lead Sheets Series

Braille transcription and proofreading courses

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Bibliographies home page introduction and links to:

Accessibility: A Selective Bibliography (2008)

Assistive Technology, A Selective Bibliography (2014)

Physical Handicaps: A Selective Bibliography (2009)

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

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

Directories home page introduction and links to:

Magazines in Special Media (2013)

Sources of Custom-Produced Books: Braille, Audio Recordings, and Large Print (2014)

Guides home page introduction and links to:

2015 Calendars

About Braille

Accessible Mobile Reading Apps (2014)

Assistive Technology Products for Information Access (2014)

Bibles and Other Sacred Writings in Special Media (2014)

Blindness and Visual Impairments: Information and Advocacy Organizations (2014)

Books for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have a Physical Disability (2014)

Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service (2014)

Braille Displays and Notetakers (2014)

Braille Embossers (2014)

Braille Literacy: Resources for Learning and Reading (2014)

Building a Library Collection on Blindness and Physical Handicaps: Basic Materials and Resources (2011)

Building a Library Collection on Blindness and Physical Handicaps: Basic Materials and Resources (2011 in plain text)

Copyright Law Amendment

Deaf-Blindness: National Organizations and Resources (2004)

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

Digital Audiobook Players (2014)

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

Free Matter for the Blind and Other Physically Handicapped Persons Mailing (2011)

Learning Disabilities: Organizations and Resources (2013)

The Magazine Program of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) (2014)

Magnifying Devices (2014)

Music Services for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have a Physical Disability

Music Services for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have a Physical Disability (electronic braille)

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

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

Physical Disabilities: Information and Advocacy Organizations (2012)

Playback Machines Provided on Free Loan to Eligible Individuals and Institutions (2011)

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

Reading Materials in Large Print (2005)

Selected Sources for Electronic Texts (2005)

Selected Sources of Electronic Texts (2005 in contracted braille)

Sources of Braille Reading Materials (2007)

Talking Books and Reading Disabilities (2014)

Other Writings introduction and links to:

Bureau of Engraving and Printing U.S. Currency Reader

The ABC Book, a pronunciation guide to commercial names
Revised August 2012.

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

Creating an Annotation: a manual on writing and editing annotations, by Vicki Fitzpatrick
Revised and expanded edition, 2003.

The Future of Braille: NLS Braille Summit Presentations and Outcomes
June 19–21, 2013

The Future of Braille: NLS Braille Summit Presentations and Outcomes [MS Word (.docx) / 74 p.]
June 19–21, 2013

Report of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
2012

Say How?, a pronunciation guide to names of public figures
Revised June 2014.

C'est What? an introduction to Say How?

Talking Rooms: Walking through History at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Headquarters
Conceived and written by Erica Vaughns

Talking Rooms: Walking through History at the National Library Service (in plain text)

Talking Rooms: Walking through History at the National Library Service (MP3 audiofile)

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

Visit www.loc.gov/nls/digital.html for more information on digital talking books.

Technical Writings

Technical Circulars

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

Flash Memory Distribution of Digital Talking Books
by Neil Bernstein, information technology specialist, NLS Engineering Section; published February 2005.

Report on DTB distribution options

Report on Future Availability of Cassette Tape Components


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Posted on 2015-02-12