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  • av A HREF=""> American Printing House for the Blind (APH).

    1839 Frankfort Avenue,
    P.O. Box 6085,
    Louisville, KY 40206-0085.
    Phone: (502) 895-2405.
    Toll-free: 1-800-223-1839.

    • Provides free subscriptions to Reader's Digest, Newsweek and other magazines on disposable audiocassettes. Provides Reader's Digest in Braille.

  • Braille Circulating Library, Inc. (Note: No internet website is available for this resource.)

    2700 Stuart Avenue,
    Richmond, VA 23220.
    Phone: (804) 359-3771.
    Phone: (804) 359-3743.

    • Loans Braille materials, talking books, audiocassettes, and large print Christian materials.

  • Choice Magazine Listening (CML).

    85 Channel Drive,
    Port Washington, NY 11050.
    Phone: (516) 883-8280.

    • Offers selected articles from popular print magazines on special-speed, 4-track audiocassette, available through the Library of Congress.
    • Provides free service nationwide to eligible persons.

  • Christian Record Services, Inc.

    4444 South 52nd Street,
    P.O. Box 6097,
    Lincoln, NE 68516.
    Phone: (402) 488-0981.

    • Provides a lending library of books in Braille, large print materials, and cassette tapes.
    • Provides referrals to local low vision specialists and support groups.

  • Ignatius Press.


    • Major Catholic publisher.
    • Provides books, magazines, videos and audio cassette tapes for children, teens and adults.
    • Offers the New Testament from the Ignatius Bible (Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition) on audio tape.

  • Jewish Braille Institute of America.

    110 E. 30th Street,
    New York, NY 10016.
    Phone: (212) 889-2525.
    Toll-free: 1-800-433-1531.

    • Provides talking books, Braille and large-print books, a circulating library and a public education program.
    • Offers counseling and referrals to low vision care in the U.S.

  • The Jewish Guild for the Blind.

    15 West 65th Street,
    New York, NY 10023.
    Phone: (212) 769-6200.
    Toll-free: 1-800-284-4422.

    • Provides free audio library services to individuals with visual impairments by mail (1600 titles, primarily best sellers), and a national radio reading service, broadcasting 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

  • National Library Service for Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).

    Library of Congress,
    1291 Taylor Street, NW,
    Washington, DC 20542.
    Phone: (202) 707-5100.
    TDD: (202) 707-0744.

    • Provides free library service to individuals with visual impairments.
    • Offers Braille and large print materials and recorded books and periodicals.

  • New York Times - Large Type Weekly.

    229 W. 43rd Street,
    New York, NY 10036.
    Phone: (212) 556-1234.
    Toll-free: 1-800-631-2580.

    • Offers subscriptions to the New York Times in a 16 point font.

  • Reader's Digest - Large Type Publications.
    (Note: No internet website is available for this resource.)

    P.O. Box 241,
    Mount Morris, IL 61054.
    Toll-free: 1-800 431-1246.

    • Offers subscriptions to Reader's Digest in large type print.

  • Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D).

    The Anne T. MacDonald Center,
    20 Roszel Road,
    Princeton, NJ 08540.
    Phone: (609) 452-0606.
    Toll-free: 1-800-221-4792.

    Recording for the Blind Regional Offices:
    Phone: (415) 493-3717 - California.
    Phone: (212) 557-5720 - New York.

    • Provides free cassette tapes, textbooks for students, and materials needed for occupational pursuits.

  • Talking Tapes for the Blind.

    16 Sunnen Drive,
    Suite 162,
    St. Louis, MO 63143-3800.
    Phone: (314) 646-0500.
    Toll-free: 1-877-926-0500.

    • Provides textbooks on audiocassettes for students with visual, physical, cognitive and learning disabilities.

  • Xavier Society for the Blind. (Note: No internet website is available for this resource.)

    154 E. 23rd Street,
    New York, NY 10010-4595.
    Phone: (212) 473-7800.
    Toll-free: (800) 637-9193.
    Fax: (212) 473-7801.

    • Serves as the National Catholic Press and Lending Library for the visually impaired.
    • Offers some Catholic magazines in Braille, and on audio cassette tape.
    • Catalogs are available in Braille, large print or on audio cassette.

  • Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind

    80 Eighth Avenue,
    Room 1304,
    New York, NY 10011.
    Phone: 212-242-0263 (voice).
    212-633-1601 (fax).

    • Lively and entertaining monthly that reprints articles covering a wide range of interests from the foremost newspapers and periodicals.
    • Is published in contracted braille, four-track/half-speed cassette, e-mail and diskette. There is no print edition.
    • Circulates throughout the world.
    • Endowment provides for free distribution to legally blind people.

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