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Making books accessible to students with disabilities

Posted: August 24, 2011 - 4:56pm

The Alaska State Library’s Talking Book Center is now offering free downloadable books for students who cannot read standard print due to a visual or physical disability. More than 20,000 books can be downloaded from the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) web page. Digital talking book machines and digital books are also available for schools with students receiving service from the Center.

The Center has over 60,000 audiobooks available for Alaskans of all ages. It stocks fiction and nonfiction for adults, young adults, and children and is a free service for eligible Alaskans. Books are mailed to schools or homes and are returned to the center postage-free.

For more information, call the Talking Book Center at 800-776-6566. In Anchorage, call 269-6575.

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