National Library Service
for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS): A division of the Library of Congress, NLS administers a free library program of braille and recorded materials, which are circulated to eligible borrowers through a network of cooperating libraries such as the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library.
BARD: Download braille or audio digital books and magazines.
NLS catalog: Search for all NLS recorded and braille books.
Lists of Books by Topic or Genre - A series of book lists for reading interests such as westerns, classics, or science fiction and fantasy, as well as "minibibliographies" on more specific subjects or authors. Some lists focus on children's books.
Bookshare.org: A web-based system that supplies accessible books in digital formats (NISO/DAISY XML-based format for the next generation of talking books, and the BRF format for Braille devices and printers). Access is limited to people with bona fide print disabilities and the schools and nonprofit organizations serving them.
Note: All New Yorkers, including members of the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library, may obtain a New York Public Library card and thus gain free access to Bookshare.
The Poetry Archive: A searchable collection of recordings of poets reading their work. There are links to educational resources, including those for teachers seeking to utilize the contents of the site in their classroom and for those looking for a brief introduction to reading poetry.
World Book Encyclopedia Articles in Braille - Available through the Rose Project from Seedlings Braille Books for Children, the encyclopedia articles service is offered free of charge for blind students in grades 1-12.
Find Your Public Library (NYS Library page) - Many public libraries have collections of audio books, both on CD and, increasingly, in downloadable digital formats. This site, maintained by the NYS Library, links to all public libraries in New York State, organized by county, community, or library name.
Radio Reading Services (TBBL page): Special radio stations throughout New York State broadcast programs for blind and print-disabled people. Programs generally include readings of local and national newspapers, magazines, and sometimes books.
Newsline: A free audio service for those who cannot read regular newsprint, Newsline offers subscribers access to a variety of newspapers, magazines and other news resources.
Currency Reader (TBBL page):
The National Library Service has partnered with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to provide currency reader devices, called the iBill Talking Banknote Identifier, free of charge to eligible individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Federal Tax Forms - Many federal tax forms or publications are available from the IRS in accessible formats such as braille, text, or large print.
Voter's Resources - The National Federation for the Blind has produced Voting Resources for blind users. The purpose of the nonpartisan resource page is to promote the full participation of blind people in the election process by providing voting information and materials in accessible formats.