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NJASL 2012

  1. 1. Finding Accessible Titles Audiobooks, Large Print & Braillefrom the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center
  2. 2. • Liz Burns, Youth Services Consultant – eburns@njstatelib.org• Jen Servello Apgar, Library Associate – jservello@njstatelib.org – Presentation: – www.slideshare.net/eaburns/njasl-2012
  3. 3. NJSL TBBC www.njsltbbc.org
  4. 4. National Library Service for theBlind and Physically Handicapped www.loc.gov/nls
  5. 5. NLS: A History• 1931, Pratt-Smoot Act: books for blind adults – Established library – Established funding• 1952, Blind children• 1966, Visual or physical disability• 1966, Chafee Amendment – Copyright exception for books
  6. 6. Chafee Amendment• Reproduce or distribute copies• Of previously published nondramatic literary works• In specialized formats• Exclusively for use by the blind or other persons with disabilities
  7. 7. Who Is Eligible“Exclusively for use by the blind or other persons with disabilities”
  8. 8. • Residents of the United States• Citizens of the United States who live abroad• All ages• And . . .
  9. 9. Vision• Blind – 20/200 or less with correcting lenses – widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees• Low Vision: – Cannot read standard newspaper print
  10. 10. Blindo Diaries theblindodiaries.blog.com
  11. 11. Vision Simulators www.acbvi.org/albums/Vision/slide4.html
  12. 12. • www.richmondeye.com/simulation.asp• www.acbvi.org/albums/Vision/index.html• ohiolionseyeresearch.com/simulati.htm#Normal• www.afb.org/seniorsite.asp?SectionID=63&Topic ID=286&DocumentID=3393
  13. 13. Physical• Cannot hold a book• Cannot turn the pages of a book• Examples: – loss of hands or arms – paralysis – cerebral palsy – arthritis
  14. 14. Reading Disabilities• Limited to those with a physical basis• www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/readin gdisabilities.html
  15. 15. Who Certifies?
  16. 16. Blindness, Vision, Physical:• Doctors of medicine, doctors of osteopathy• Ophthalmologists, optometrists• Registered nurses, therapists• Professional staff of hospitals, institutions, and public or private welfare agencies (e.g., social workers, case workers, counselors, rehabilitation teachers, and superintendents).• And…
  17. 17. Blind, Vision, Physical• In the absence of any of these, certification may be made by professional librarians or by any person whose competence under specific circumstances is acceptable to the Library of Congress.
  18. 18. Reading Disability• doctors of medicine• doctors of osteopathy – who may consult with colleagues in associated disciplines
  19. 19. • Apply for services: http://njsltbbc.org/application• Repeats definitions for eligibility• Includes list of people who may certify• Only by mail• Original signatures – Clearly identify yourself
  20. 20. Application• Name• Address• Age• Materials• Selection & sending materials – Frequency – Subjects – Sex, violence, strong language
  21. 21. What is Available• “In specialized formats” – Braille – Audiobooks• Machine to listen to audiobooks• Large Print – Children’s and teen books
  22. 22. Braillewww.brailleink.org
  23. 23. Braille
  24. 24. Audiobooks
  25. 25. Digital Talking Book Cartridge
  26. 26. Digital Talking Book Machine
  27. 27. Large Print• Newspapers: 8 point• Adult books: 10 to 12 point• Minimum size large print: 14 point• Typical large print: 16 to 18 point
  28. 28. Children’s Books• Novels: 10 to 12 point• Middle Grade: 14 point• Early Readers: 16 point• Picture Books: 16 to 24 point• Minimum size large print: 14 point• Typical large print: 16 to 18 point
  29. 29. Digital Talking Book Machine
  30. 30. Commercial Players www.humanware.com
  31. 31. Commercial Players www.plextalk.com/americas/top/products/ ptp1/
  32. 32. How Do People Get Materials?• Mail• Download
  33. 33. Mail• Free Matter for the Blind & Physically Handicapped Persons Mailing – www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/mail.html• Post Office Regulation – pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/703.htm#1113979• AFB – www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=3&TopicID=3 2&DocumentID=3528
  34. 34. Download
  35. 35. Automatic• Subjects• Reading level• Sex, violence, language• Books sent periodically
  36. 36. Requests Come In• Telephone• Email• Mail• Paper Catalog Request• Online Catalog
  37. 37. New Books• Catalog at www.loc.gov/nls/catalog• Talking Book Topics at www.loc.gov/nls/tbt/index.html• Braille Book Review at www.loc.gov/nls/bbr/index.html• Magazines at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/magazines.ht ml
  38. 38. Newspapers & Magazines: Audiovision www.audiovision-nj.org/
  39. 39. NFB Newsline www.nfbnewslineonline.org/
  40. 40. TBBC has books you cannot get at the library or bookstore!
  41. 41. store.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servl et/ProductDisplay_null_49598_- 1_10052_10051
  42. 42. Audio?www.amazon.com
  43. 43. WorldCat? www.worldcat.org/
  44. 44. NLS Catalog! www.loc.gov/nls/catalog/
  45. 45. Download Audiobooks
  46. 46. nlsbard.loc.gov
  47. 47. BARD Application• Only if already a TBBC patron• Name and address an exact match• Email needed• Default is TBBC issued player
  48. 48. BARD
  49. 49. Braille Technology www.hims-inc.com/products/braille-sense- plus
  50. 50. www.freedomscientific.com/products/fs/fo cus-product-page.asp
  51. 51. www.humanware.com/en-usa/products/blindness/braille_displays/_de tails/id_73/brailleconnect_40.html
  52. 52. Large Print Keyboard www.freedomscientific.com/products/lv/m agic-keyboard-product-page.asp
  53. 53. TBBC & Public Libraries• Our materials complement each other!• TBBC = Trenton, Public Libraries = local
  54. 54. Accessible Libraries• Website Accessibility : http://www.w3.org/WAI/• Programs: inclusive – Flexible! – Ask questions!• Flyers and brochures – Font size
  55. 55. Institutional Account• Application – Demonstration or Deposit – www.njsltbbc.org/application – www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/institutions.html• Players• Audiobooks• Braille• Outspoken Library Program
  56. 56. Outspoken Library http://njsltbbc.org/outspoken_library
  57. 57. Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) www.learningally.org
  58. 58. Bookshare www.bookshare.org
  59. 59. Open Library
  60. 60. LibriVox http://librivox.org/
  61. 61. What about e-books? http://openlibrary.org
  62. 62. What kind of device?
  63. 63. What kind of ebook?
  64. 64. How do they work together?
  65. 65. Thorndike Press http://thorndike.gale.com/
  66. 66. LRS Large Print School Books https://largeprintschoolbooks.com/
  67. 67. Questions?• Contact information: njsltbbc.org/contact• Call: 1 – 800 – 792 – 8322• Elizabeth Burns – Ext 804• Jennifer Servello Apgar – Ext 823• Email: tbbcyouth@njstatelib.org• Presentation: www.slideshare.net/eaburns/njasl-2012

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