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  • 1. Finding Accessible Titles Audiobooks, Large Print & Braillefrom the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center
  • 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. NJSL TBBC www.njsltbbc.org
  • 4. National Library Service for theBlind and Physically Handicapped www.loc.gov/nls
  • 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. 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. Who Is Eligible“Exclusively for use by the blind or other persons with disabilities”
  • 8. • Residents of the United States• Citizens of the United States who live abroad• All ages• And . . .
  • 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. Blindo Diaries theblindodiaries.blog.com
  • 11. Vision Simulators www.acbvi.org/albums/Vision/slide4.html
  • 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. Physical• Cannot hold a book• Cannot turn the pages of a book• Examples: – loss of hands or arms – paralysis – cerebral palsy – arthritis
  • 14. Reading Disabilities• Limited to those with a physical basis• www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/readin gdisabilities.html
  • 15. Who Certifies?
  • 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. 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. Reading Disability• doctors of medicine• doctors of osteopathy – who may consult with colleagues in associated disciplines
  • 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. Application• Name• Address• Age• Materials• Selection & sending materials – Frequency – Subjects – Sex, violence, strong language
  • 21. What is Available• “In specialized formats” – Braille – Audiobooks• Machine to listen to audiobooks• Large Print – Children’s and teen books
  • 22. Braillewww.brailleink.org
  • 23. Braille
  • 24. Audiobooks
  • 25. Digital Talking Book Cartridge
  • 26. Digital Talking Book Machine
  • 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. 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. Digital Talking Book Machine
  • 30. Commercial Players www.humanware.com
  • 31. Commercial Players www.plextalk.com/americas/top/products/ ptp1/
  • 32. How Do People Get Materials?• Mail• Download
  • 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. Download
  • 35. Automatic• Subjects• Reading level• Sex, violence, language• Books sent periodically
  • 36. Requests Come In• Telephone• Email• Mail• Paper Catalog Request• Online Catalog
  • 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. Newspapers & Magazines: Audiovision www.audiovision-nj.org/
  • 39. NFB Newsline www.nfbnewslineonline.org/
  • 40. TBBC has books you cannot get at the library or bookstore!
  • 41. store.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servl et/ProductDisplay_null_49598_- 1_10052_10051
  • 42. Audio?www.amazon.com
  • 43. WorldCat? www.worldcat.org/
  • 44. NLS Catalog! www.loc.gov/nls/catalog/
  • 45. Download Audiobooks
  • 46. nlsbard.loc.gov
  • 47. BARD Application• Only if already a TBBC patron• Name and address an exact match• Email needed• Default is TBBC issued player
  • 48. BARD
  • 49. Braille Technology www.hims-inc.com/products/braille-sense- plus
  • 50. www.freedomscientific.com/products/fs/fo cus-product-page.asp
  • 51. www.humanware.com/en-usa/products/blindness/braille_displays/_de tails/id_73/brailleconnect_40.html
  • 52. Large Print Keyboard www.freedomscientific.com/products/lv/m agic-keyboard-product-page.asp
  • 53. TBBC & Public Libraries• Our materials complement each other!• TBBC = Trenton, Public Libraries = local
  • 54. Accessible Libraries• Website Accessibility : http://www.w3.org/WAI/• Programs: inclusive – Flexible! – Ask questions!• Flyers and brochures – Font size
  • 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. Outspoken Library http://njsltbbc.org/outspoken_library
  • 57. Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) www.learningally.org
  • 58. Bookshare www.bookshare.org
  • 59. Open Library
  • 60. LibriVox http://librivox.org/
  • 61. What about e-books? http://openlibrary.org
  • 62. What kind of device?
  • 63. What kind of ebook?
  • 64. How do they work together?
  • 65. Thorndike Press http://thorndike.gale.com/
  • 66. LRS Large Print School Books https://largeprintschoolbooks.com/
  • 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