1. Resources and Services From the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center Special Child Health Services (SCHS) Case Management Unit March 6, 2012 Elizabeth Burns Jen Servello
2. NJSL TBBC www.njsltbbc.org
3. National Library Service for theBlind and Physically Handicapped www.loc.gov/nls
4. 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
5. 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
6. Who Is Eligible“Exclusively for use by the blind or other persons with disabilities”
7. • Residents of the United States• Citizens of the United States who live abroad• All ages• And . . .
8. 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
9. Physical• Cannot hold a book• Cannot turn the pages of a book• Examples: – loss of hands or arms – paralysis – cerebral palsy – arthritis
10. Reading Disabilities• Limited to those with a physical basis• www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/readin gdisabilities.html
11. Who Certifies?
12. 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…
13. 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.
14. Reading Disability• doctors of medicine• doctors of osteopathy – who may consult with colleagues in associated disciplines
15. • 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
16. Application• Name• Address• Age• Materials• Selection & sending materials – Frequency – Subjects – Sex, violence, strong language
17. What is Available• “In specialized formats” – Braille – Audiobooks• Machine to listen to audiobooks• Large Print – Children’s and teen books
21. Digital Talking Book Cartridge
22. Digital Talking Book Machine
23. Large Print• Newspapers: 8 point• Adult books: 10 to 12 point• Minimum size large print: 14 point• Typical large print: 16 to 18 point
24. 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
32. Requests Come In• Telephone• Email• Mail• Paper Catalog Request• Online Catalog
33. 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