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Audiobooks, braille & more! resources 2

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Audiobooks, braille & more! resources 2

  1. 1. Audiobooks, Braille & MORE!Resources and Services From the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center LibraryLinkNJ Webinar February 16, 2012 Elizabeth Burns
  2. 2. NJSL TBBC www.njsltbbc.org
  3. 3. National Library Service for theBlind and Physically Handicapped www.loc.gov/nls
  4. 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. 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. 6. Who Is Eligible“Exclusively for use by the blind or other persons with disabilities”
  7. 7. • Residents of the United States• Citizens of the United States who live abroad• All ages• And . . .
  8. 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. 9. Blindo Diaries theblindodiaries.blog.com
  10. 10. Vision Simulators www.acbvi.org/albums/Vision/slide4.html
  11. 11. • 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
  12. 12. Physical• Cannot hold a book• Cannot turn the pages of a book• Examples: – loss of hands or arms – paralysis – cerebral palsy – arthritis
  13. 13. Reading Disabilities• Limited to those with a physical basis• www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/readin gdisabilities.html
  14. 14. Who Certifies?
  15. 15. 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…
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. Reading Disability• doctors of medicine• doctors of osteopathy – who may consult with colleagues in associated disciplines
  18. 18. • 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
  19. 19. Application• Name• Address• Age• Materials• Selection & sending materials – Frequency – Subjects – Sex, violence, strong language
  20. 20. What is Available• “In specialized formats” – Braille – Audiobooks• Machine to listen to audiobooks• Large Print – Children’s and teen books
  21. 21. Braillewww.brailleink.org
  22. 22. Braille
  23. 23. Audiobooks
  24. 24. Digital Talking Book Cartridge
  25. 25. Digital Talking Book Machine
  26. 26. Large Print• Newspapers: 8 point• Adult books: 10 to 12 point• Minimum size large print: 14 point• Typical large print: 16 to 18 point
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. Digital Talking Book Machine
  29. 29. Commercial Players www.humanware.com
  30. 30. Commercial Players www.plextalk.com/americas/top/products/ ptp1/
  31. 31. How Do People Get Materials?• Mail• Download
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. Download
  34. 34. Automatic• Subjects• Reading level• Sex, violence, language• Books sent periodically
  35. 35. Requests Come In• Telephone• Email• Mail• Paper Catalog Request• Online Catalog
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. Newspapers & Magazines: Audiovision www.audiovision-nj.org/
  38. 38. NFB Newsline www.nfbnewslineonline.org/
  39. 39. TBBC has books you cannot get at the library or bookstore!
  40. 40. store.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servl et/ProductDisplay_null_49598_- 1_10052_10051
  41. 41. Audio?www.amazon.com
  42. 42. WorldCat? www.worldcat.org/
  43. 43. NLS Catalog! www.loc.gov/nls/catalog/
  44. 44. Download Audiobooks
  45. 45. nlsbard.loc.gov
  46. 46. BARD Application• Only if already a TBBC patron• Name and address an exact match• Email needed• Default is TBBC issued player
  47. 47. BARD
  48. 48. Braille Technology www.hims-inc.com/products/braille-sense- plus
  49. 49. www.freedomscientific.com/products/fs/fo cus-product-page.asp
  50. 50. www.humanware.com/en-usa/products/blindness/braille_displays/_de tails/id_73/brailleconnect_40.html
  51. 51. Large Print Keyboard www.freedomscientific.com/products/lv/m agic-keyboard-product-page.asp
  52. 52. TBBC & Public Libraries• Our materials complement each other!• TBBC = Trenton, Public Libraries = local
  53. 53. Accessible Libraries• Website Accessibility : http://www.w3.org/WAI/• Programs: inclusive – Flexible! – Ask questions!• Flyers and brochures – Font size
  54. 54. Institutional Account• Application – Demonstration or Deposit – www.njsltbbc.org/application – www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/institutions.html• Players• Audiobooks• Braille• Outspoken Library Kiosk (limited)
  55. 55. Outspoken Library http://njsltbbc.org/outspoken_library
  56. 56. Other Resources• LearningAlly – www.learningally.org• BookShare – www.bookshare.org• OpenLibrary – http://openlibrary.org
  57. 57. Questions?• Contact information: njsltbbc.org/contact• Elizabeth Burns• Call: 1 – 800 – 792 – 8322 Ext 804• Email: tbbcyouth@njstatelib.org• Presentation: www.slideshare.net/eaburns/audiobooks- braille-more-resources-2

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