Free Digital / Electronic / Audio Books for People with Print Disabilities.


There are 3 major organizations that provide alternative text formats for people with print disabilities.  If you have a membership with any one of them, you can obtain membership to the others very easily.   Textbooks are  more likely to be found at the first 2: Learning Ally (Formerly: Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) and Bookshare.  The Library of Congress’ Talking Books has magazines and newspapers as well as large collection of material in Spanish.

1. Learning Ally (Formerly RFB&D)

Budget cuts affect individual memberships 7/7/11

“Education is a Right, Not a Privilege” – RFB&D® Founder Anne T. Macdonald

Learning Ally is more than just a new name – it reflects our vision to become an advocate and friend to those who learn differently.  We invite our growing community of parents, volunteers, donors and friends to become a “Learning Ally” with us by supporting individuals for whom reading and access are barriers to learning.

“There is an app for that”  available for members to get their Downloadable DAISY titles on iOS devices like the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. app for rfbd image Must be Learning Ally members in good standing and have an iTunes account to purchase RFB&D Audio at the App Store for $19.9T9.

2. Bookshare.org

Text Readers and Bookshare books: tutorials to help with the downloading, opening, saving and reading Bookshare books with several text readers.

Recently received a federal grant to convert textbooks and add them to their large collection of books.

Bookshare® is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities. Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities.  Student memberships are currently funded by an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).”

Bookshare has an app for that.. Read2go

3. Library of Congress Talking Books

That All May Read . . .

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

The Library of Congress

Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.

10 Responses to Free Digital / Electronic / Audio Books for People with Print Disabilities.

  1. matthew egan says:

    i think it is good to offer kid audiobook that cant read. I am 23 year old and dyslexic. they did not have thing like this when i was in school.
    I wood make my self sick werryin if i was to be call on to read in class. it got so bad and so offen that i call on to read in class. ask to read by people that new what i had and new that i could only read at a 4 grade levle in the 10 grade. so i stared acting out. it was eseyer for me to get in to truble then to read to the class. i wood do any thing to not have to read. your can only say pass someny time. i feel like i missed out on a good egacation by getin in to truble so i dident have to read and i wouldent wont to see any one go throw what i had to so please audio book realy help out but your all so have to not the teacher from callin on kid to real if they do not wont to. thank u for your time and god bless.

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  7. Janine says:

    Are you aware of an Australian equivalent for auditions . I am looking for foe by J m vortexes for someone with dyslexia and am having trouble finding an audio version. Any suggestions would be welcome.

  8. Janine says:

    Oops the word auditions was to be audio and the author J m coetzee, not vortexes.

  9. Scott mason gaines says:

    we want to hear robert jordons book wheel of time book 1

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