Other Useful Information

Most of the services on this chart do require certification that the reader is print impaired.  NLS certification satisfies the requirement of most programs.


Aurora Ministries

Provides The Holy Bible in audio format to meet the needs of the print impaired http://www.audiobiblesfortheblind.org/

Braille Bible International

Provides The Holy Bible in braille, audio and large print formats to meet the needs of the print impaired http://braillebibles.org



Print impaired persons may download books, textbooks and newspapers in a compressed, encrypted file. They then read the material using adaptive technology, typically software that reads the book aloud (text-to-speech) and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or braille access devices, such as refreshable braille displays. https://www.bookshare.org

Books & Magazines

GLASS: Georgia Library for Accessible Statewide Services

An NLS Network library that serves eligible persons with print disabilities through recorded audio and braille books and magazines http://georgialibraries.org/glass/

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

Serves eligible persons with print disabilities through recorded audio books and magazines via digital download. https://nlsbard.loc.gov/login//NLS


American Printing House for the Blind

APH offers hundreds of products designed for people of all ages who are blind and visually impaired including recorded editions of Readers Digest and Newsweek magazines; magazines at no cost to eligible readers http://www.aph.org/



Provides service so that blind and print disabled citizens of Georgia can use a touch-tone telephone to access timely information concerning our communities, cities, nation and the world http://nfbga.org/newsline

News and Specialized programming

GARRS: Georgia Radio Reading Service

Dedicated to bringing the best in contemporary literature, periodicals, and newspapers to the visually challenged http://www.garrs.net/


Learning Ally Serves

Eligible persons with print disabilities through provision of textbooks in braille, audio or large-print https://www.learningally.org

Other sources of audiobooks or articles

GPLS E-books page



GADD: Georgia Download Destination – downloadable audiobooks

Digital Download- many devices can perform text-to-speech conversion

Some of the databases in GALILEO provide text-to-speech audio of articles and abstracts