Recorded: May 5, 2020 – In this free webinar, learn about the Talking Book Program available through the Maine State Library. The Talking Book Program is administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and provides free library services for eligible patrons, including digital books via smartphone app, NFB-Newsline newspaper services, and free matter mailings.
We will also discuss the future plans for the Talking Book service, plus other resources at the Maine State Library for individuals with print disabilities.
Chris Boynton, Director of Outreach Services, Maine State Library
- Handout – Talking Books Program at Maine State Library – MS-Word
- Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) – National Library Service (NLS)
- Music Materials Collection – NLS
- The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled – Overview
- NLS Eligibility Information
- BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download
- BARD Mobile for iOS devices – access braille and talking books from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
- BARD Mobile for Android – access talking books from your Android smartphone or tablet.
- BARD Mobile for Fire tablets – access talking books on your Amazon Fire tablet.
- BARD Mobile Application User Guide for iOS devices