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Additional Library Services from Talking Books
BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download
BARD provides books and magazines that have been recorded by the NLS.  These are the same books that you are able to borrow from Talking Book and Braille Services.  To avail yourself of this service you must have a computer, Internet access and a compatible audio book player.  A user ID and password are required to use BARD.
 
 
NFB-NEWSLINE
Would you like a newspaper with your morning cup of coffee? Then sit back and enjoy the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) newspaper service called NFB-NEWSLINE.  By placing a toll free telephone call you will have access to over 230 newspapers (including several in the Spanish language). Of local interest are the Oregonian, the Statesman Journal, the Eugene Register Guard, and the Oregon Associated Press newswire.  A user ID and password are required to access NFB-NEWSLINE.
 
 
Web-Braille
If you want to read Braille on-line or download your Braille reading materials at your convenience, then check out Web-Braille!
This service provides downloadable Braille books to library users with Braille embossers, refreshable Braille displays, and other Braille-aware devices.
 
Web-Braille is an Internet, web-based service that provides, in an electronic format, many Braille books, some music scores, and all Braille magazines produced by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).
 
To use Web-Braille you must have a compatible computer with an Internet connection. Users provide their own equipment and must have an e-mail address. A user ID and password are required to use Web-Braille.
 
 
Descriptive Videos
Are you a movie lover? Check out our collection of over 400 Descriptive Video titles. Descriptive videos play in any VCR, but they have a special sound track that describes the visual elements of the movie. To avail yourself of this service you must supply your own VHS video tape player.
 
 
Voter’s Guide
Vote independently!  The Secretary of State, League of Women Voters and Talking Books provides free, non-partisan, voting guides to all active   patrons over 17 years old.  These guides are available on cassette, in Braille, in large print, on CD, and on our website.  During an election year, the guides are provided for both the primary and the general elections.  If you’re interested in the voter’s guide, let us know what format will work best for you. 
 
If you are interested in signing up for any of the above services or need additional information, please go to the Talking Book and Braille Services website: http://tbabs.org or call 1-800-452-0292 and speak with a TBABS representative.