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The Audio Description Project: DVDs with the DVS 2.0 audio option

List of all commercially-available DVDs with the audio option for descriptive narration.  Titles listed can be bought wherever DVDs are sold, but they are not for sale from Talking Books.

Braille Bibles International

This organization offers free copies of the Bible in Braille, large print, and audio (including on a cartridge) in a variety of translations and languages to people who are blind or visually impaired.

Digital Learn: Use a computer to do almost anything!

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, Digital Learn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.  Short tutorials teach you a variety of computer skills, including basics for Windows 8 and 10, email, Skype, internet privacy and scams, cloud storage, and more.

iBill Currency Reader

The iBill currency reader for United States bill notes is available to any and all blind or visually impaired citizens / legal residents of the United States directly from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  All qualified individuals interested in receiving a currency reader will need to complete and submit an application directly to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  Click this link to download an application, or call the Bureau of Engraving and Printing at 1-844-815-9388 and request a print copy of the application.

LDS Materials

The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints provides their Scriptures, as well as Church magazines and manuals, on digital cartridges.  Scriptures are available for a small donation, and magazines are manuals are available on a subscription basis.

Lighthouse Guild: Vision+Health

Lighthouse Guild is a not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss through coordinated vision and health services.

Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics is a bimonthly catalog that lists the audio books and magazines added to the National Library Service collection within the last two months.  Use the link above to view the current issue as well as back issues online.

Tax Assistance & Accessible Forms

Hundreds of the most popular federal tax forms and publications are available for download from IRS.gov for sight impaired individuals. These products range from PDF tax forms to Braille formats, and are accessible using screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays and voice recognition software.

The IRS also offers customer service assistance for persons who are deaf or who have hearing disabilities. People with TTY equipment may call toll-free 800-829-4059 for assistance.

People who are unable to complete their tax return because of a physical disability may get assistance from an IRS office, or through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by the IRS.  Taxpayers can find a nearby location by calling 1-800-906-9887.


Telecommunication Devices Access Program (TDAP)

The Oregon Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is offering Android and iOS tablets to qualifying Oregonians with a loss in hearing, speech, vision, mobility or cognition.  Contact the PUC with questions about your eligibility and the application process.

Xavier Society for the Blind

Since 1900, Xavier Society for the Blind has been providing Braille and audio materials for blind and visually impaired people worldwide.  Their books are mainly spiritual and inspirational, and are provided free of charge to people of all faiths and ages.