LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR REDDING RESIDENTS WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS (information from the Connecticut State Library)

The Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is a network library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.

The Library provides free mail loan of recorded and Braille books and magazines and necessary playback equipment to eligible state residents unable to read conventional print because of a visual or physical disability.

Recorded materials are provided by the National Library Service. The NLS Catalog lists these titles. Additional materials of interest to Connecticut readers are recorded by the Connecticut Volunteer Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Catalogs of these recordings are available from the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

If you would like to borrow materials from this service, please contact at the library.

Other state and national library resources that may be of interest to those with special needs include:

CRIS - Connecticut Radio Information System
The Connecticut Radio Information System is a private, non-profit organization that broadcasts, via FM radio sideband and cable TV, a program of extensive readings from newspapers and current magazines for people who, because of visual, physical, or learning disability, are unable to read the printed page for information and enjoyment.

CVSBH - Connecticut Volunteer Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Connecticut Volunteer Services for the Blind and Handicapped, Inc. (CVSBH) is a non-profit corporation that works with the Connecticut State Library's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) to record books, pamphlets, and magazines onto cassette tape for those who cannot hold or read printed material.

RFB&D - Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic is a national educational library for those with print disabilities. It contains titles in a broad variety of subjects, from literature and history to math and the sciences, at all academic levels, from kindergarten through post-graduate and professional. Anyone with a visual impairment, learning disability or other physical disability, which makes reading standard print difficult or impossible, is eligible to use the taped textbooks.