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.