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Braille and Audio Reading Download app

The Library of Congress’s National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind and Physically Handicapped has rolled out a free app for the iPadiPhone and iPod touch that provides nearly instantaneous access to more than 50,000 booksmagazines and musical scores in audio and braille formats. The Braille and Audio Reading Download app—BARD, for short—offers children’s books, teen fiction, mystery and romance novels, in addition to classic literature and works of nonfiction.

Places to buy Braille books

That All May Read...

That All May Read . . .

We have audio books in the La Follette Library!

Students and staff can check out any of the library's CDs and Playaways.  We have many; they offer quick recreational reading for students as they learn Braille, or for any student wishing to listen to a book.

+National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Children's Braille Book Club

Free Monthly Braille Book

The American Action Fund has a program where they send out a free braille book each month for children who need them.

Subject Guide

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Erin Clark
702 Pflaum Rd.
Madison, WI 53716

Speak It!

Audio to accompany every webpage with this Chrome Extension

The Chrome Extension Announcify has been discontinued. Try "Speak It" instead!

  1. Log into Chrome
  2. Click on option box (the box with the three little horizontal lines) on the top right
  3. Select Tools: Extensions
  4. Scroll to the bottom and select "Get more extensions"
  5. Search for "Speak It"
  6. Select "Free" to download it
  7. "Add"
  8. A page will now open with options for Speak It. You can edit the speed and accent of the voice.
  9. Visit a website, highlight the text you wish to have read, and select the speaker in the top left corner.
  10. "Speak It" will read the highlighted text outloud.