Free Audio Books for Veterans with Disabilities
Through its national network of cooperating libraries, the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postage-free mail or instantly downloadable.
The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS). NLS serves people who are blind or have low vision, as well as serving people with physical disabilities–people who have had a stroke, for example, or have suffered a traumatic brain injury–that makes it difficult to read regular print.
Through its national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postage-free mail or instantly downloadable. NLS provides playback equipment for audiobooks received in the mail, and there’s an app that makes listening to downloaded books on smart devices a cinch.
Better yet, it’s all free! And by law, Veterans–whether or not their visual impairment or disability is service-related–go to the front of the line at NLS.
NLS produces guides on a variety of topics of interest to people who are blind or disabled. One of them, Resources for Disabled Veterans, was updated just last year and includes contact information for organizations that help Veterans with employment and rehabilitation, financial and legal matters, physical and psychological health, and more.
It’s available to NLS patrons and the general public at www.loc.gov/nls/resources/general-resources-on-disabilities/resources-for-disabled-veterans/.
NLS also has guides on topics such as travel and recreation for people who are visually impaired, accessible video games, and where to get Bibles and other sacred writings in audio, braille, and large print.
Access NLS resources at https://www.loc.gov/nls/
Help support our disabled veteran support programs through our car donation program: https://disabledvetscardonation.org.