January is National Braille Month

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped makes it possible for Americans living with visual impairment to enjoy a good book, magazine and even music scores. http://www.loc.gov/nls/ We celebrate the birthday of Louis Braille on January 4. Louis Braille is the inventor of the Braille system, which is a system of reading and writing used by people who are visually impaired or blind.

Talking Books is a free library service available to U.S. residents and citizens living abroad whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicap makes it difficult to read a standard printed page. Local cooperating libraries throughout the United States mail NLS audio books, magazines, and audio equipment directly to enrollees at no cost. Braille books and magazines are also available to patrons at no cost. Find out more about Talking Books: https://www.nlstalkingbooks.org/talkingbooksform/.

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