Library Services for People with Visual and Physical Handicaps

The Voices of Vision Talking Book Center serves eligible readers in a twelve county area: Boone, Cook (except Chicago), DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, and Will counties. The center provides free library service to persons unable to read or use conventional print material due to a visual or physical disability. There is no cost to eligible readers.  There is an application process for the service.

The service provides many types of popular fiction and nonfiction. Formats and related services include:

• Books on talking book audio cassettes and in digital format and the playback equipment needed to listen to them

• Braille books

• Recorded and braille magazines

• Recorded and braille books and magazines for children

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