Posted November 17, 2007

Do you know someone who loves to read, but can’t anymore because they have lost their eyesight?

The National Library Service (for the Blind and the Physically Handicapped), Library of Congress has a national network of libraries that can send eligible borrowers in the U.S. audio materials via postage-free mail.
In addition to books, they also offer magazines and musical scores.  They also provide the playback equipment.  Those that are hard of hearing may also be eligible for an amplifier for the head phones!

I have met many seniors that loved to read, but can’t enjoy this past time anymore because of macular degeneration or blindness.  So they end up listening to the television all day.  I think this is a great idea, and I actually found out about it when I was reading my copy of AARP magazine.  (Don’t all 37 year old’s read that?)

For more information, visit their website at or call 1-888-NLS-READ (1-888-657-7323)

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