Access to Information

NFB Newsline

www.nfbga.org
A service of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia, with NFB Newsline blind and print-disabled Georgians can access over 250 newspapers and magazines by phone.  With a wide variety of publications provide timely information concerning our communities, cities, nation and the world, blind and print-disabled citizens can stay connected to the social and political life of Georgia and the world, and continue to be informed, participating, contributing members of society.

Georgia Radio Reading Service

www.garrs.net
Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) is another way for Georgians with visual impairment or other print disabilities to access information. GaRRS is a non-profit closed circuit radio station whose 200 volunteer readers broadcast 150 different radio shows each month including cover-to-cover readings of magazines, newspapers, and books, population-specific programming (Seniors, Veterans and Hispanic/Latino News), public service announcements and information regarding community-support programs and activities.

Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS)

http://www.loc.gov/nls/index.html
A unit of the Library of Congress, GLASS administers a free library program of braille and recorded materials that are circulated to eligible borrowers by postage-free mail. For a Library of Congress Talking Book application you can call 1-800-248-6701 or visit them at One Margaret Mitchell Square, 4th Floor in Atlanta.  You can also contact them at glass@georgialibraries.org

Other Links

Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic www.rfbd.org

Braille Services Braille Works International, Inc. 813 654-4050. www.brailleworks.com
Provides Braille, large print materials, audiocassettes, and diskettes.

Many GDOL Career Centers and some CILs have the availability to convert electronic documents to Braille as well.

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