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Free Books for the Print-Disabled! If you have a disability that interferes with reading printed text then all of these books can be instantaneously available in your browser or via protected download.

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Individuals

  1. If you would like to apply for access (it is free), fill in this form to contact the Vermont Mutual Aid Society.
  2. If you are affiliated with any of these organizations, please contact them, and they can help you qualify your archive.org account.
  3. If you are already a qualified user of the online services below, you can link your account by selecting the appropriate service and filling in the information requested. Please only submit one at a time.

    BARD (National Library Service)

    The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), of the Library of Congress, provides services to residents of the United States with disabilities by providing them with alternate formats of their readings. The BARD service of the NLS offers qualified NLS patrons online access to special-format materials.

    (Your Internet Archive email address will be used to login to the BARD system. The two emails must match.)

    Bookshare

    Bookshare is an on-line reading service for people with dyslexia, learning disabilities, blindness, low vision, retinitis pigmentosa, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers. To use Bookshare, readers must have a qualifying disability.

    (Your Internet Archive email address will be used to login to the Bookshare system. The two emails must match.)

    ACE Portal (Ontario, Canada)

    The ACE (Accessible Content E-Portal) is a service from Ontario Council of University Libraries that supports users with print-disabilities at participating universities in Ontario, Canada by providing access to library books in accessible formats. To find out which universities are participants, please refer to the list of schools on this page.

Organizations

If you are an organization that serves the print-disabled, including schools, libraries, and hospitals, please apply to become a Qualifying Authority in order to grant access to your print-disabled community.

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Free Books for the Print-Disabled! If you have a disability that interferes with reading printed text then all of these books can be instantaneously available in your browser or via protected download.

Want access?

Individuals

  1. If you would like to apply for access (it is free), fill in this form to contact the Vermont Mutual Aid Society.
  2. If you are affiliated with any of these organizations, please contact them, and they can help you qualify your archive.org account.
  3. If you are already a qualified user of the online services below, you can link your account by selecting the appropriate service and filling in the information requested. Please only submit one at a time.

    BARD (National Library Service)

    The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), of the Library of Congress, provides services to residents of the United States with disabilities by providing them with alternate formats of their readings. The BARD service of the NLS offers qualified NLS patrons online access to special-format materials.

    (Your Internet Archive email address will be used to login to the BARD system. The two emails must match.)

    Bookshare

    Bookshare is an on-line reading service for people with dyslexia, learning disabilities, blindness, low vision, retinitis pigmentosa, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers. To use Bookshare, readers must have a qualifying disability.

    (Your Internet Archive email address will be used to login to the Bookshare system. The two emails must match.)

    ACE Portal (Ontario, Canada)

    The ACE (Accessible Content E-Portal) is a service from Ontario Council of University Libraries that supports users with print-disabilities at participating universities in Ontario, Canada by providing access to library books in accessible formats. To find out which universities are participants, please refer to the list of schools on this page.

Organizations

If you are an organization that serves the print-disabled, including schools, libraries, and hospitals, please apply to become a Qualifying Authority in order to grant access to your print-disabled community.


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