BODY WATCH : A Guide to Resources for the Disabled
With more than 44 million Americans suffering losses of vision and hearing and millions more with other disabilities, chances are you or someone you know has trouble finding and/or getting appropriate books, cassettes or videos for education or entertainment.
There is a vast network of services available to help you easily get materials, many of which are free. Here are several.
National Library Service for the Blind and
Library of Congress
1291 Taylor St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20542
Voice: (800) 424-8567 or (202) 707-5100
TDD: (202) 707-0744
Fax: (202) 707-0712
* National library network delivers recorded and Braille books and magazines, loans specially designed phonographs and cassette players.
National Assn. of the Deaf
1447 E. Main St.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29307
Voice: (800) 237-6213
TTY: (800) 237-6819
Fax: (800) 538-5636
* Free loan of more than 4,000 captioned films and videos for the deaf, hearing impaired or otherwise disabled.
National Audiovisual Center
National Technical Information Service
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, Va. 22161
* Information on government-produced materials, including slides, videotapes, 16-millimeter films, books and cassettes.
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, N.J. 08540
* Free lending library of academic textbooks on audiocassette and sale of books on computer diskette, plus specially adapted tape players and recorders. Onetime registration fee of $37.50.
National Assn. for Visually Handicapped
3201 Balboa St.
San Francisco, Calif. 94121
* Free large-print loan library for members ($40 per year).