ABOUT THE COLUMBUS LIBRARY FOR ACCESSIBLE SERVICES:
Are you a child or adult who can't read materials printed by conventional methods? If so, you may qualify for a free national library program that offers books and magazines in audio format and in Braille. These materials are provided by the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (NLS), to eligible persons with a visual or physical disability. All reading material and playback equipment is sent to borrowers and returned by postage-free mail.
CLASS is one of the 12 subregional talking book centers located throughout Georgia which operates through the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) and cooperating local public libraries.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE SERVICE?
- Anyone who is unable to read or handle standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical disability.
- Persons who are legally blind or cannot see well enough or focus long enough to read standard print, even with glasses.
- Persons who are unable to hold or turn pages of print books.
- Persons who are certified by a medical doctor as having a reading disability.