December 2, 2013
People who are blind, visually impaired or have a physical disability may now download audio and Braille books to their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, if they are registered* with the Columbus Library for Accessible Services for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Library of Congress, free library services. BARD contains nearly 50,000 books, magazines and music scores in audio and Braille formats, with new selections added daily.
The BARD Mobile app is now available through Apple’s online app store. The app, which is free, allows readers to download audio and Braille books from their NLS BARD accounts offered through CLASS and other regional cooperating libraries. BARD Mobile will operate on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3 or later.
For Frequently asked questions visit: https://nlsbard.loc.gov/FAQ.html.
*Access to the BARD website is restricted to eligible readers. You will need a login ID and password. If you do not have them, review the criteria for participation in the BARD application instructions on the BARD website and request an account if you qualify.