Braille & Talking Book Libraries

Access to library materials for the blind/visually impaired or those certified as unable to read normal print is provided by the Braille and Talking Book Library at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, which serves patrons in eastern and western Massachusetts, and the Talking Book Library at the Worcester Public Library, which provides services for patrons in central Massachusetts. In addition, a number of public libraries throughout the Commonwealth are designated as Access Centers and offer special assistive aids. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners also offers federal grant support to public libraries seeking to expand services to disabled residents.

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Page last updated on 12/5/2013