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Disability Resource Network of BC
"The Disability Resource Network (DRN) is the provincial organization that represents individuals who provide programs and services for individuals who have disabilities, in the British Columbia Post Secondary Education system."
Websites on Visual & Print Impairment
Blindness Resource Centre
Includes information on universal access, blindness and deaf-blindness resources, Braille history and literacy, eye diseases and visual conditions, low vision resources, organizations (USA and international), research, education and more, and access to libraries, news and e-texts.
Includes career exploration, tips, technology, and mentorship. "For people who want to learn about the range and diversity of jobs performed by adults who are blind or visually impaired." From the American Foundation for the Blind.
AMI- Accessible Media Inc (Voiceprint)
Broadcasts Canadian newspaper and magazine articles to listeners. (Can also be heard at 101.5 FM in Vancouver).
Blind Readers' Page
A guide to sources of information in alternative formats (braille, recorded cassettes, large print, e-texts, web audio) accessible by people with print disabilities.
Blindness Resources on the Net
A single web page containing hundreds of links to resources of all varieties.
AccessAbility : Accessibility and Usability at Penn State
Website offers tips, techiques and information including useful links on making documents more accessible when using Google Docs and Google Drive.
provided by The American Printing House for the Blind
NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Service)
Login with your public library ID to download many DAISY and open access audiobooks.
"Acoustical liberation of books in the public domain" Mostly pre-1923 books read by volunteers.
"Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer."
Project Gutenburg- The Audio Books Project
"Project Gutenberg makes audio eBooks available for some of the same great literature available in plain text. Our listings are divided into two categories: Human-read and computer-generated audio books. These files can be very large, so are not well suited for people using a modem or other low-speed connection."
"Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom."
More contemporary though obscure (read: self-published) titles
Vancouver Public Library Outreach
Find out how to access VPL's extensive collection of audiobooks and other formats for people with print disabilities.
Subjects: ASL, Deaf & Visually Impaired
, Automotive & Heavy Duty Transport
, Basic Education
, Deaf & Hard of Hearing
, EAL (LINC & Pathways)
, Family Literacy
, Legal Assistant & Paralegal
, Office Administration
, Visually Impaired
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