[Pibe-division] Free Braille Books-Where to go to get Books

Dr. Denise M. Robinson dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 19 10:16:50 CDT 2011

There are many options when it comes to finding and getting braille books.

For Free Braille books, go to Seedlings Braille Books for Children
They offer 2 Free braille books per year through their Angel program. 
Otherwise they offer very low cost braille books for your children.

If you want to create your own braille or audio books, you can download 
books from bookshare.org, where school children can sign up for free. 
Bookshare offers thousands of books at your fingertips. You can download
 Victor Reader Soft, from their site, which is free audio software. When
 you download your books, you will download them in daisy format to be 
played on Victor Reader Soft right from your computer. Sign up and get 
your child registered. 

Bookshare offers braille book downloads also. If you have braille software such as Duxbury Braille Translation software you can download books in the .brf format and have them open in 
braille. Combine this with a braille display and your child can read the book from their computer. If they are blessed with an adaptive laptop 
such as a Braille Note then the file can be saved to a thumb drive and loaded onto the Braille Note, or the Braille Note can go online and download it directly from 
Bookshare and can be read in the bookreader of the Braille Note.

National Braille Press also offers books, some for purchase and others for free.

But never forget about your state book and braille library. This is a 
free book loan program in your state for braille and audio books. For 
more books than you can dream of, go to the largest braille library 
source in the country: Utah State Library for the Blind and Disabled
If you go there, they will have a host of other information and where to
 go and get more braille books and materials. Your state library can 
help you get books from this resource if you do not happen to live in 
the loan area for books from them.

Web Braille is the National Library of Congress loaded with 
thousands of braille books for download also. When you sign up for 
services you will go to their download section of Braille Books which will require you to have a username and password. There you will 
find a plethora and myriad of braille books at your fingers tips also.

So here are a few options to get you going. For more information on educating your child based on experience and years of education, visit yourtechvision.com and ask questions that you need answers too.
Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D. 
CEO, TechVision
Specialist in blind technology/teaching/training
email:  yourtechvision at gmail.com
Website with hundreds of lessons: yourtechvision.com 
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