The most common need for those new to vision loss is reading again. Luckily there are large-print, audio, and braille book services, radio reading and news services, and volunteer readers available. Your local library is often a great first stop for many reading resources. Call to learn about hours, applications, and more information.
Accessible educational, workplace and independent living resources for the blind/visually impaired.
Free audio magazine offering articles, stories, poems, essays and interviews read by human voices.
Free braille, large print, and audio book library service for people with a disability that prevents them from reading regular print. Postage-Free mail or downloadable. Call your local library for services.
Top articles of the week. Call to subscribe.
Free radio reading service of local and national newspapers, job and TV listings, weather alerts and more. Computer voice. Phone app available as well.
Free religious, spiritual, and inspirational reading materials in braille and audio.
Free human voice local and national newspapers, public service announcements, listing of local live theatre, audio descriptions, and more.
NLS program access point. Also have technology training for DC residents with vision impairments. Washington Volunteer Readers for the Blind (WVRB) program found here.
NLS program access point for Maryland residents.
NLS program access point for Alexandria residents. Located at Charles E. Beatley Library, 2nd Floor.
NLS program access point for Arlington Co. residents. Located at Quincy Street Library.
NLS program access point for Fairfax Co. residents. Located at Fairfax Co. Government Center, Suite 123.