The Texas Talking Book Program is a free, statewide library service for people of all ages with qualifying physical, visual or reading disabilities. Books and magazines are available in large print, braille and digital audio. A digital talking book machine is provided free on loan, and all materials travel through the mail postage-free. Alternately, subscribers to the service may use the free mobile app to read audio and braille books on smart phones or tablets.
A brief application is required, including a section for a certifying authority. Applications are available in English and in Spanish. If a school has at least one student who qualifies for the program, the school can set up service so that materials are available for qualifying students in the classroom as well as at home.
The Talking Book Program also offers a free Disability Information and Referral Center to provide disability and health-related information on the national, state and local level. The Talking Book Program does not include textbooks but can provide books for required and recreational reading.
For more information, visit texastalkingbooks.org. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or call 512-463-5458.