Today I wanted to highlight and remember the important “National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)” [http://www.loc.gov/nls/] which seems to be an often sadly under appreciated, under promoted and overlooked resource whose increasingly worthwhile work as our population grows and ages is stated as follows:
“Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.”
From their “About” page:
“The mission of this web site is to provide program users, librarians, and the public a wide range of access to NLS publications, program information, and bibliographic data.
- NLS program users
- Potential NLS program users
- Librarians and other professionals assisting program users
- Friends and relatives assisting program users
- General public”
An intial impression of a visit to their website would lead one to believe they could use some help on several fronts.