Paths to Literacy

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Web-Braille from NLS

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This  Fact Sheet on Web Braille is from the NLS (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress) provides an introduction to Web-Braille, which is a web-based service that provides access to thousands of braille books, magazines, and music scores produced by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress. The service also includes a growing collection of titles transcribed locally for cooperating network libraries. The Web-Braille site is password-protected, and all files are in an electronic form of contracted braille that requires the use of special equipment for access. 

It also answers many frequently asked questions, such as:

  • What is Web-Braille?
  • Who is eligible to use Web-Braille?
  • How can a specific Web-Braille book be located?
Posted on May 3, 2012
Updated on: February 20, 2018