Veterans can take advantage of a program for free audio books by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.
The group circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postage-free mail or instantly downloadable. One of them, “Resources for Disabled Veterans,” was updated just last year and includes contact information for organizations that help veterans with employment and rehabilitation, financial and legal matters, physical and psychological health and more. It’s available to NLS patrons and the general public at loc.gov/nls/resources/general-resources-on-disabilities/resources-for-disabled-veterans.
NLS also has guides on topics such as travel and recreation for people who are visually impaired, accessible video games, and where to get Bibles and other sacred writings in audio, braille, and large print And if you’re a musician, or want to learn to play an instrument, NLS has the world’s largest collection of braille music scores and braille and audio music instruction and appreciation materials.
For more information, visit blogs.va.gov/VAntage/72536/free-audio-books-veterans-disabilities.
PHOTO: Vietnam veteran David Szumowski, who was left blind from his service, has benefited from NLS audio books for the blind and print disabled. (U.S. Dept. VA Vantage Point photo)