Talking Book/VOICEcorps

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The Talking Book Program provides free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped, and reading disabled Ohioans.

Applications are available in the library or online for any eligible Ohio resident, nursing homes, senior centers, hospitals, adult day care, schools and more.

In partnership with the State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program, the Ohio Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (OLBPD) serves as the Regional Library for the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled and administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the State of Ohio by postage-free mail.

Voice Corps Reading Service, audio access to the world

VOICEcorps Reading Service enriches lives by reading printed news and information to people who are blind, have low vision, or other conditions that prevent reading. 

VOICEcorps is a free, 24/7 information-access service utilizing radio, cable, television SAP, and the internet to provide access to print for people who cannot read the printed word. Anyone who cannot read print because of a disability is eligible for our service.  VOICEcorps is the only service of its kind in Columbus, central and southern Ohio and in northwest and southeast Ohio through our affiliate broadcasters.

There are many ways to hear VOICEcorps- through an SCA radio, cable TV, or online.  Visit the listen page of the VOICEcorps website to get listening today.


Additional Resources

Want to learn more about the resources available for our blind and print disabled patrons? Visit the Online Public Access Catalog to browse available materials.

Learn more about the Consumer Advisory Committee for Ohio Library Service to the Blind and Print Disabled.

See the Disabilities Topic Guide for help finding journals, books, eBooks and other materials available at the State Library of Ohio.

The State Library and the Ohio School for the Deaf partner to provide the Deafness Outreach Collection maintained at the State Library.