Learning Disabilities / Dyslexia


•  Books on Tape

California Specialized Media & Technology (CSMT)


Rod J. Brawley, Director
1430 North N Street, Ste. 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814
1 (916) 445-5103
1 (916) 323-9732 (fax)
rbrawley@cde.ca.gov
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/pn/sm

Large print materials, Braille materials, and some videotapes (in American Sign Language for young children) are available through this agency. These materials are all free of charge for public schools in California. Go to website and follow directions to order.


Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic

1 (800) 221-4792 (National Organization)

http://www.rfbd.org

This is a great source for textbooks (kindergarten - professional level) for those with learning disabilities and/or vision impairments. These materials are loaned to eligible individuals for $100.00 for 1st year, $35.00/year thereafter. There are over 93,000 books available and they may be borrowed for one-year then renewed if appropriate. About 20,000 books are available on cd's. Recorders for use with tapes provided by this agency can be borrowed from the "Talking Books" organization. Applications, a listing of available materials, and additional information can be obtained from the agency's web site.


Talking Books - National Library Service

(Administered through the Braille Institute)

1 (800) 808-2555

http://www.braillelibrary.org

This is a great source for books and periodicals for those with learning disabilities and/or vision impairments. Many titles are available on cassettes, records, or in Braille, and the material may be borrowed for three months then renewed if appropriate. Tape players can be borrowed for use with tapes provided by this agency. Applications, a listing of available materials, and additional information can be obtained from the agency's web site.


Cross-Reference: Disability-Related General Information & ServicesEducational Services