oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services


Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

A view of the digital studio's computer with a volunter in the audio booth.

The Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides free services to Oklahomans who are blind or visually impaired and those with reading disabilities or physical limitations that make it difficult to use standard print.

Thousands of books, textbooks and periodicals in recorded and braille formats, and playback equipment are available to library patrons at no charge.

A photo of the new digital book cartridge.
The latest technology to come to those who are blind is the new digital format, which stores an entire audio book on one device the size of a cassette.
 

The Library provides textbooks and other instructional materials in braille and other accessible formats for students with visual impairments in kindergarten through grade 12, as long as funds are available to meet the requests. For more information visit the Accessible Instructional Materials Center page.

The Hill is the Library's award-winning sensory garden and walking path designed with special features for people with disabilities, including a tactile map in braille and materials chosen for fragrance and texture. The garden was built and is primarily maintained with grant funds.

The Library, operated by the Division of Visual Services, is part of the national network of libraries affiliated with the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Oklahomans for Special Library Services (OSLS) is an active organization which supports the work of the library.

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Play Video: Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Produce Digital Audio Book OETA's OKC Metro

Watch OETA's "OKC Metro" segment feature OLBPH Director, Paul Adams and Volunteer Nancy Cheper

Transcript of video: Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Produce Digital Audio Book

Play video: Word ChangePublic Service Announcement

Watch the public service announcement about OLBPH called "Words Change"

Transcript of video: "Words Change"