Library and Book Services

American Printing House for the Blind (http://www.aph.org/) Provides books, writing and drawing aides, maps, etc., for people with severe visual impairments.

Books for Children and Young Adults about Individuals with Special Needs: A Selective Bibliography from the Teaching Resources Center at UNCG (http://trc.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Understanding-disABILITIES-Through-Childrens-Literature.pdf )

Bookshare (http://www.bookshare.org)

A site of downloadable books for children and adults with severe visual impairments. The site includes many new books and several in Spanish.Children’s Disabilities Information (http://www.childrensdisabilities.info)Articles and resources empowering parents of children with disabilities and special needs.Cleveland (OH) Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (http://cpl.org/thelibrary/ohio-library-for-the-blind-physically-disabled/)Come On In! Project (http://old.skokielibrary.info/s_kids/kd_COI/index.asp)Offers specialized services, programs, and resources for families and for educators who care for children of varying abilities. The Youth Services staff invites and encourages children with special needs to Come On In! and enjoy the library. Directory of Disability Resource Libraries (http://uscm.med.sc.edu/cdr/otherlibraries.asp) Locates Disability Resource Libraries across the country.

Free (mostly classics) Digital Books (http://www.fictionwise.com/home.html)

Learning Ally (http://www.learningally.org/)

Textbooks in alternative formats.

National Braille Press (http://www.nbp.org)

Provides print/Braille books for kids.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Materials for Qualified Individuals (http://www.loc.gov/nls)

South Carolina Talking Books (http://sctalkingbook.org/) Tarheel Reader (http://tarheelreader.org)“… a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics…Each book can be speech-enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces…” Pictures are provided which users can use to write personalized books.

Ten Picture Book Authors Every Childcare Provider Should Know (https://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=174)

The Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs (http://www.bklynlibrary.org/childs-place)

University of South Carolina Center for Disability Resources Library (http://uscm.med.sc.edu/cdrhome/)