OTBS

Oakland Talking Books Service @ RHPL
Rochester Hills Public Library - 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307
Call us at (248) 650-7150 or (800) 774-4542

Internet Resources for Technology

  • Access World  technology for people who are blind or visually impaired by the American Foundation for the Blind
  • Blind Bargains  online resource for locating used assistive technology and equipment
  • Blind Cool Tech  Blind Cool Tech is a podcast that brings some fun, education, and variety into your mp3 player. The show provides interviews, brings you along on sound seeing tours, and discusses life and cool technology.
  • Flying Blind, LLC  resource for location of used technology or products, tech tips or their weekly newsletter about assistive technology and a magazine on the latest reviews on assistive technology for blindness
  • NVDA nonvisual desktop access is a free open source screen reader for MIcrosoft Windows operating system providing feedback via synthetic speech and braille which enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows.
  • Serotek  low-cost screen reader
  • Web Anywhere  free web browser that works on any computer running windows

 

Downloadable Digital Resources

  • Bookshare an accessible and downloadable library for people with print disabilities. This service is free for students K through continuing education.
  • Learning Ally (formerly known as Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic)  this collection of more than 75,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles – downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices for those who cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities.