The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) has released a new app for iOS, which will facilitate mobile access to braille and talking books from NLS’s Braille and Audio Download (BARD) service.
With the mobile app, patrons registered with the North Dakota Talking Books library or another NLS cooperating braille and talking book library can play talking books from BARD on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. With a Bluetooth-enabled device connected to a refreshable braille display, patrons can also read BARD’s collection of braille materials. BARD contains a total of nearly 50,000 books, magazines, and music scores in both audio and braille formats.
For more information in North Dakota, contact our Talking Book Service. They’ll explain program eligibility, help eligible North Dakotan’s get registered for the talking book service and BARD, and can help registered iOS users get started with the BARD app.