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Braille & Talking Book Library | Publications


The South Dakota Braille and Talking Book documents are available in Adobe Acrobat format exactly as it appears in print or in a Web format. First time users of the PDF format must perform a one-time only installation of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader Software Web Link to Adobe Reader Download before they will be able to read or print the document. This format is used extensively both on the Web and on this site.


Adult Application for Library Service

PDF Download of Adult Application

Child Application for Library Service

PDF Download of Child Application

Institution Application for Library Service

PDF Download of Institution Application

School Application for Library Service

PDF Download of School Application

BARD Application for Digital Library Service

Web Link to BARD online application

Descriptive Video Service Registration

PDF Download of Descriptive Video Service Registration

Learning Ally Membership for Schools and Educators

Web Link to Learning Ally, formerly RFB and D

Learning Ally Membership for Individuals and Families

Web Link to Learning Ally, formerly RFB and D

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Braille Catalog in Braille Reader Format (ZIP)

Download this zip file, and extract or expand the file (usually right click, and "Extract All").

Zipped file including BRF format of Braille Catalog

Braille Catalog in MS Excel Format

Microsof Excel download of Braille Catalog

Braille Catalog in PDF Format

PDF Download of Braille Catalog

Descriptive Video Catalog in PDF Format

PDF Download of DVS Catalog

Descriptive Video Catalog: 2016 Supplement in PDF Format

PDF Download of DVS Catalog 2016 Supplement

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General Requests

Web Link to General Request form

Magazine Order Form

Web Link to request Magazines through Braille and Talking Book

Printed Catalogs

Web Link to request Printed Catalogs through Braille and Talking Book

Textbook Order Form

PDF Download

Textbook Rebinding Form

PDF Download

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Beginning in 2010, the B&TB Program consolidated all newsletters into one, the Prairie Trails Newsletter.

Prairie Trails Newsletter and B&TB Newsletter Archives

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Promotional Resources

PDF DownloadLarge Print Bookmarks (4 up)
Printable bookmarks to be provided to large print readers. Librarians/library staff: Print on cardstock or paper and trim so that 4 bookmarks per sheet of paper will result.

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Eligibility Requirements

Individuals who cannot read or use conventional printed materials as a result of physical limitations, i.e. blind, visually limited, physically limited, cannot hold a book or turn the pages, and reading/learning disabled are by law eligible. This also includes persons in private homes, nursing homes, hospitals, schools and other institutions.

In case of reading disability from organic dysfunction, “competent authority” is defined as a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathy who may consult with colleagues in associated disciplines.

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Summer 2017 Prairie Trails Newsletter
 Volume 12, Issue 3 | Summer 2017
Articles include "Helpful Information", "First Book Discussion", "BARD Express", "Brains of Blind People", "Series Suggestions", "Headphones", "Upcoming Book Discussion", "Authors who died in 2016", "Volunteer Highlight", "10 Squared Club", "Kids News", "South Dakota Collection"

Also available in Large Print PDF PDF Download, Audio Newsletter MP3 Download

BARD LOGIN web link to n l s bard dot l o c dot gov
 National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Downloadable Books and Magazines

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