Finding Books, Magazines and Other Materials
in Alternative Formats

If you do not find the books or other materials that you want in the TBBL catalog, you might want to try some of the resources listed below. Unless otherwise noted, links on this page go to external web sites.




  • Radio Reading Services: Special radio stations throughout New York State broadcast programs for blind and print-disabled people. Programs generally include readings of local and national newspapers, magazines, and sometimes books.
  • Newsline: A free service, via phone, for those who cannot read regular newsprint.

Other Documents

  • Calendars in braille, print/braille, or large print: This factsheet from NLS lists various companies that produce calendars in braille, print/braille or large print. Some are free and some must be purchased.
  • Federal Tax Forms - Many federal tax forms or publications are available from the IRS in accessible formats such as braille, text, or large print.
  • Voter's Guide - The National Federation for the Blind has produced a voter's guide for blind users. The nonpartisan guide, which is available in braille, large print, and audio, was created to promote the full participation of blind people in the election process by providing materials in accessible formats.
Last Updated: March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017