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Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library
1030 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 255-5578 (Local)
(602) 286-0444 (Fax)
talkingbooks@azlibrary.gov
http://www.azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks

Brief Description

Audio and braille books and magazines loaned for free to eligible individuals who have difficulty reading print due to vision loss, blindness, physical impairments or other reading disabilities. Sent by mail, no postage required. Audio player provided. Summer Reading Program for young readers.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 9,000
Number of staff: 20
Geographic area served: Arizona.
Publications: Talking Book News (quarterly).

Staff

Janet Fisher, Director

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Library Services
    • Provides audio talking books, talking book machines and braille service for blind, visually impaired and physically disabled persons.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • Audio and braille books and magazines plus audio player.

Members

Accessible Media Inc.

Alabama Department of Senior Services

Alaska Commission on Aging

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services: Senior and Disabilities Services

Arizona Department of Education: Exceptional Student Services

Arizona Division Aging and Adult Services

Arkansas Division of Aging and Adult Services

Audible Local Ledger

Audio Information Network of Colorado (formerly Radio Reading Service of the Rockies)

Audio Journal, Inc.

Audio Reading Service of the Allen County Public Library

Audio-Reader, Radio and Audio Service for Blind and Print-Disabled Persons

Audiovision

California Department of Aging

California Department of Education: Special Education Division

Chicagoland Radio Information Service

Colorado Commission on Aging

Colorado Department of Education Exceptional Student Services Unit

Connecticut Radio Information Systems

Connecticut State Department on Aging

Delaware Department Exceptional Children Resources

Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities

Detroit Radio Information Service

District of Columbia Office on Aging

Down East Radio Reading Service

Electronic Information and Education Service

Florida Department of Education: Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Gatewave

Georgia Division for Aging Services

Georgia Radio Reading Service

Georgia State Department of Education: Special Education Services and Supports

Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley

Guam Department of Education: Division of Special Education

Guam Division of Senior Citizens

Hawaii Department of Education: Special Education Services Branch

Hawaii Executive Office on Aging

Idaho Commission on Aging

Idaho State Department of Education: Bureau of Special Population Services

Illinois Department on Aging

Indiana Department of Education: Office of Special Education

Indiana Division of Aging

Indiana Reading and Information Services

Iowa Department on Aging

Iowa Radio Reading Information Service

Iowa State Department of Education: Special Education

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas State Department of Education: Early Childhood, Special Education, & Title Services

Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living

KPBS Radio Reading Service

Los Angeles Radio Reading Service

Louisiana Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs

Low Vision Resource Center and Owl Radio Reading Service

Maine Department of Education: Special Services

Maine Office of Aging & Disability Services

Maryland Department of Aging

Maryland State Department of Education: Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Special Education

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Metropolitan Washington Ear

Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency

Michigan Department of Education: Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services

MindsEye

Minnesota Board on Aging/Senior LinkAge Line

Minnesota Radio Talking Book Network

Mississippi Department of Education

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Missouri Division of Senior and Disability Services

Montana Office of Public Instruction: Division of Special Education

Montana Office on Aging: Senior And Long Term Care Division

Nashville Talking Library

Nebraska Aging and Disability Resource Center

Nebraska Department of Education: Special Education Office

Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division

Nevada Department of Education: Office of Special Education

New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education

New Jersey Department of Education: Office of Special Education Programs

New Jersey Department of Human Services: Division of Aging Services

New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department

New Mexico Public Education Department: Special Education Office

New York State Education Department: Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

New York State Office for the Aging

Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: Exceptional Children Division

North Dakota Aging Services Division

Ohio Department of Aging

Ohio Department of Education: Office for Exceptional Children

Oklahoma Aging Services Division

Oregon Department of Education: Office of Student Learning and Partnerships

Oregon Seniors and People with Disabilities

Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Puerto Rico Department of Education: Special Education Program

Puerto Rico Governor's Office for Elderly Affairs

Radio Reading Service of Eastern North Carolina

Radio Reading Service of Mississippi

Radio Reading Services of Greater Cincinnati

Reading Services of the Redwoods

Recording Library of West Texas

Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs

Sight Into Sound

South Carolina Department of Education: Office of Special Education Services

South Carolina Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging

South Dakota Long Term Services and Supports

South Dakota Office of Educational Services and Supports: Special Education Programs

Southern Illinois Radio Information Service

Sun Sounds of Arizona

Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

Tennessee Department of Education: Office of Special Education

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Texas Education Agency: Department of Special Populations, Division of Special Education

Tri-States Audio Information Services

Triad Information Reading Service

Triangle Radio Reading Service

Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services

Utah State Office of Education: Special Education Section

Valley Voice Reading Service for the Blind

Vermont Agency of Education: Special Education Unit

Vermont Division of Disability and Aging Services

Virginia Division for the Aging

Washington State Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services

Wisconsin Bureau of Aging & Disability Resources

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: Special Education Team

WJCT Radio Reading Service

WKAR Radio Talking Book

WLRN Radio Reading Service

WMHT Public Broadcasting

WRBH 88.3 FM Reading Radio

Written Communications Radio Service for the Print Handicapped

WUIS/WIPA Radio Information Service

WVTF Radio Reading Service

WXXI Reachout Radio

Wyoming Aging Division

WYPL-FM

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