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Read AFB Press books and the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness on your handheld reading device. Our growing selection of e-book titles is available in formats compatible with the most popular e-readers on the market today. You can also read AFB Press e-books on your computer or mobile device through the e-reader software and apps of your choice.

ASCII Download

Completely accessible text versions of AFB Press publications can be downloaded for immediate use on a computer and a variety of assistive technology devices. Files include options for accessing a publication in its entirety or chapter by chapter. Narrative descriptions of photographs, tables, and charts are also included.

Online Subscriptions

Only need your resources for a limited time? For a reduced cost, you can rent them – subscribe for one year to our books, individual chapters of books, and JVIB articles. These accessible HTML files are viewed through AFB’s online store and are accessed through your own password protected online bookshelf. This temporary ownership arrangement offers a useful alternative for students, professionals working on specific research, or families seeking information.

Video and Audio Downloads

Download select AFB Press videos and audio files of publications for immediate viewing and listening on your computer or handheld device.

Access to downloads and online resources are available through your password protected online bookshelf.