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Braille, Radio, Talking Books, News

As Minnesota's Accessible Reading Source, our Communication Center provides books, newspapers, magazines and other printed materials in braille, e-text, or human narrated audio formats for people who are blind, losing vision, DeafBlind or who have other disabilities that make it difficult to read print.

Live, work, read, succeed – access to information for school, work and everyday life is critical. Whether it’s a story in today’s newspaper, a textbook for class, a manual for work, or the latest book from a favorite author, we provide you with what you want to read, in a form that works for you.

We describe all that is available and explain eligibility in our application for services form.

You can search the more than 8,000 books produced at SSB by choosing the catalog link on our Library Services page.

Not sure which of our services is right for you? Would you like to browse our offerings on certain topics and get an overview of what is available? Check out our Reading Topic Highlight Guides that show samples of what we have from all of our services on specific topics. Maybe you’ll want to add another service once you see what it has to offer.

Braille, Audio, E-text Transcription

At school, work or home, we’ve got you covered with books and other printed materials transcribed into Braille, audio, or electronic text.

Radio Talking Book

This free news service broadcasts current newspapers, magazines and best-selling books 24/7.

News by Phone or on the Go

Get access to national and international news sources, job postings and TV listings, and Minnesota daily newspapers online, on mobile devices or by phone.

Library Services

We offer an extensive library of books in accessible formats. If a title isn't available in our collection or from partner groups, we'll transcribe it.

Reading Topic Highlight Guides

Check out our Reading Topic Highlight Guides that show samples of what we have from all of our services on specific topics.

About the Communication Center

Learn why we’re called "Minnesota’s accessible reading source."

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