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WEB-BRAILLE

What is WEB-BRAILLE?
How do eligible individuals or institutions sign up for Web-Braille service?

What is WEB-BRAILLE?

Web-Braille is an Internet, web-based service that provides, in an electronic format, many braille books and braille magazines that are produced by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). The Web-Braille site is password-protected and all files are in an electronic form of grade 2 Braille, a format requiring the use of special equipment for access.

How do eligible individuals or institutions sign up for Web-Braille service?

To register for Web-Braille, eligible program users must first contact their cooperating network library (LBPH) and provide the library with an e-mail address and a six-to-eight-character password. When the subscription is activated, the new subscriber will receive access instructions by e-mail.

Links to Web-Braille books are included in the NLS online catalog. This catalog is located at www.loc.gov/nls To retrieve Web-Braille titles only, put the words "web braille" (as two words with no hyphen) in the "key word" field. The results list will contain a link to each volume of a Web-Braille title. When a Web-Braille volume is selected, the user will be prompted for a Web-Braille user ID and password (see above).