People with reading disabilities may enroll for talking book services – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

MARQUETTE — October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and earlier this year, the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled implemented a change to make it easier for people with reading disabilities to enroll in talking book services. 
Now reading specialists, educators, librarians and school psychologists may certify the eligibility of applicants with reading disabilities, such as dyslexia.
Great Lakes Talking Books in Marquette is part of a national network of National Library Service outreach and advisory centers. Great Lakes Talking Books serves residents of all ages in the Upper Peninsula and Alpena and Crawford counties in the Lower Peninsula. Great Lakes Talking Books provides a free braille and talking book library service, circulating books and magazines in braille and audio formats that are instantly downloadable to a personal device, such as iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle Fire, using the BARD Mobile app or delivered by mail free of charge.
Individuals are eligible for service provided they meet any of the following criteria:
Applicants or caregivers may call to apply by phone. Applications may also be submitted online at by doctors of medicine or osteopathy, ophthalmologists, optometrists, psychologists, registered nurses, therapists, or professional staff of hospitals, institutions, and public or welfare agencies, such as educators, social workers, caseworkers, counselors, rehabilitation teachers, certified reading specialists, school psychologists, superintendents or librarians.
For more information, contact Tonia Bickford of Great Lakes Talking Books, Superiorland Library Cooperative at (906) 228-7697, ext. 0 or [email protected]