Some Helpful Websites
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic
A National non-profit agency that has some 80,000 textbooks on audiotapes. Recordings are made by humans, not machines.
Tapes must be played on machines with ½-speed and 4-track players, available free from the California State Library, or purchased from Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic.
Tapes are only available to persons with documented disabilities.
One time registration fee is $50.
Annual dues are $25.
Tapes can be shipped both ways free.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress.
NLS administers a free library program of braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers by postage-free mail through a network of cooperating libraries.
Speaking to Write
Explores the use of speech recognition software for writing by secondary students with disabilities.
The project focuses on secondary students (middle and high school) who experience significant difficulty with writing, due to physical and/or learning disabilities.
SALT Center for Learning Disabilities—University of Arizona
Provides fee-based services to students with learning disabilities.
Student Alliance on ADD
Seeks to promote a discussion between students in college with learning disabilities and those about to enter college, including study tips for students with ADD and ADHD.
LD OnLine: Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities
Information on learning disabilities, gifted, gifted/ld, learning disorders, attention deficit disorder, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, speech disorder, reading difficulties, special education, parenting, teaching, psychologists, pediatricians.