Office of Special Education – Indiana Department of Education
Anne Davis, Director of Special Education
151 West Ohio Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
317-232-0570 | 877-851-4106 | Fax: 317-232-0589
Indiana Parents of Blind Children
Facebook Page for Indiana Parents of Blind children
Amber Hall, President | Email Amber Hall
Independent Living and Rehabilitation
Bosma Enterprises | 317-684-0600 – 888-567-3422
8020 Zionsville Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46268
NFB Training Centers
BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions) – www.BlindInc.org
Shawn Mayo, Director | 612-872-0100 | Toll Free: 800-597-9558 | Fax: 612-872-9358
100 East 22nd Street South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
National Audio of Interest
- NFB Audio Page
- nations Blind YouTube Channel
- the Nations Blind Podcast
- National Convention Banquet and other major speeches
- Full List of Presidential Audio Reports in Both English and Español
- National Convention Presidential Reports
- The Understanding of Fear and the Power of Progress (Orlando, 2016 Convention)
2017 NFB of Indiana Convention Audio
Banquet speech by Indiana national representative and Illinois President Denise Avant
Current and important NFB Initiatives
2017 NFB of Indiana scholarship applicants and winner
There’s an app for that, People share their favorite iOS apps
AIRA Glass, opening up a new world of opportunity for the blind
Bell Program, Braille Enrichment for Literacy and learning
Indiana Governors Council, funding for state and national conventions and advocacy
HR-1990, bill that could cause over 400 blind vendors to lose their livelihoods
Effectively communicating with legislators to get results
The right to Parent, legislation to ensure blind parents rights are protected
- White Cane Independence, three stories of success and overcoming fear
Electronic Access to Newspapers Books and Magazines
NFB-NEWSLINE® allows the blind, and those unable to read print, to read over 400 newspapers, magazines and online publications. Seniors can again read newspapers. Blind children can research homework. Blind professionals can converse with colleagues on relevant topics. No affiliation with any blindness organization is required. Access content via your iPhone or iPad, desktop computer or laptop, NLS player and your touchtone telephone. Anyone who cannot read printed newspapers due to blindness or a physical disability is eligible.
3737 N Meridian St Ste 202 Indianapolis, IN 46208-4369
317-653-5106 – 855-963-6476
Download The NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile App for Your iPhone or iPad
Indiana Residents Sign Up Today
- Evansville Courier & Press
- Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
- Fort Wayne Herald Times
- Indianapolis Business Journal
- Indianapolis Monthly
- Indianapolis Recorder
- Indianapolis Star
- Jeffersonville News and Tribune
- Lafayette Journal and Courier
- Muncie Star Press
- Northwest Indiana Hammond Times
- South Bend Tribune
- Terre Haute Tribune-Star
Fill out our online form to register. After your registration is processed, you’ll receive a letter containing your activation codes and instructions for how to begin reading the newspaper with NFB-NEWSLINE®.
Indiana Library Services
The Indiana State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped offers free library service to people unable to read or handle ordinary books and magazines because of a visual or physical disability. The Library provides a variety of materials on popular subjects, current events, and best sellers. Materials are available in large print and Braille. Thousands of audio books and magazines are available on digital cartridges and by downloading from the National Library Service’s BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) website. Patrons may either visit the library, browse online or have materials mailed free of charge. The library also provides players and selected accessories.
This service is administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress. | BARD | BARD Express
Talking Book & Braille Library Locations
While the Indiana State Library provides Talking Book services state wide, three Indiana public libraries also provide Talking Book services to their local communities. These libraries serve both walk-in and phone patrons, providing them with digital audiobooks and reader advisory assistance; additional services such as braille, large print, and equipment loans are still provided by the Indiana State Library. If your county is not listed below, your home library is the Indiana State Library.
Bartholomew County Public Library
536 Fifth Street Columbus, IN 47201
812-379-1277 – 800-685-0524
Serves Bartholomew, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, Floyd, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland, and Washington counties.
Evansville-Vanderburgh County Public Library
200 S.E. MLK, Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN 47713
812-428-8235 | Toll Free: 866-645-2536
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Contact Page
Serves Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.
Lake County Public Library
1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville, IN 46410
Email Lake County Public Library
Serves Lake, Jasper, LaPorte, Newton, and Porter counties
IndianaRadio Reading Services
Indiana residents within 50 miles of Indianapolis, fort Wayne and Evansville can listen to newspapers, magazines and other publications via radio reading services through the use of special radios. some broadcast on the internet. Please contact the one closest to you for more information.
Indiana Reading and Information Services (IRIS)
1630 North Meridian Street | Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 614-0404 | (877) 854-0077
Fort Wayne: Allen County Public Library Audio Reading Service
7615 DiSalle Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Evansville: WNIN FM Radio Reading Service
WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Inc. | (812) 423-2973
405 Carpenter Street Evansville, IN 47708
Member Services for books
Bookshare.org is an online library that enables members who have visual impairments, reading, or other print disabilities to legally share thousands of accessible electronic books and periodicals. An annual subscription fee is required for non-students. Bookshare Members download books and magazines in a compressed, encrypted file. They then read the material using adaptive technology, typically software that reads the book aloud (text-to-speech) and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or Braille access device. Apps are also available for iOS and Android devices.
Learning Ally, formerly RFB&D, is a national organization providing audio textbooks, library services and educational resources to those who cannot read standard print because of a visual, physical, or perceptual disability. Learning Ally specializes in textbooks and books needed in various professions. Books are produced in digital format and can be played on specialized talking book players and apps for iOS and Android phones and tablets. A membership fee is required.
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
700 Elm Street Winnetka, IL 60093-2554
(847) 446-8111 | Toll Free: (800) 323-4238
National Braille Press – 888-965-8965
88 Saint Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115-4312
National Braille Press produces a wide variety of books, including material on cooking, health, and tutorials on PC software, iPhones and iPads. Most of their publications are available in hardcopy braille, downloadable braille, Daisy audio or Microsoft Word formats.
AppleVis.com – community site for blind and low-vision users of Mac computers, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
AppleVis contains discussion forums, podcasts and reviews of the accessibility of thousands of apps for iOS and Mac.
AccessibleAndroid.com – Community of blind users of Google tablets and Android cell phones
How-to guides, podcasts and links to help you get the most out of your Android device.