The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) offers free audio books to Wisconsin residents of all ages with print disabilities- including reading disabilities. As part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, WTBBL patrons have access to over a hundred thousand audio books, all available for immediate download or home delivery anywhere in the state. They can use a personal mobile device or a player can be provided. Whichever way they receive the service, it remains free.
In the last year, the National Library Service has expanded the list of professionals who can certify applications for people with reading disabilities to include a broader range of individuals who are familiar with the disability and work with the individual, outside of the medical field. In addition to Medical doctors, these professionals now include: reading specials, educators, librarians and school psychologists.
In addition to the materials provided, WTBBL offers programs such as the Winter Reading Challenge and Summer Reading Program to encourage reading outside of the school year. WTBBL strives to help students with print disabilities enjoy reading!