Braille accommodations

The library offers various services and tools to accommodate vision-impaired people of all ages. 

The library provides various services to accommodate individuals of all ages with print disabilities including vision assistive devices and a collection that consists of audio books, digital audio books, ebooks, large print books, and books in braille. We’re also able to connect individuals to additional services offered by the State Library of Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library.

Recommended resources

Search the catalog

Access materials in various formats including digital audiobooks, ebooks, audiobooks, large print, and braille.

AUDIOBOOKS

Browse the library’s audiobook collections for immediate downloading to your computer or device.

AUDIBLE

Stream audio books with Audible from Amazon. This resource is currently available for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library

The Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library, a division of the State Library of Oregon, is a free library for any Oregonian with a print disability, which includes visual, physical, and reading impairments. All lending is done free through the mail or via download. To learn more about the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library please call 800-452-0292, email talkingbooks.info@state.org.us or contact your local library branch.

Paths to Literacy

This resource is a result of a partnership between Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The information on this site ranges from a basic overview of literacy to various stages of development and special challenges, as well as an exploration of different media (print, braille, auditory strategies).

Vision assistive devices

Check out an LED page magnifier
MagniPros Page Magnifier
The MagniPros 3X large LED page magnifier available for check out as part of the Library of Things collection. It has an optical grade lens that measures 4.5"x 7" and magnifies up to 300 percent. view availability
In-library us desktop magnifier
desktop magnifier
The Merlin Enhanced Vision Device, a desktop magnifier, is available for in-library use at the Grants Pass branch. To use in-library use devices, visit the Information desk and talk to one of our friendly volunteers.
Yellow high-contrast keyboard
yellow contrast keyboard
The yellow high-contrast keyboard with oversized black keys is available for in-library use at the Grants Pass branch. To use in-library use devices, visit the Information desk and talk to one of our friendly volunteers.