The NC State Library for the Legally Blind offers downloadable talking books, magazines and braille through two services.
1. BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) is a national program through which users can borrow braille and audio books. You must apply for this service. Format: digital talking books and braille
2. NOBLE (North Carolina BARD Local) is a local service through which users can download braille and audio books, magazines, and podcasts. No application is necessary. Format: digital talking book, podcasts, digital braille
Still with low-vision, I am now an I-Pad Pro user and have recently downloaded the BARD ap to my I-Pad Pro. The BARD ap come from the NC Library for the Blind and it is their digital book collection. A low-vision user will definitely need a sighted person to help them set this up. Unfortunately, the steps to set up this ap do not seem user friendly and require many steps. Even with a sighted helper you might still need to contact the NC Libraries BARD tech support people to help with the set-up but once this has happened/ it is definitely worth the effort.
I was able to download two books that I have been wanting to read and the download happened only in a few minutes. Once the books are downloaded there is a quick and easy navigational system that is easy to learn.
I have been trying to locate and read this book for many years. The book has dense and difficult material so it is hard/ if not impossible to find a personal reader to read this book to me. I have been trying to read this book on my Clear Reader Plus but I can usually only read a few pages at a time. So now that this book has been downloaded to my BARD ap I can read this book quickly and easily.
It is a new world and I am excited to be able to finally have access to the books I want