ABOUT OUR SERVICES
The Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides free services to Oklahomans who
are blind or visually impaired. Those with reading disabilities or physical limitations that make it difficult to use standard print also qualify for our services.
The Library provides books, magazines and other materials in audio formats as well as the audio equipment needed to read these materials. There is no cost for library services and no charge to mail the materials back to the library.
Recorded materials are available on digital talking-book cartridges and audiocassettes. Both digital and cassette recordings require specially designed playback equipment which is loaned free to eligible individuals and institutions. Only headphones and amplified headphones with miniplugs will work with the digital player.
APPLICATIONS FOR LIBRARY SERVICEApplication for Individuals
The following persons are eligible for service: Residents of the United States, including territories, insular possessions, the District of Columbia, and American citizens living abroad.
1. Blind persons whose visual acuity, as determined by competent authority, is 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting lenses, or whose widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees.
2. Other physically handicapped persons are eligible as follows:
a. Persons whose visual disability, with correction and regardless of optical measurement, is certified by competent authority as preventing the reading of regular printed material.
b. Persons certified by competent authority as unable to read or unable to use regular printed material because of physical limitations.
c. Persons certified by competent authority as having a reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction and of sufficient severity to prevent reading regular printed material in a conventional manner.