The following persons are
eligible for service: Residents of the United States, including territories,
insular possessions, the District of Columbia, and American citizens living
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.
Nursing homes, libraries, hospitals and schools for the blind or
physically handicapped may borrow equipment and reading materials for use by
eligible patrons in either a group setting or for individual use. The
institution is responsible for keeping a record of the serial numbers of all
machines assigned to the institution. Eligible residents, not the institution,
are responsible for equipment borrowed directly using individual application.
Public or private schools where handicapped students are
enrolled must submit an institutional application as well as individual
applications for each student accompanied by certification of eligibility for
In cases of reading disability from organic dysfunction, certification must
be made by a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy who may consult with
colleagues in associated disciplines.
Please print, fill out
completely, and mail to:
Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
300 N.E. 18th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105