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Talking Books Plus

Application Forms

TBP application for Individuals - English [pdf]
mail, scan and email, or fax the form

TBP application for Individuals - Spanish [pdf]
mail, scan and email, or fax the form

TBP Institutional Application [pdf]
mail, scan and email, or fax the form

BARD Application
online application -
requires TBP membership

The NFB BELL Academy Program
is a 2-week program for blind or low vision children between the ages of 5 and 14 who are interested in learning Braille.

The Summer 2016 Talking Times Newsletter
A publication of Talking Books Plus and the RI Office of Library & Information Services is now available as a downloadable audio file and in print for review. Get updated on all of your reading interests and much more.

Rhode Island 2016 Summer Reading Program
Learn more about summer reading activities for children, teens and adults through your local Rhode Island public library. Register at your local public library to enjoy their programs, activities, and reading materials. Talking Books Plus has many accessible reading books appropriate for summer reading in digital audio format and in braille format. Contact us at 401-574-9310 or by email at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov.

2016 Collaborative Summer Library Program Resources
The titles are identified in accessible formats as digital books (DB) or as braille titles (BR). In addition, titles are divided by age groups - children, teens and adults. Contact us at 401-574-9310 or by email at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov to order your available and accessible reading materials. To increase your reading enjoyment, also call your public library to participate in their summer reading program.

BARD Mobile App for IOS Devices
The updated version 1.1 of the app is now available at the App Store.

Free BARD Mobile App now available for Kindle Fire Devices
The BARD Mobile application for Kindle Fire devices is now available at the Amazon Appstore.

BARD Mobile App for Android Devices
The BARD Mobile application for Android devices, version 1.0, is now available at the Google Play store.

Accessible Rhode Island
Guide to RI restaurants, libraries, cultural sites and recreational opportunities surveyed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Need help in finding materials to read? Check out the Talking Books Plus Reading Lists.

Contact Information

Talking Books Plus
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5803
Phone: 401-574-9310 TTY 711
Email: olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday