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Reading Materials in Large Print: A Resource Guide

Issued 2005


Selected Sources of Large-Print Materials

Selected Classic Titles

Selected Newbery Award Winners

Selected Bibliography, 2000-2005

Selected Internet Resources


This reference circular presents selected sources of large-print materials for purchase or loan. The sources are United States publishers or distributors, specialized libraries, and associations for persons with visual impairments. Several of these sources also provide general information about low vision. Type is measured in points from the bottom of the lowest letter (for example, the tail of the letter "y") to the tallest capital; type one-inch high measures 72 points. Most adult books are set in 10- to 12-point type, newspapers are often 8-point, and some editions of the Bible are in 6-point type. The minimum size for large-print materials is 14-point type. Large-print materials are most commonly available in 16- to 18-point type. This reference circular is in 14-point type. When known, point size is included

Large-print materials are easiest to read if they are printed with heavy leading (spacing between the lines of print), wide margins, simple type, and non-glossy paper

Samples of type

This is 12-point type

This is 14-point type

This is 16-point type

This is 18-point type

This is 24-point type

This is 30-point type

Many states have agencies for the blind with a store that sells large-print materials such as dictionaries, calendars, clocks, games, and playing cards. Many public libraries have large-print collections or are able to provide large-print materials through interlibrary loan. Magazines in Special Media, www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/magazines.html, lists magazines in large print, as well as other special formats. Bibles and Other Sacred Writings in Special Media, www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/bibles.html, lists Bibles and sacred texts in large print, as well as other special formats. Facts: 2005 Calendars, www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/calendars2005.html, lists calendars in large print and in braille. All above mentioned publications are available free upon request from the Reference Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542


Selected Sources of Large-Print Materials

Selected Classic Titles

Selected Newbery Medal Winner Titles

Selected Bibliography, 2000-2005

Selected Internet Resources

Selected Sources of Large-Print Materials

Academic Therapy Publications
High Noon Books
20 Commercial Boulevard
Novato, CA 94949
fax sales@academictherapy.com www.academictherapy.com/support/hnb_intro/index2.tpl

Fiction and non-fiction for students in upper elementary and junior high school who read substantially below grade level. Type size and line spacing are adjusted to reading level; low first-grade reading level Sound Out Chapter Books are in 22-point type. $19 for a set of five or six books

ACT (formerly American College Testing Program)
Services for Students with Disabilities
P.O. Box 168
Iowa City, IA 52243-0168
(319) 337-1510 standard-time national testing with accommodations
(319) 337-1851 extended-time national testing with accommodations
(319) 337-1332 non-national special testing
(319) 337-1701 TTY

Reasonable accommodations appropriate to a student's disability, including a large-print test booklet. Has established policies regarding documentation of the disability and the process for requesting accommodations

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
Attention: Special Needs
P.O. Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
(212) 870-3400
(212) 870-3137 fax
orders@aa.org www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/

Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in English and in Spanish. Also, Living Sober, Came to Believe, As Bill Sees It, A.A. for the Older Alcoholic, and The A.A. Service Manual. Each title is in 14-point type. $.15-$6.80. Web site is available in English, French, and Spanish

American Bible Society (ABS)
1865 Broadway
New York, NY 10023-7505
(212) 408-1200
800-322-4253 (800-32-BIBLE)
www.americanbible.org/ and
www.bibles.com/ (ABS store)
American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
1839 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 895-2405
(502) 899-2274 fax

Primarily elementary and high school textbooks with some leisure reading material; resources for parents and professionals; and children's magazines: Current Events (weekly), Current Science (biweekly), and My Weekly Reader (weekly). The Louis Database of Accessible Materials for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired lists the location information for more than 180,000 titles in special format, including large print. Various prices

Baha'i Service for the Blind
P.O. Box 463
Ludington, MI 49431

Baha'i literature, with two titles in Spanish, in 16-point type. $.50-$32.50

Baker & Taylor
2550 West Tyvola Road, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 998-3100
(704) 998-3316 fax

A distribution service for retailers and public, school, and academic libraries offering fiction and nonfiction titles from major large-print publishers. Call for pricing

BBC Audiobooks America
One Lafayette Road, Box 1450
Hampton, NH 03843-1450
(603) 929-3890 fax

Galaxy paperback books and Chivers and Live Oak Media read-along stories in large-print-book and cassette combinations for ages four to nine. $16.95-$24.95

Bethany House Publishers
11400 Hampshire Avenue
South Minneapolis, MN 55438
(612) 829-2500
(612) 829-2768 fax

Christian fiction and inspiration in 16-point type. $16.99-$19.99

Big Type Company
W136 N5265 Campbell Court
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 783-6599 fax

Calendar, address book, and check register. $6.50-$15.50

Blindskills, Inc.
P.O. Box 5181
Salem, OR 97304-0181
(503) 581-4224
(800) 860-4224
(503) 581-0178 fax
info@blindskills.com www.blindskills.com/

Dialogue magazine, quarterly, $28/year for readers who are legally blind, $40 for others; Connie's Kitchen cookbook, $20; and Job Hunting Resources for People with Vision Impairments, $10. Each title is in 14-point type

Braille Bible Foundation
P. O. Box 948307
Maitland, FL 32794-8307
(407) 834-3628
(407) 834-9953 fax

King James version in 18-point and 24-point type. Free to individuals with a documented visual disability

Braille Circulating Library
2700 Stuart Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 359-3743

Religious materials, including sermons, Christian fiction, inspiration, Bible studies, music, and biography, are loaned for a six-week period

Broadman & Holman Publishers
127 Ninth Avenue North, MSN 114
Nashville, TN 37234
800-448-8032 consumers
800-458-2772 churches
(615) 251-3914 fax consumers
(615) 251-5944 fax churches

KJV (King James) Super-Giant-Print Reference Bible, 18-point type, $29.99-$49.99, and RVR (Spanish language Reina Valera) 1960 Super-Giant-Print Reference Bible, 18-point type, $32.99-$53.99

Center Point Large Print
P.O. Box 1
Thorndike, ME 04986-0001
(207) 568-3717
(207) 568-3727 fax

Adventure, fiction, mystery, romance, nonfiction, and westerns. $25.95-$31.95, call for information about standing order plans

Christian Book Distributors (CBD)
P.O. Box 7000
Peabody, MA 01961-7000
(978) 977-5000
800-247-4784 (800-CHRISTIAN)
(978) 977-5010 fax

A distribution service for Christian publishers, including super-giant-print Bibles from Broadman and Holman and fiction and nonfiction from Bethany House, Walker Large Print, and others. Various prices

Christian Record Services, Inc. and National Camps for Blind Children
4444 South 52nd Street
Lincoln NE 68516-1302
(402) 488-0981
(402) 488-7582 fax

Bibles and correspondence courses with Bible study guides. Lifeglow and Young and Alive, quarterly magazines in 22-point type. Free

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Salt Lake Distribution Center
1999 West 1700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
The College Board Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
P.O. Box 6226
Princeton, NJ 08541-6226
(609) 771-7137
(609) 882-4118 TTY
(609) 771-7944 fax

Appropriate accommodations, such as large-print materials, for students with disabilities who take College Board tests: the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement (AP) tests, and the Preliminary SAT. Has established policies regarding documentation of the disability and the process for requesting accommodations

Concordia Publishing House
3558 South Jefferson
St. Louis, MO
(314) 268-1268
Doubleday Large Print Book Club
Doubleday Direct, Inc. Member Services
1225 South Market Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Bestsellers, Christian fiction, classics, contemporary female fiction, fiction, historical fiction, mystery, reference, romance, and thrillers. $5.99-$19.99

Dover Publications
Customer Care Department
31 East Second Street
Mineola, NY 11501-3852
(516) 294-7000
(516) 742-6953 fax

Classics, including poetry and short stories, in 16-point type. $5.95-$14.95

Educational Testing Service (ETS) Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054
(609) 771-7780
(609) 771-7714 TTY
(609) 771-7165 fax

Appropriate accommodations, such as large-print materials, for students with disabilities who take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test and Subject Tests. Has established policies regarding documentation of the disability and the process for requesting accommodations

General Educational Development (GED)Testing Service
American Council on Education
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036-1163
(202) 939-9490

Accommodations in testing, such as large-print tests and extended time, are available for adults with documented physical and learning disabilities

39 Seminary Hill Road
Carmel, NY 10512

Guideposts magazine, monthly, $16.97/year in the United States, $18.97/year in Canada, and the devotional Daily Guideposts, $9.95

Guild for the Blind
180 North Michigan Avenue, #1700
Chicago, IL 60601-7463
(312) 236-8569
(312) 236-8128
fax info@guildfortheblind.org

Address book, check register, date book, playing cards, and wall calendar. $3-$15

Harper Large Print
10 East 53d Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 207-7000 orders@harpercollins.com

Classics, fiction, and nonfiction. $16-$26.95

Harvard Ranch Publishing
Box 488
Salida, CO 81201
800-815-9533 (509) 272-1196 fax

Favorite Hymns, Verses from the Bible, and A Walk in the Garden (inspirational words). Each title is in 48-point type. $9.95 each

Health Communications, Inc.
3201 SW 15th Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 360-0909
(954) 360-0034 fax
Horizons for the Blind
2 North Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 444-8800
Houghton Mifflin Company
Dictionary Editorial Department
222 Berkeley Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 351-5000
(617) 351-1116 fax

The Large-Print American Heritage Dictionary. $18

Huge Print Press
North Central Plaza I, Suite 416
12655 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243
(972) 701-8288

Bestsellers, classics, children's literature, drama, mystery, philosophy, poetry, religion, romance, and sports. Books can be customized from 16- to 44-point type, with additional point sizes available upon request. Prices vary based on size of type and binding

Independent Living Aids
P.O. Box 9022
Hicksville, NY 11802-9022
(516) 937-3906 fax
2423 West March Lane, Suite 200
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 478-7075
(209) 478-7074 fax

Children's books at various grade levels in literature, mathematics, and social studies. Fiction, magazines, tax forms and manuals, textbooks, and workbooks can be customized at any point size upon request. $35-$673

International Bible Society
P. O. Box 35700
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3570
(719) 867-2700
(719)-488-0870 fax

NIV Giant-Print Bible, 14-point type, $12.99, $13.99, and NIV Super-Giant-Print Bible, 18-point type, $17.99

JBI International (formerly The Jewish Braille Institute of America)
110 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 889-2525
(212) 689-3692 fax

Lending library of fiction and nonfiction in English; free liturgical and life-cycle materials, including the Five Books of Moses, Haftarot, Haggadahs, and Daily and Sabbath Prayer Book; and Jewish educational materials

The Jewish Heritage For The Blind
P.O. Box 336
1655 East 24th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 338-4999
888-225-5542 (888-CALL-JHB) or
(718) 338-0653 fax

Liturgical materials, including prayer books, weekday Torah readings, Passover Haggadah, and Grace after Meals. Free with a note from an eye-care professional explaining the visual disability

The Johns Hopkins University Press
2715 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-4363
(410) 516-6900
(410) 516-6968 fax
Large Print Book Company
P.O. Box 970
Sanbornville, NH 03872-0970
(603) 569-4125
(603) 569-0433 fax

Classics in softcover. Mystery and romance in both hardcover and softcover. Each title is in 16-point type. $16.95-$28.95

The Large Print Bookshop
P.O. Box 5375
Englewood, CO 80155
(303) 721-7511
(303) 721-7512 fax

Biography, classics, fiction, history, hobbies, humor, mystery, puzzle books, religion, romance, science fiction, westerns, and children's literature. $6.-$30

Large Print Press
P.O. Box 9187
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
800-877-4253 customer service
800-223-1244, ext. 15 product questions gale.galeord@thomson.com

Bestsellers in paperback. $12.95-$15.50

Large Print Publishing Company
103 Forest Glen
West Springfield, MA 01089-1994
(413) 739-0894
(413) 731-9156 fax

Crossword puzzle and trivia books in 14- to 16-point type. Various prices

Library Reproduction Service (LRS)
14214 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061-9931
(310) 354-2610
(310) 354-2601 fax

Fiction; classics for adults and children; reference materials, including English-language and foreign-language dictionaries; textbooks and related workbooks and manuals; and a large-print reproduction service for titles not listed in the catalog. $30.99-$493

LS&S Group
P.O. Box 673
Northbrook, IL 60065
(847) 498-9777
866-317-8533 TTY
(847) 498-1482 fax
Lutheran Blind Mission
Lutheran Library for the Blind
7550 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 918-0415

Books, including biography, Christian life, and fiction, are loaned free of charge and sent through the mail. Free magazine subscriptions for adults and children and devotions. Each title is in 22-point type

Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc.
P.O. Box 5000
Yucaipa, CA 92399-1450
(909) 795-8977
(909) 795-8970 fax

Free religious books and pamphlets in 18-point type, including Bible studies, hymns, sermons, tracts, and children's stories. Some materials available in foreign languages, including Apache, Estonian, German, Latvian, Navaho, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, and languages of the Philippines

42 Executive Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 752-0521
800-281-3555 TTY
(631) 752-0689 fax
Merriam-Webster, Inc.
47 Federal Street
P.O. Box 281
Springfield, MA 01102
(413) 731-5979 fax

Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary, Large-Print Edition, $19.95, and The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, Large-Print Edition, $29.95

Music Section
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20542
(202) 707-5100
(202) 707-0744 TTY
(202) 707-0712 fax

Free national lending library for persons unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations. Music collection includes large-print music with a minimum of 14-point type and a staff size of one inch for voice, piano, and other instruments. Also books about music, librettos, biographies of popular and classical musicians, music magazines, general music histories, and some music reference works

National Association for Visually Handicapped (NAVH)
22 West 21st Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-3134
(212) 255-2804
(212) 727-2931 fax


3201 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 221-3201
(415) 221-8754 fax

Lending library of popular fiction and nonfiction titles. Some inspirational, cooking, and foreign-language titles. Free but requests a tax-deductible donation

The New York Times Large-Type Weekly
Mail Subscriptions
P.O. Box 220
Northvale, NJ 07647-0220

Summary of the previous week's news plus the Monday crossword puzzle, some film and book reviews, and editorials. Order online at The New York Times Online Store, 800-671-4332, www.nytimes.com/nytstore/

North Books
P.O. Box 1277
Wickford, RI 02852
(401) 294-3682
(401) 294-9491 fax

Primarily classic fiction titles in 16-point type, including works by Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, Jack London, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, and Virginia Woolf. $25-$30

Old Books Publishing
P.O. Box 170
White Hall, VA 22987

Primarily Union regimental histories from the American Civil War. Also available: some colonial history and a diary by Elizabeth Custer. Books reproduced from the original materials. $27.95-$49.95

Oxford University Press
2001 Evans Road
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 677-0977
800-451-7556 orders
800-445-9714 customer service
(919) 677-1303 fax

Oxford Large-Print Dictionary and Oxford Large-Print Thesaurus. $39.95 each

The Prayer Book Press Media Judaica
1363 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 384-2284
(203) 597-9109 fax

Weekday Prayer Book, $49.50, and Yom Kippur Eve Service, $26.95

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606

Brochures on glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and age-related vision loss. Single copies free on request

Quiet Vision Publishing
12155 Mountain Shadow Road
Sandy, UT 84092-5812
(801) 572-4018
(801) 571-8625 fax

Classics, fiction, science fiction. $7.99-$35.95

Random House Large Print
201 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 751-2600

Primarily general fiction with some mystery, biography, and nonfiction. $13.95-$31.95

RB Large Print
Recorded Books, LLC
270 Skipjack Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(410) 535-5499 fax

Fiction, mystery, nonfiction, and romance in 16-point type. $23.95-$31.95

Reader's Digest Large Print for Easier Reading
P.O. Box 7774
Red Oak, IA 51591-1177

Feature articles, advice, entertainment, and inspiration. Monthly. $27.96/year

Reader's Digest Select Editions Large Type
Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation
P.O. Box 262
Mount Morris, IL 61054

Current fiction, romance, mystery, biography, and adventure; up to two abridged bestsellers per volume. Bimonthly. $14.95/year

Resources for Rehabilitation
22 Bonad Road
Winchester, MA 01890
(781) 368-9094
(781) 368-9096 fax

Living with Low Vision, 18-point type, $48.95, and Resources for Elders with Disabilities, 16-point type, $51.95

Running Press
125 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4399
(215) 567-5080
800-453-2884 fax

Ultimate Large-Print Crosswords Omnibus series, $9.98 each

Thorndike Press
P.O. Box 9187
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9187
800-223-1244, ext. 4 orders and product information
800-877-4253 customer service
800-558-4676 fax

Imprints of Thomson Gale include Thorndike Press, Wheeler Publishing, and Walker Large Print. Adventure, biography, Christian fiction, fiction, mystery, inspiration, nonfiction, romance, science fiction, Spanish-language materials, and westerns. Some titles available in paperback. $13.95-$39.95, call for information about standing order plans

Time Warner Book Group
Attention: Order Entry
3 Center Plaza
Boston, MA 02108

Fiction and nonfiction. Various prices

Transaction Publishers
390 Campus Drive
Somerset, NJ 07830
(732) 748-9801 fax

American and British fiction and nonfiction titles, including biography, classics, philosophy, history, and travel. $19.95-$39.95

Ulverscroft Large-Print Books (USA), Inc.
914 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 674-4270
(716) 674-4195 fax

Imprints include Charnwood, Isis, Magna, and Ulverscroft in hardcover and Dales, Isis, and Linford in softcover. Fiction and nonfiction titles, including children's literature, classics, mystery, romance, and westerns. $17.99-$32.50

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Customer Care Center--Consumer Accounts
10475 Crosspoint Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46256
(877) 762-2974
(800) 597-3299 fax

Webster's New World Large-Print Dictionary, 4th ed., $50; Webster's New World Portable Large-Print Dictionary, 2nd ed., $21.99

Xavier Society for the Blind
154 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010-4595
(212) 473-7800
(212) 473-7801 fax

Lending library of spiritual and inspirational books and magazines, including the Catholic Review. Materials are free to persons with a documented print disability who are registered with the society

Selected Classic Titles

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
Dover, $14.95
Large Print Bookshop, $21.95
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $26
Quiet Vision, $21.95
Thorndike Press, $22.95
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Large Print Bookshop, $28.95
North Books, $24
Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
Harper, $22
Large Print Bookshop, $11
North Books, $26
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Dover, $7.95
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $25
Thorndike, $10.95
The Awakening by Kate Chopin.
North Books, $25
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
Harper, $19.95
Thorndike Press, $20.95
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $25
The Call of the Wild by Jack London.
LRS, $83
North Books, $26
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
North Books, $30
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.
NAVH, free loan
Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton.
NAVH, free loan
Democracy by Henry Adams.
North Books, $26
Dracula by Bram Stoker.
North Books, $26
Thorndike Press, $21.95
Emma by Jane Austen.
North Books, $26
Quiet Vision, $35.99
Ulverscroft, $31.99
Frankenstein by Mary W. Shelley.
Dover, $9.95
Large Print Bookshop, $27.95
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $26
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck.
Thorndike Press, $25.95
Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm.
North Books, $26
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.
Large Print Bookshop, $21.95
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $26
Thorndike, $29.95
Heart of Darkness and Other Stories by Joseph Conrad.
Dover, $7.95
Large Print Bookshop, $28.95
LRS, $75
North Books, $26
Thorndike, $29.95
Heidi by Johanna Spyri.
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $26
Thorndike, $29.95
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Large Print Book Company, $23.95
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $26
Thorndike Press, $22.95
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.
Transaction, $32.95
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott.
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $30
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $30
Thorndike, $21.95
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $26
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.
LRS, $71; NAVH, free loan
Thorndike, $29.95
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain.
Harper, $24
North Books, $26
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
LRS, $78
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $28
Macbeth by William Shakespeare.
Large Print Bookshop, $19.95
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis.
North Books, $28
My Antonia by Willa Cather.
Harper, $22
Large Print Bookshop, $11
North Books, $26
The Odyssey by Homer.
Large Print Bookshop, $19.95
North Books, $26
Quiet Vision, $19.95
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham.
NAVH, free loan
Transaction, $39.95
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
Large Print Bookshop, $25.95
LRS, $72
North Books, $28
Quiet Vision, $25.95
Thorndike, $29.95
Persuasion by Jane Austen.
North Books, $26
Quiet Vision, $19.99
Thorndike, $29.95
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $26
Thorndike Press, $22.95
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.
North Books, $26
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Dover, $14.95
Harper, $20
Large Print Bookshop, $20
North Books, $26
Quiet Vision, $28.99
Thorndike, $29.95
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane.
Large Print Bookshop, $11.95
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $25
Quiet Vision, $11.95
Transaction, $24.95
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck.
LRS, $66
NAVH, free loan
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Large Print Bookshop, $21.95
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster.
Harper, $20
Large Print Bookshop, $28.95
North Books, $24
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $26
Thorndike, $10.95 and $29.95
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
North Books, $26
Quiet Vision, $27.99
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence.
North Books, $28
Ulverscroft, $31.99
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
North Books, $26
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.
Large Print Bookshop, $28.95
Quiet Vision, $10.99
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $26
Thorndike, $29.95
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana.
North Books, $26
Transaction, $32.95
Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington.
Transaction, $34.95
Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
Dover, $18.95
Harper, $22
North Books. $26
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
Ulverscroft, $32.50
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.
Dover, $9.95
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler.
North Books, $26
White Fang by Jack London.
LRS, $92
North Books, $26
Thorndike, $20.95.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
Dover, $12.95
North Books, $26
Thorndike Press, $20.95
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson.
North Books, $26
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $25
Thorndike, $29.95
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.
Harper, $22
Large Print Bookshop, $11
NAVH, free loan
North Books, $24
Quiet Vision, $11.95

Selected Newbery Medal Winner Titles

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.
InfoCon, $142.26
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary.
APH, $41.50
InfoCon, $78.98
LRS, $93
NAVH, free loan
Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt.
APH, $58
InfoCon, $99.68
LRS, $132
Thorndike, $22.95
The Giver by Lois Lowry.
InfoCon, $91.80
LRS, $116
Thorndike, $24
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley.
LRS, $135
NAVH, free loan
Holes by Louis Sachar.
InfoCon, $143.49
Thorndike, $23.95
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson.
APH, $66.50
LRS, $149
Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman.
LRS, $42
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata.
APH, $128
Thorndike, $23.95
Lincoln by Russell Freedman.
LRS, $103
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.
APH, $51
InfoCon, $79.97
LRS, $118
Thorndike, $10.95
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman.
APH, $34.50
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant.
LRS, $61
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
APH, $51
InfoCon, $79.97
LRS, $94
NAVH, free loan
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse.
APH, $62
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor.
InfoCon, $114.96
LRS, $156
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.
InfoCon, $60.25
LRS, $55; and NAVH, free loan
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
APH, $65; InfoCon, $79.97
LRS, $84
NAVH, free loan
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park.
LRS, $105
The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox.
LRS, $77
Thorndike, $20.95
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.
Thorndike, $23.95
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.
APH, $74.50
LRS, $168
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.
InfoCon, $91.80
LRS, $106
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman.
APH, $29
InfoCon, $72.08
LRS, $70
NAVH, free loan

Selected Bibliography, 2000-2005

Arditi, Aries. "Adjustable typography: an approach to enhancing low vision text accessibility." Ergonomics, v. 47, Apr. 15, 2004: 469-482.

Arditi, Aries. "Effective color contrast: designing for people with partial sight and color deficiencies." New York: Lighthouse International, 2002. 12p. [pamphlet]. Single copy free. Also online at www.lighthouse.org/color_contrast.htm.

Arditi, Aries. "Making text legible: designing for people with partial sight." New York: Lighthouse International, 2003. 12p. [pamphlet]. Single copy free. Also online at www.lighthouse.org/print_leg.htm.

Bailey, Ian L., Amanda Hall Lueck, and Robert B. Greer. "Understanding the relationships between print size and reading in low vision." Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 97, June 2003: 325-334.

"Big type is best for aging baby boomers: a case for universal graphic design." Retrieved Dec. 7, 2004. www.lighthouse.org/BigType/boomers.htm.

Caviness, Rochelle. "Adjusting your browser to suit YOU." Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.largeprintreviews.com/changefonts.html.

The complete directory of large print books and serials. New Providence, NJ: R.R. Bowker, 2005. 2112p.

Dahlin, Robert. "Large-print publishing--a site for sore eyes?" Publishers weekly, v. 249, Nov. 18, 2002: 32-34, 36.

Danford, Natalie. "Big, bigger, biggest." Publishers weekly, v. 251, Nov. 1, 2004: 34-37.

Dyer, Lucinda. "I can see clearly now." Publishers weekly, v. 247, July 31, 2000: 58-60, 62-63.

Farrenkopf, Carol. "Thin and sleek: a review of two flat-panel desktop CCTVs." AccessWorld, v. 6, Mar. 2005. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw060205

Farrenkopf, Carol. "You can take it with you: a review of three portable CCTVs." AccessWorld, v. 5, July 2004. Retrieved Dec. 7, 2004. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050405.

Farrenkopf, Carol. "You can take it with you II: a review of two more portable CCTVs." AccessWorld, v. 5, Sept. 2004. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050506.

Frank, John Jay. "Requests by persons with visual impairment for large-print accommodation." Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 94, Nov. 2000: 716-719.

Gerritsen, Bryan. "Quite a display: a review of two video magnifiers." AccessWorld, v. 5, Jan. 2004. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050107.

Journal of visual impairment and blindness. Bimonthly. $74/year. AFB Press. 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York, NY 10001.

Kitchel, J. Elaine. "Large print: guidelines for optimal readability and APHont, a font for low vision." Retrieved Dec. 9, 2004. www.aph.org/edresearch/lpguide.htm.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Bibles and other sacred writings in special media. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum, and others. Washington: 1999. 63p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/bibles.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Blindness and visual impairments: information and advocacy organizations. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington: 2001. 56p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/blindorg2001.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: 2005 calendars. Compiled by Ruth Nussbaum. Washington: 2004. 6p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/calendars2005.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Library resources for the blind and physically handicapped: a directory with budget, staff, and collections information and FY 2003 statistics on readership and circulation. Washington: 2004. 80p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/resources.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Magazines in special media. Washington: 2003. 74p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/magazines.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Magnifying devices: a resource guide. Washington: 2002. 37p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/magnifiers.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Sources of custom-produced books: braille, audio recordings, and large print. Washington: 2001. 103p. Free. Also online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/sources.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Music Section. Large-print scores and books catalog: music and musicians. Washington: 1991. 81p. Free.

Living with low vision: a resource guide for people with sight loss. 7th ed. Winchester, MA: Resources for Rehabilitation, 2005. 271p.

Peck, Alec F., and Mark Uslan. "How closed-circuit television users develop computer vision syndrome." AccessWorld, v. 2, July 2001. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw020405.

Uslan, Mark, and Ike Presley. "Portable video magnifiers in museums." AccessWorld, v. 3, Mar. 2002. Retrieved Apr. 5, 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=AW030207.

Selected Internet Resources

American Printing House for the Blind: Louis Database of Accessible Materials for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Maintains a database of materials in accessible media, including large print, from more than 180 agencies nationwide.
Blindness Resource Center: Low vision resources
Provides links to assistive devices for reading, such as closed circuit televisions and magnification aids.
Book Reviews: Large print
Presents Amazon.com's customer reviews of large-print books.
Help Me See
Provides links to resources, supports, and a chat room for people who are living with low vision.
Large-print reviews
Presents reviews of large-print books, audiobooks, and low-vision software.
The low-vision gateway
Offers links to low-vision resources, aids, rehabilitation services, and a discussion group.
Mississippi State University. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision.
Provides links to information and resources on low vision.
National Eye Institute. Health information.
Offers links to information on low vision, eye diseases, basic eye anatomy, and eye-care resources.
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) Online Accommodations Studies
Provides the Online Accommodations Bibliography, which allows users to search a compilation of empirical research studies on the effects of various testing accommodations for students with disabilities.
Wisconsin Center for Education Research Testing Accommodations Research
Conducts research to advance understanding of the effects, consequences, and validity of testing accommodations for students with disabilities.

Compiled by Carol Strauss, Reference Section,2005

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