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Lending and distribution services

Lending of books

For users with visual impairments, braille books, talking books and talking magazines are loaned out by post free of charge. Data on braille and talking books stored in media such as memory cards is available as well.

Distribution services via the Internet

Data on braille and talking books is distributed via the Sapie Library, a digital library on the Internet.

Services for individual needs

Personalized services

Printed materials can be transcribed or recorded for individual users upon request.

Reading service

Face-to-face service for specialized books. Reading volunteers with appropriate knowledge in the field are available.

Reference service

Services for users' book-related needs. Books can be searched for among the collections of braille libraries nationwide.

Braille lessons

For persons who developed low vision or became blind later in life, classes are offered for instruction on how to read and write braille, tailored to suit individual needs.

Computer lessons

One-on-one lessons are designed to help the users with using the Internet and reading e-mail using appropriate software.

Counseling related to vision problems

For those with low vision, counseling is available to assist with inconvenience caused by decline in vision or vision loss.
Advice is also given on CCTV and magnifiers suitable for users, ideas to improve quality of life, and welfare services.

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