The Chicago Tribune recently published a summary of an online chat with experts about some of the resources available for parents raising children who have disabilities. They mentioned lots of organizations that were new to me. I added a few new links to our website’s page of Health & Safety resources for parents.
Perhaps because I had just been looking at those resources, the pages in our Summer Reading Program guide about the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service jumped out at me. I hadn’t realized that they have a website called KidsZone aimed especially at children and teachers.
Children who cannot see or hold a print book, or who have a reading disability, can borrow Braille or Talking Books for free. The website features reading lists, homework help, recommended websites, and an online catalog of books available through the service.