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					Talking Book & DRIS
 Patron Handbook




       Established 1890
Dakota Radio Information Service.................. (701) 328-2185
Disability Services ........................................... (701) 328-1408
Toll-Free ........................................................... 1-800-843-9948
Fax ..................................................................... (701) 328-2040
E-mail.................................................................tbooks@nd.gov
NDSL Web Site ........................................... www.library.nd.gov

Disability Services Web Site:
www.library.nd.gov/disabilityservices.html

National Library Service Online Catalog:
http://nlscatalog.loc.gov



                              604 East Boulevard Avenue - Dept. 250
                              Bismarck, ND 58505-0800

                                     Open Monday-Friday
                                         8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................... 5

ELIGIBILITY........................................................................................................... 5

COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY ........................................................................... 5

HOURS................................................................................................................... 5

HOLIDAYS ............................................................................................................. 5

ADDRESS CHANGES ........................................................................................... 6
      Permanent Address Changes ...................................................................... 6
      Temporary Address Changes ...................................................................... 6

RECEIVING BOOKS THROUGH THE MAIL......................................................... 6
      How Often May I Receive Books?................................................................ 6
      Temporary Hold on Books ........................................................................... 7

PICKING UP BOOKS AT THE STATE LIBRARY................................................. 7

EQUIPMENT .......................................................................................................... 7
      Equipment Repair and Replacement........................................................... 8
      Equipment Care............................................................................................. 9
      Equipment Purchase..................................................................................... 9
      Rechargeable Battery ................................................................................... 9
      Amplifier Headphones .................................................................................. 9

PLAYING A FOUR-TRACK CASSETTE
STANDARD CASSETTE PLAYER (C1).............................................................. 10
      Troubleshooting: Cassettes That Play Fast on the C1 ............................ 11

CATALOGS ......................................................................................................... 11
      Braille Books and Magazines..................................................................... 12
      Cassette Books and Magazines................................................................. 12
      For Younger Readers: Braille and Talking Books.................................... 13
      Magazines .................................................................................................... 13
      Subject Bibliographies ............................................................................... 13
      North Dakota Books.................................................................................... 13
DISCOVERY NEWSLETTER............................................................................... 13

HOW TO ORDER BOOKS................................................................................... 14
      By Mail.......................................................................................................... 14
      By Phone...................................................................................................... 14
      By E-Mail ...................................................................................................... 14

SPECIAL REQUESTS ......................................................................................... 15

CAN THE STATE LIBRARY SELECT BOOKS FOR ME? ................................. 15

DEPOSIT COLLECTIONS ................................................................................... 15

MAY I BUY THESE BOOKS?.............................................................................. 15

MAGAZINES ........................................................................................................ 16
      Reader’s Digest and Newsweek................................................................. 16

WHAT TO KEEP – WHAT TO RETURN? ........................................................... 16

POSTAGE ............................................................................................................ 16
      Letters .......................................................................................................... 17

DEFECTIVE OR INCOMPLETE BOOKS ............................................................ 17

MULTIPLE PART CASSETTE BOOKS............................................................... 17

BOOK LIMIT ........................................................................................................ 17

LOAN PERIOD..................................................................................................... 18

LOAN POLICIES.................................................................................................. 18

GENERAL POLICIES .......................................................................................... 19

SUSPENSION PROCEDURES............................................................................ 19

LARGE PRINT BOOKS ....................................................................................... 20

DESCRIPTIVE VIDEOS ....................................................................................... 20

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ......................... 21

BRAILLE .............................................................................................................. 21

WEB-BRAILLE .................................................................................................... 22
DAKOTA RADIO INFORMATION SERVICE (DRIS)........................................... 22
      Address Changes........................................................................................ 22
      DRIS Newspaper Reading Schedule ......................................................... 22
      Safety Instructions ...................................................................................... 23
         ANTENNA SAFETY ................................................................................ 24
      Operating a DRIS Receiver......................................................................... 24
        SMC INTERNATIONAL RECEIVER ....................................................... 24
        NORVER & VICTORY RECEIVERS ....................................................... 25
        COZMOCOM RECEIVER........................................................................ 25
        TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................ 25

SERVICES DIRECTORY ..................................................................................... 27
      Aging Services ............................................................................................ 27
      Aids and Appliances: Sources................................................................... 29
      Assistive Technology and Computers ...................................................... 30
      Braille Publishers ........................................................................................ 31
      Cassette Players (4-track slow-speed) - Producers/Distributors ........... 32
      Deafness and Hearing Impairments .......................................................... 33
      Deafblindness.............................................................................................. 33
      Education - Primary and Secondary.......................................................... 34
      Education - North Dakota School for the Blind ........................................ 34
      Education - Services for College Students with Disabilities................... 35
      Education - National Correspondence School ......................................... 35
      Education – Textbooks ............................................................................... 36
        BRAILLE TEXTBOOKS.......................................................................... 36
        LARGE PRINT TEXTBOOKS ................................................................. 36
        RECORDED TEXTBOOKS..................................................................... 36
      Employment of People with Disabilities ................................................... 37
      Mayor’s Committees on Employment of People with Disabilities .......... 37
      Guide Dog Information ............................................................................... 38
      Assistance Dogs for the Physically Impaired........................................... 39
      Independent Living Skills Centers............................................................. 39
      Internet Resources...................................................................................... 40
      Insurance ..................................................................................................... 40
National Associations for the Visually Impaired ...................................... 41
North Dakota Organizations of People with Disabilities ......................... 41
Parent Infant Service Providers ................................................................. 42
Parking Permits for the Mobility Impaired ................................................ 42
   PARKING PERMIT BRANCH OFFICE LOCATIONS............................. 43
READING MACHINES AND TEXT MAGNIFIERS ....................................... 44
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ................................................................... 44
SENIOR INFORMATION LINE ..................................................................... 45
SPORTS AND RECREATION ...................................................................... 46
TELEPHONE DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE EXEMPTION............................ 47
VETERANS................................................................................................... 47
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION VISION SPECIALISTS ......................... 48
                                  INTRODUCTION

The North Dakota State Library (State Library), in cooperation with the Library of
Congress, National Library Service, provides books and magazines that are found
in public libraries in formats accessible to citizens of North Dakota who have
visual, physical and reading disabilities. Books and magazines are available in
Braille, large print, and on audiocassette. Services are provided free of charge to
eligible readers.


                                   ELIGIBILITY

Individuals who cannot read regular print because of a visual, physical, or reading
impairment may apply for service. The application form specifies who is eligible
and who is qualified to certify eligibility.


                        COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY

Patrons are more satisfied with their service if they communicate with the library.
If you are having problems, are dissatisfied, or do not fully understand any aspect
of your library service, please contact us. The phone numbers for the State
Library are on the inside front cover of this handbook.


                                      HOURS

The State Library is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


                                    HOLIDAYS

The State Library is closed for the following holidays:


    1. New Year’s Day                         7. Labor Day
    2. Martin Luther King Day                 8. Veterans’ Day
    3. George Washington’s Birthday           9. Thanksgiving Day
    4. Good Friday                            10. The afternoon of Christmas Eve
    5. Memorial Day                           11. Christmas Day
    6. The Fourth of July

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                              ADDRESS CHANGES

Please notify the State Library by telephone or by sending a separate note when
you know your new address. Please do not write your new address on the
mail cards from books because these are not always detected when books
are returned to the State Library.

Permanent Address Changes

If you move permanently out of the state, you may take your talking book
equipment with you. Your file will be transferred to the library in your new state of
residence. Before this transfer can be made, you must contact us with your new
address. Please notify the State Library Disability Services of any change in your
name, address or phone number.

Temporary Address Changes

If you move temporarily within the state or to another state (such as to winter in
Arizona), we can send materials to your temporary address. Please notify us of
these changes even if you do not care to receive books at your temporary
address.


                  RECEIVING BOOKS THROUGH THE MAIL

Books are circulated through the mail postage-free. There is an address card in
the container of each book you receive. To return the books, turn over the
address card. Please notice a hole punched in the card. When your address is
showing, the hole is in the lower right corner. When the State Library's address is
showing, the hole is in the upper right corner.

Please do not write "refused" or "cancel" on book address cards to cancel a single
order; the State Library will assume you no longer want books and cancel your
service.

How Often May I Receive Books?

The State Library offers a variety of service preferences:
1. Turn Around Service -- When you return books to the State Library, the State
   Library will send the same number of books back to you.
2. Number of Days -- The State Library will send you a specific number of books
   every week, two weeks, month, etc.
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3. On-Demand -- The State Library will send books only when you call or write to
   request them. If you choose this type of service, we will not automatically send
   talking books to you.

Service preferences can be changed or adjusted at any time by contacting the
State Library.

Temporary Hold on Books

If you go on vacation, become ill, or get too many books, please call to have us
temporarily hold your books until you are ready to resume service.


               PICKING UP BOOKS AT THE STATE LIBRARY

Materials may be picked up at the State Library. If you would like to come to the
State Library for your books, please phone in your book order in advance.


                                  EQUIPMENT

The library lends equipment free of charge to its patrons. Patrons may select from
the following:
      Standard cassette player
      DRIS radio receiver

North Dakota Vision Services is the machine lending agency for the talking book
program. The cassette players that play the talking books will be mailed to you
from the machine lending agency located at North Dakota Vision Services in
Grand Forks. This machine will be checked out in your name and must be
returned by you when you discontinue service.

The DRIS radio will be mailed to you from the State Library in Bismarck. State
Library staff can tell you which models are currently available and help you decide
which equipment will best meet your needs.

Please retain the carton and packing material in which your equipment arrives.
This packaging may be needed to return equipment to the machine agency for
repair.

When you terminate your service, it is necessary to return all equipment and other
materials on loan to you from the State Library. Equipment may be returned in
person or through the mail, postage-free.
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The State Library does not deliver or pick up equipment.

Equipment Repair and Replacement

Please do not attempt to repair the equipment. If your equipment is not
performing properly, contact the machine agency or the State Library for a
replacement machine. If the defective machine cannot be exchanged in person, a
replacement machine can be mailed to you immediately when you contact the
machine agency in Grand Forks or State Library by telephone. Please do not
assume that when you return a defective piece of equipment, you will
automatically receive a replacement. You must call or write the machine
agency or the State Library to receive a replacement machine.

If the box in which you received your machine has been lost, you may use the box
in which the new machine arrives to return the defective machine. Equipment may
be returned postage-free by turning over the address card on the carton. The
equipment checked out to you must be returned to the machine agency or the
State Library. The machine agency address and phone number are located on the
inside back cover of this handbook.

Only talking book cassette players should be mailed to:

North Dakota Vision Services
500 Stanford Road
Grand Forks, ND 58203-2748

1-800-421-1181 (Toll-Free in North Dakota)
1-701-795-2711 (Grand Forks and Out-Of-State)


All DRIS receivers should be mailed to:

North Dakota State Library Disability Services
604 East Boulevard Avenue – Dept. 250
Bismarck, ND 58505-00800

1-800-843-9948 (Toll-Free in North Dakota)
1-701-328-1408 (Bismarck and Out-Of-State)




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Equipment Care

Readers are reminded to keep food and beverages away from cassette players
and radios. Spills into the equipment can cause the equipment to fail and make for
messy and lengthy cleanup. Direct sunlight and excessive heat can also cause
problems for equipment, cassettes, and radios. Abuse of equipment can result in
suspension of service.

Equipment Purchase

None of the models or equipment loaned by the State Library are for sale.
However, there are national sources for the purchase of talking book players that
are compatible with materials provided by the State Library. Sources for the
purchase of equipment are listed on page 32, or call the State Library for other
listings.

Rechargeable Battery

The rechargeable battery in the standard cassette player (Model C1) will last
longer if it is used. It is best to unplug your C1 player rather than leave it plugged
in constantly. At least once every seven to ten days, unplug the machine and play
it on the battery until the battery discharges (runs down). Discharging should take
up to six hours of playing time.

Then connect the machine to electrical power for use as needed. Playing the
machine while it is plugged in does not recharge (or discharge) the battery. The
battery recharges whenever the machine is plugged in and turned off. About
sixteen hours are required to fully recharge a battery.

Repeat the discharge procedure any time the machine has been connected to
electrical power for a week or more.

Amplifier Headphones

An amplifier headphone combination that will produce sounds up to 130 decibels is
available for adults with severe hearing loss. A special application form is
necessary and must be signed by a physician or licensed audiologist. The
application has details about the possible need for a doctor's permission and what
special precautions are necessary to prevent injury. This device is not intended for
people with mild or moderate hearing loss; the use of standard headphones may
sometimes help these people.
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                    PLAYING A FOUR-TRACK CASSETTE
                    STANDARD CASSETTE PLAYER (C1)

Library of Congress tapes play at half the normal tape speed, and contain four
tracks (or sides) on each cassette rather than the normal two. To play a four-track
cassette, follow these steps:

1. Push down the EJECT key, the key with no markings on the far right of the
   control keys. This opens the cassette door.

2. Insert the cassette into the cassette door with the Braille side up (side 1). The
   edge of the cassette with the tape exposed faces toward you. Be careful not
   to touch the exposed tape. Close the door.

3. Locate the SPEED switch. It is the rocker switch on the control panel closest
   to the back of the machine. Push the left side down to the 15/16 position.

4. Locate the SIDE switch. It is the rocker switch on the control panel closest to
   you. Push the left side down to the 1-2 position.

5. Press the PLAY key, green in color and marked with an O. Wait for about 30
   seconds to hear the beginning of the book. Adjust tone and volume settings
   using the sliding controls on the control panel.

6. At the end of side 1, press the STOP key, red in color and marked with an X.

7. To play side 2, press the EJECT key and turn the cassette over. The Braille
   side will now be down. Push the cassette door closed.

8. To play side 2, press the PLAY key.

9. At the end of side 2, STOP the cassette, EJECT it, and turn it over again with
   the Braille side up.

10. To play side 3, locate the SIDE switch. Push down to the right to the 3-4
    position. Press PLAY.

11. To play side 4, EJECT it, and turn it over again. The Braille side should be
    down.

12. To play side 4, press PLAY.
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13. At the end of side 4, press STOP. EJECT the cassette. When you have
    completed all four sides, the tape is back at the beginning. There is no need
    to rewind.

14. When you proceed to the next cassette marked side 5, be sure to change the
    SIDE switch back to the left to the 1-2 position.

                     ********************************************
                  The narrator will give appropriate reminders
                      at the end of each side of the tape.
                       ********************************************

Troubleshooting: Cassettes That Play Fast on the C1

Sometimes a cassette will play too fast to be intelligible. When this occurs, check
the speed selector switch to be sure it is in the 15/16 position. If the speed
selector switch is in the 15/16 position and the cassette continues playing too fast,
make sure the variable speed control switch is all the way on the left side of the
panel. If the cassette still plays too fast, remove the cassette from the machine.
Make sure that none of the tape is spilling from the cassette, or that the tape has
not been slightly pushed into the cassette. Insert a pen or your finger into one of
the holes of the cassette, and turn so that the tape tightens up. You can also try
tapping the cassette firmly on the player or table several times. Be sure when re-
inserting the cassette into the machine that you do not touch the tape. Keep your
fingers on the plastic shell portion of the cassette.


                                     CATALOGS

These catalogs are not comprehensive. If you do not find the title you want in a
catalog, please call the State Library. We may have the book in the talking book
collection. Since we have nearly 65,000 talking book titles in our collection, it is
impossible to include all of them in any one catalog or to have a totally updated
catalog.

The National Library Service (NLS) has an on-line catalog that can be accessed
through the Internet. This catalog lists all Braille and talking books produced by
NLS, the North Dakota State Library and other agencies, and titles that are in
process. The Internet address for NLS is as follows: http://nlscatalog.loc.gov/. For
instructions on how to use this online catalog contact the State Library.

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Braille Books and Magazines

Braille Book Review is published every two months in large print, Braille, and on 3-
1/2 inch computer diskettes. It lists recently produced Braille books and
magazines available through this program. The Braille edition also lists recorded
books. Listings are divided into books for adults, books for children, and
magazines. Book listings are further divided into fiction and nonfiction sections.
The catalog is indexed by author and title.

Braille Books is an annotated listing of Braille books produced by the National
Library Service for adult and young adult readers during the previous two-year
period. It is available in large print, Braille, and online at
www.loc.gov/nls/catalogs/. Separate Adult and Young Adult sections are divided
into nonfiction and fiction, which are then divided into subject categories. There
are separate author and title indexes and a list of bestsellers. (This is an annual
cumulation of the Braille Book Review, described above.)

Braille material for juvenile readers is included in For Younger Readers, described
on the next page.

Cassette Books and Magazines

Talking Book Topics (TBT) is published every two months in large print, on
cassette, and on 3-1/2 inch computer diskettes. It lists recently produced recorded
books and magazines available through this program. Listings are divided into
books for adults, books for children, foreign language books, and magazines on
cassette. Book listings are further divided into fiction and nonfiction sections. The
catalog is indexed by author and title. New patrons are automatically set up to
receive TBT in large print. If you would like to receive TBT on cassette or
electronic format, please call the State Library. You may order the listed
magazines by checking them off on the list or by calling the State Library.

Cassette Books lists adult, young adult, and foreign language cassette books
produced by the National Library Service during the previous year. It is available
in large print, on cassette, and online at http://www.loc.gov/nls/catalogs/. Books
are listed alphabetically within subject categories under nonfiction and fiction
headings, including a separate list of bestsellers. Author and title indexes are
provided. (This is an annual cumulation of the Talking Book Topics, described
above.)

(Recorded material for juvenile readers is included in For Younger Readers,
described on the next page.)

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For Younger Readers: Braille and Talking Books

This catalog lists Braille and recorded books produced by the National Library
Service for preschool through young adult readers during the previous two years.
It is available in large print, on cassette and online at www.loc.gov/nls/catalogs/
There are separate sections for nonfiction, fiction, Print/Braille, very young
readers, young adults, and Spanish titles. Books are grouped by subject and
indexed by author and title. Reading levels are given in the book descriptions.

Magazines

Magazines in Special Media lists periodicals available in the following formats:
Braille, cassette, computer diskette, disc, electronic access, electronic Braille,
large print, and Moon type. Part 1 lists all magazines produced by the National
Library Service and are free. Part 2 lists magazines that are recorded by other
producers. Some of these magazines are offered free, others by paid
subscription. This catalog is available in large print, on cassette, and online at
http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/magazines.html.

Subject Bibliographies

These list books on selected topics and are available in large print, Braille,
cassette, and online at http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ . Subjects include
Science Fiction, Classics, Romance, Pioneer and Frontier Stories, Entertainers,
and more.

North Dakota Books

Titles Recorded at the North Dakota State Library is a listing of books recorded by
volunteers at the State Library, as well as books from volunteer services in other
states. Most of these titles are by North Dakota authors or are about North
Dakota, both fiction and nonfiction. Also listed are about fifty radio plays produced
by Blue Ridge Radio Players. It is available in large print, on cassette, or online at
our website at: http://ndsl.lib.state.nd.us/Publications/ndbooks.pdf. An online order
form is provided.


                          DISCOVERY NEWSLETTER

The State Library produces a newsletter, Discovery, in large print and on cassette.
It contains information on new services, catalogs, or books, and information of
interest. Every patron is automatically signed up for this newsletter. If you would
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like to receive the Discovery in an alternate format, please contact the State
Library. You must return your taped copy of the newsletter in order to receive the
next issue.


                            HOW TO ORDER BOOKS

By Mail

Mail book orders to:

Talking Book Library
North Dakota State Library
604 East Boulevard Avenue - Dept. 250
Bismarck, ND 58505-0800

Catalogs contain checklists or order forms for your use, but are not required.
Separate sheets of paper may be used, but please remember to include your
name and address on these orders. Do not place book orders or other
correspondence inside book containers that are returned to the State Library.
Such correspondence may not be found.

It is not legal under the free-matter postal regulations to include handwritten notes
with the talking books.

DO NOT SEND BOOK ORDERS TO FLORIDA. This will create unnecessary
delays in processing your book request. Send book order forms to the North
Dakota State Library. The only order form that should be returned to Florida is
your yearly catalog order.

By Phone

Call in your order toll-free at: (800) 843-9948. Please provide your name and the
book number from the catalog, such as RC 29623.

By E-Mail

Our e-mail address is tbooks@state.nd.us.

Type “Talking Book Order” in the subject line.

In the body of the e-mail, provide:
Your name, address, and phone number.
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For each book ordered, provide the book’s number (such as RC 40568), or the
book’s author, title, and the format of the book you are requesting.
If desired, request a confirmation that your order has been received.


                              SPECIAL REQUESTS

Special requests for recording books are evaluated by a book selection committee.
In the selection process, consideration is given to books pertaining to North
Dakota and that the books will be circulated by patrons other than that of the
requesting patron. Patrons can take several months to record a book, depending
on the length of the book and the availability of volunteer readers.

A catalog of these books is available in large print or on cassette, called
Titles Recorded at the North Dakota State Library.

Textbooks are not recorded at the North Dakota State Library (see Education
– Textbooks, page 35).

           CAN THE STATE LIBRARY SELECT BOOKS FOR ME?

Readers are generally happier if they order specific titles or authors. However, the
State Library can select books for you based on the subject areas or types of
books you enjoy. You may contact us any time to set up or change your
preferences.

                            DEPOSIT COLLECTIONS

Many public and school libraries and bookmobiles maintain small deposit
collections of talking books available to our patrons. If you need books to fill in
until more can be mailed to you, check with your local library. If you would like to
know which public libraries in your area have deposit collections, you can call the
State Library.


                          MAY I BUY THESE BOOKS?

Copyright law does not allow the State Library to sell Talking Books. Bookstores
now have many books on cassette that are available for purchase.



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                                   MAGAZINES

The State Library provides a variety of magazines on cassette or in Braille. For a
large print list of magazines available, please contact the State Library.
Subscriptions may be added or canceled by calling or writing the State Library.
Please do not write, "refused" or "cancel" on the magazine address card or
refuse to accept any magazine from the post office. The State Library will
assume you no longer want magazines and your service will be canceled. Allow
four to six weeks for any changes to take effect.

Reader’s Digest and Newsweek

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) produces cassette versions of
Reader’s Digest and Newsweek. If you would like to receive free subscriptions to
Reader’s Digest or Newsweek, we can place the order for you. Each year APH
will send you a donation letter that must be returned to continue your subscription.
You must return this form to APH or your subscription will be canceled. You are
not required to make a donation to keep your subscription, but they do appreciate
any donations made. It could take up to six weeks to reactivate your Reader’s
Digest or Newsweek subscriptions if they are canceled.


                    WHAT TO KEEP – WHAT TO RETURN?

All recorded and Braille books are on loan and must be returned to the State
Library. Many magazines can be kept or disposed of by the reader. If a magazine
has a card that can be turned over to reveal the State Library's return address, it
must be returned. If you wish to cancel a subscription to a magazine that you are
receiving, call the State Library. If you refuse to accept a talking book or magazine
from the post office, your service may be canceled.

                                     POSTAGE

Reading materials that are produced for the use of print impaired individuals and
devices required for their use may be mailed postage free. This includes sound
recordings, Braille, large print materials, all equipment, descriptive videos, and the
order forms you send us. If you are returning talking books or equipment, simply
turn the mail card over and reinsert it with the State Library address showing.

All items must be marked “Free Matter for the Blind or Handicapped” in the upper
right corner of the address side. Any letter or package bearing this label may be


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opened by the postal service for inspection. Envelopes must be left unsealed in
case of inspection.

Letters

The postal service says the following:
“Only letters in Braille or in 14-point or larger sight saving type or in the form of
sound recordings, and containing no advertising, may be mailed free, and only if
unsealed and sent by a blind or other physically handicapped person” as
described in the Domestic Mail Manual.

“Letters that are handwritten, or printed or typed in a type size smaller than 14
points, may not be sent free. These letters must bear the full applicable postage.”

Items that are produced for the general public do not qualify for postage free
mailing. If you have any questions, call the State Library.


                    DEFECTIVE OR INCOMPLETE BOOKS

If you receive a talking book that is defective or incomplete, please call the State
Library to request a replacement copy or check the “Defective/send another
copy” box in the upper left-hand corner of the mailing card. We do not
automatically send a replacement for the defective talking book. When you return
a defective talking book, please tie a string or place a rubber band around the
individual defective cassette. Place this defective cassette in the container.


                     MULTIPLE PART CASSETTE BOOKS

Some cassette books are so long that they require two or more containers. When
the State Library sends you such a book, all the containers are sent together.
When you send the book back to the State Library, please return all the containers
at the same time.

                                    BOOK LIMIT

The patron and Reader Advisor will determine the maximum and minimum number
of books a patron may receive. This determination will be made based on the
patron’s reading needs. A borrower in good standing may have the maximum
number of talking books charged to him or her at any one time. Once a borrower
reaches the maximum number of talking books, no additional books will be sent
until books are returned. A borrower may request an increase in the maximum
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number of talking books to be received. Books can be sent on a weekly, biweekly,
replacement, or request-only basis.


                                  LOAN PERIOD

Books and magazines have a checkout period of two months. If a book or
magazine is needed for a longer period, it may be renewed. Patrons should make
every attempt to return the books to the State Library as soon as possible so they
are available for the next reader. Overdue letters will be sent out every three
months to notify patrons of the items that are past due. After two
unsuccessful attempts to retrieve the overdue books, a notice will be sent to
notify the patron that their book services are suspended. Service will
resume once the overdue books have been returned.


                                 LOAN POLICIES

The following policies govern the circulation of books and equipment to eligible
readers with visual, physical, or reading disabilities who are registered with the
North Dakota State Library, Disability Services.

Borrowers may not lend library books, magazines, or equipment to other persons.
Let your friends and family call and request their own copy so we have a record of
what they have read.

The State Library will lend talking books, specialized playback equipment, and
radios to eligible registered readers without charge. The State Library will keep
records of all such loans.

Patrons are entitled to one cassette player and a radio receiver where service is
available.

Equipment necessary to read the recorded materials may be borrowed for as long
as the borrower is using it to read materials provided by the State Library.

In the event a machine ceases to function properly or needs repair, it must be
returned to North Dakota Vision Services, and a replacement will be provided.
Under no circumstances should a borrower attempt to repair equipment or
accessories.

A DRIS radio may be borrowed for as long as the borrower needs the service.

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If a radio ceases to function properly it must be returned to the North Dakota State
Library, Disability Services. A replacement will be provided.

In order to remain active on the talking book program, a borrower must check out
one book or magazine per year. A borrower will be asked to return his or her
equipment if he/she is not an active borrower. If a borrower is only using the
equipment with books from Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D), he/she
is not considered an active talking book patron and will be asked to return the
equipment.

The borrower will ensure that talking books, magazines, and equipment being
returned to the State Library postage free are delivered into the hands of the
United States Postal Service by being placed in a mailbox or delivered to the post
office. Placing them on the doorstep of the borrower's home for the mail carrier to
pick up does not constitute delivery into the hands of the postal service. If
problems arise from the use of this method, the borrower is responsible for the lost
or damaged talking books or equipment.

                              GENERAL POLICIES

Eligible readers who borrow materials from the State Library accept responsibility
for using materials with reasonable care, returning them to the State Library
according to established loan policies, and not losing or damaging them through
negligence. Violation of this policy can result in suspension of some or all State
Library services.

The borrower must notify the State Library of changes of address, a desire to
cancel service, or temporary or permanent transfer of service to another state.

In the case of repeated verbal abuse of State Library staff by a borrower, the State
Library may suspend service to that borrower.


                         SUSPENSION PROCEDURES

In the event any of these policies are repeatedly violated, the borrower's service
may be suspended for a period of time. The patron will be given a written warning
and an opportunity to reply. If abuse continues after service is reinstated, service
may be suspended again.

In the event of suspension, the following steps will be taken:


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1. The Library will first discuss the specific problem with the patron by telephone
   or in person. A warning letter summarizing the discussion and the problem will
   be mailed providing an opportunity for the patron to reply.

2. If service abuse recurs, a second written communication will be sent to the
   patron citing the earlier warning letter, listing examples of subsequent abuse,
   giving the patron an opportunity to reply by a certain date, and then suspending
   the service for a stated period (up to six months). A specific date for
   resumption of service will be included in this letter.

3. When the service is resumed, a letter will be sent to the borrower notifying
   him/her of the resumption of the service and reminding the patron that further
   recurrences will result in another suspension of service as it relates to the
   documented abuse.


                             LARGE PRINT BOOKS

The State Library generally buys only one or two copies of books in large print.
The checkout period for large print books is two months. Please read and return
these books as soon as possible so that other readers may borrow them. The
State Library may reduce the limit of books checked out to individual large print
borrowers if necessary.

The borrower must have a North Dakota State Library patron card in order to
check out large print books. The Reader Advisor can assist you when applying for
a State Library patron card.

Only the patron can request large print books. Do not have a family member,
friend or teacher call in your large print book request.

The State Library will charge a replacement fee for any large print book not
returned. Any long overdue books will be turned over to a collection agency. At
that point an additional $20.00 nonrefundable fee will be added to the replacement
cost.

                             DESCRIPTIVE VIDEOS

These videos are just like the ones available at your local video store but with an
enhancement. When there is a break in the soundtrack of the movie, a narrator
describes the characters, setting, action, etc. for the benefit of those who cannot
see the screen. For more information, contact the State Library. Large print lists
of movie titles are available from the library.
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       SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The Library of Congress maintains special collections of Braille / tactile maps, bold
note and Braille music, and music instructional materials. For further information,
contact:

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress
1291 Taylor St. NW
Washington, DC 20542
(800) 424-8567
E-mail: nls@loc.gov
http://www.loc.gov/nls/ or
http://www.loc.gov/nls/index.html


                                     BRAILLE

The Utah State Library Division Program for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
provides Braille books to North Dakota Braille readers. Applications for service are
handled by the North Dakota State Library, Disability Services. If you would like to
receive Braille materials, please contact the State Library at:

(800) 843-9948 (in state only)
(701) 328-1408 (out of state)
North Dakota State Library
Disability Services
604 East Boulevard Avenue - Dept. 250
Bismarck, ND 58505-0800
tbooks@state.nd.us

After you have been registered with the Utah Library, you may call them direct at:

(800) 453-4293

Or write to:
Utah Braille Library
1950 West, 250 North
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

When you check out material from the Utah Library, you must follow their
guidelines for checkout periods.
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                                 WEB-BRAILLE

All the books and magazines listed in Braille Book Review are available free of
charge to eligible readers for download or use online with Braille output devices.
Patrons who wish to use the Web-Braille system should contact their cooperating
library to receive a password and login information. Thousands of other books are
also available free of charge, and can be located and accessed through the online
catalog, Web-BLND, at the National Library Service’s web site:
http://nlscatalog.loc.gov/.

DAKOTA RADIO INFORMATION SERVICE (DRIS)

A radio reading service is provided in the western half of North Dakota. Dakota
Radio Information Service (DRIS) provides access to both local and national
newspapers and magazines. The local newspapers that are read Monday through
Friday are the Bismarck Tribune, Mandan News, Jamestown Sun, Valley City
Times Record, Minot Daily News, Dickinson Press, and Williston Herald.
Readings of national newspapers and magazines are received from the In Touch
Network. DRIS is received with a closed circuit radio that is provided free by the
State Library. If you are interested in the service, please contact the State Library
using the phone number found on the inside front cover of this handbook.

Address Changes

The DRIS radio will only receive the signal for your local area. If you move within
the state and can no longer receive our signal, contact us. We will give you
instructions for returning the radio for a free replacement that will work in your
area. The radio cannot be retuned to receive a signal from a new location.

If you move out of state, the radio won’t work. Return the radio to the North
Dakota State Library. We can refer you to a reading service in your new location.

DRIS Newspaper Reading Schedule
Monday thru Friday

2:00pm – 2:30pm (30 MIN)     Jamestown /Valley City
2:30pm – 3:00pm (30 MIN)     Williston/Dickinson
3:00pm – 3:45pm (45 MIN)     Minot
3:45pm – 4:15pm (30 MIN)     Feature Articles (popular national and local
columnists)
4:15pm – 5:00pm (45 MIN)     Bismarck /Mandan


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Repeat evening broadcast schedule:
6:00pm – 6:30pm (30 MIN) Jamestown / Valley City
6:30pm – 7:00pm (30 MIN) Williston/ Dickinson
7:00pm – 7:45pm (45 MIN) Minot
7:45pm – 8:15pm (30 MIN) Features (popular national and local columnists)
8:15pm – 9:00pm (30 MIN) Bismarck / Mandan

Some of the Publications Read on In Touch Network
Barron’s                         New Yorker
Ebony                            Newsweek
Economist                        Parents
International Herald Tribune     People
Ladies Home Journal              Reader’s Digest
New York Times Book Review       U.S. News & World Report
New York Times                   Wall Street Journal

Safety Instructions

All warnings should be carefully followed:

     Do not expose to rain or moisture.
     Do not use near water.
     Keep away from heat sources such as radiators, registers, stoves, etc.
     Provide adequate ventilation around the receiver.
     Do not drop.
     Connect only to a 110-120-volt 60-cycle outlet.
     Prevent cord from being walked on or having items placed on top of it.
     Do not remove cover or try to service.

When the receiver is left unused for a long period of time the power cord should be
unplugged from the outlet. Be careful not to spill liquids into the receiver or drop
any objects on it. The receiver should be returned to DRIS whenever the cord or
plug is damaged, objects or liquid have fallen on it, it has been exposed to rain,
does not operate normally, exhibits a marked change in performance, been
dropped, or case is damaged.




Return for repair to:
Dakota Radio Information Service
North Dakota State Library
604 East Boulevard Avenue - Dept. 250
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Bismarck, ND 58505-0800

Do not discard the box and packing materials. They will be needed when the
receiver is returned to DRIS. Shipping will be free of charge if the receiver is sent
in the box stamped “Free matter for the blind and physically handicapped.”

                               ANTENNA SAFETY

If an outdoor antenna is required, it should be installed by an experienced antenna
installer. The installer should locate the antenna away from power lines.

The antenna system must be grounded to provide some protection against voltage
surges and buildup of static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA no. 70-1978 provides information with respect to proper groundings of
the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for grounding electrode.

Operating a DRIS Receiver

Dakota Radio Information Service (DRIS) operates on a special closed circuit radio
FM frequency that can only be received with a special receiver. We use three
different types of receivers.

                        SMC INTERNATIONAL RECEIVER
(Photo not available)

1. Push the small SCA/FM switch on the right side of the receiver to the SCA
   setting.
2. Plug the DC adapter into the small round hole in the back of the receiver.
3. Plug the DC adapter into a standard household outlet. (Adapter model D7500-
   04)
4. Turn the volume knob on and adjust the volume.
5. Adjust the antenna as necessary.




Norver Receiver                                Victory Receiver

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  NORVER & VICTORY RECEIVERS

1. Plug the receiver into any household   3. Adjust the antenna as necessary.
   outlet.                                4. Headphones may be used with some
2. Turn the volume knob clockwise to “On”    models of this receiver. The input jack
   and adjust the volume.                    is to the left of the On / Off knob.


In some locations an additional antenna will improve reception. It should be attached to
the two terminal screws on the back of the receiver. Disconnect the telescopic antenna
by turning the small metal plate under the right-hand screw straight up. Rabbit ears
extended to 30 inches, or a TV antenna with or without coupler can be used.

          COZMOCOM RECEIVER

1. Plug the receiver into any household outlet.
   The cord is stored in a compartment on the
   back of the unit.
2. Push the FM1/FM2 slider switch to the far
   right to the FM2 setting. There are two of
   these slider switches on the front of the
   receiver. This one is on the right.
3. You may also listen to other FM stations by
   sliding the FM1/FM2 switch left to the FM1
   setting. The tuning control dial is on the       6. Pull out and adjust the antenna as
   upper right end of the receiver.                    necessary.
4. The “Lo – Hi” slider switch, on the left, is a   7. Four D batteries may be placed in
    tone control. Set this switch to suit your         the battery compartment on the
    preference.                                        back of the receiver to enable
5. The On/Off and volume control dial is on the        portable use of the receiver.
   lower right end of the receiver. Rotate this        Note: This receiver will not
   dial down to turn the receiver on. Adjust the       accept an external antenna.
   volume as necessary.


                              TROUBLESHOOTING

If the DRIS receiver has poor reception, there are several things you can try to
improve the reception.

1. Check the SCA/FM switch or the FM1/FM2 switch to make sure it is in the SCA
   or FM2 position.
2. Rotate the antenna.
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3. Move the receiver to a different location in the room or a different room.
4. Place a piece of aluminum foil on the end of the antenna.
5. Attach an external antenna if applicable. There are several types of external
   antennas at varying prices. Here are a few types of external antennas you can
   try:
      a. FM Dipole Antenna: Attaches to the receiver and to an internal or
         external wall.
      b. 2-Way Splitter with Indoor/Outdoor Matching Transformer: Can be used
         with a standard TV antenna or cable. (Call your cable company to
         determine if they are providing FM channels.)
      c. 2-Way Splitter/Combiner: Used with the flat wire 300-ohm TV antenna
         cable.
      d. Rotating TV/FM Indoor Antenna: This antenna can be used if you do not
         wish to attach a wire to your existing antenna or cable. There are several
         different models of these antennas and they can be expensive. You
         should make sure the indoor antennas will receive the FM signal. Some
         of the least expensive indoor antennas will only pick up a TV signal.

NOTE: An external antenna cannot be attached to the CozmoCom Receiver.

If your receiver has worked properly in the past and is suddenly not working, either
North Dakota Public Radio (NDPR) or DRIS may be off the air. (NDPR broadcasts
our signal for us.) Check another radio in your residence to determine if NDPR
has gone off the air.

Their FM frequencies are:
90.5 Bismarck
89.9 Dickinson
91.5 Jamestown
88.9 Minot
89.5 Williston
91.9 Beach, Bowman, Crosby, Harvey, Hettinger, and Tioga


The weather can also interfere with our broadcast. Try again later in the day or on
the following day.

If there is no change after a day or two, your radio may be at fault. If your radio needs replacing,
please call DRIS at the numbers given above and we will give you instructions for returning the
radio for a free replacement.




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                           SERVICES DIRECTORY

You may be interested in the other associations, organizations, companies, or
government agencies listed below.

By providing information to patrons of the library, the North Dakota State
Library does not endorse any product, service, company, or organization
mentioned herein.

Aging Services
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Region I                                   Region V
Williston/ Region I Senior Services        Fargo Senior Citizens
18 Main                                    P.O. Box 2217
Williston, ND 58801                        Fargo, ND 58108
(701) 572-7364                             (701) 293-1440
(701) 572-7364 FAX                         (701) 241-9639 FAX

Region II                                  Region VI
Minot Commission of Aging                  James River Community Citizens
21 1st Avenue SE                           Box 1092
Minot, ND 58701                            Jamestown, ND 58402
(701) 852-0561                             (701) 252-2882
(701) 852-0564 FAX                         (701) 252-2529 FAX

Region III                                 Region VII
Senior Meals and Services                  Burleigh County Senior Adult
202 4th Ave.                               Program
Devils Lake, ND 58301                      315 North 20th St.
(701) 662-5061                             Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 662-2412 FAX                         (701) 255-4648
                                           (701) 222-3690 FAX
Region IV
Greater Grand Forks                        Region VIII
Senior Citizens Association                Elder Care
620 4th Avenue South                       P.O. Box 629
Grand Forks, ND 58201                      Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 772-7245                             (701) 456-1818
(701) 772-0213 FAX                         (701) 456-1820 FAX




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Aids and Appliances: Sources

Adapt Ability / S.&S. Worldwide               Lighthouse International
P.O. Box 515                                  111 East 59th St.
Colchester, CT 06415-0513                     New York, NY 10022-1202
(800) 288-9941                                (800) 829-0500
(800) 688-4889 TTY                            (212) 821-9713 TTY
www.adaptability.com                          www.lighthouse.org

Ann Morris Enterprises                        Maxi Aids
551 Hosner Mountain Rd.                       42 Executive Blvd.
Stormville, NY 12582                          Farmingdale, NY 11735
(800) 454-3175                                (800) 522-6294
(845) 227-9659                                (631) 752-0738 TTY
Email: annmor@webspan.net                     Email: sales@maxiaids.com
www.annmorris.com                             www.maxiaids.com

Carolyn's Products for Enhanced Living        National Federation of the Blind
P.O. Box 743                                  Aids and Appliances
Brookfield, WI 53008-0743                     1800 Johnson St.
(800) 648-2266                                Baltimore, MD 21230
                                              (410) 659-9314
Independent Living Aids                       www.kifwebe.com
200 Robbins Lane
Jericho, NY 11753                             Okay Vision Aids Corp.
(800) 537-2118                                67-555 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Email: can-do@independentliving.com           Unit C-103
www.independentliving.com                     Cathedral City, CA 92234
                                              (800) 325-4488
L.S. & S. Group                               vision-aide@ovac.com
P.O. Box 673                                  www.ovac.com
Northbrook, IL 60065
(800) 468-4789                                Sears Health & Wellness Catalog
(866) 317-8533 TTY                            7700 Brush Hill Road, Suite 240
Email: info@LSSproducts.com                   Burr Ridge, IL 60527
www.lssgroup.com                              (800) 326-1750
                                              www.searshealthandwellness.com




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See-More Vision Aiding Products           Speak To Me Catalog
P.O. Box 3413                             330 SW 43rd St., Suite #154
Farmingdale, NY 11735-0686                Renton, WA 98055
(800) 428-6673                            (800) 248-9965
Email: inquiries@seemorevision.com        Email: info@speaktomecatalog.com
www.seemorevision.com                     www.speaktomecatalog.com

North Dakota Vision Services              Vis-Aids Inc.
School for the Blind (The Store)          102-09 Jamaica Ave.
Vision Resource Center                    P.O. Box 26
500 Stanford Road Suite A                 Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Grand Forks, ND 58203                     (800) 346-9579
(800) 421-1181

Assistive Technology and Computers

Judie Lee, IPAT Director                  Dud Zimmerman, Assistive Technology
Technology Access Center                  Coordinator
3509 Interstate Blvd.                     Northwest and North Central Region
Fargo, ND 58103                           North Central Human Service Center
(701) 239-7247 Voice                      400 22nd Avenue Northwest
(701) 239-7229 FAX                        Minot, ND 58703
(800) 895-4728 Voice                      (701) 857-8630 Voice
Email: jlee@polarcomm.com                 (701) 857-8555 FAX
                                          (800) 265-4728 Voice/TTY
Jeannie Krull, IPAT Coordinator           Email: dud@minot.com
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Eastern Region Tech. Access Center        Connie Rawls, IPAT Support Staff
3509 Interstate Blvd.                     200 Bjornson Drive
Fargo, ND 58103                           P.O. Box 743
(701) 239-7228 Voice                      Cavalier, ND 58220
(701) 239-7229 FAX                        (701) 265-4807 Voice/TTY
(800) 895-4728 Voice                      (701) 265-3150 FAX
Email: jmkrull@integraonline.com          (800) 265-IPAT (4728) Voice/TTY
                                          Email: crawls@polarcomm.com




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Peggy Shireley, IPAT Coordinator             National Technology Program
Assistive Technology Coordinator             American Foundation for the Blind
Southwest and South Central Region           11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
4007 State Street #101                       New York, NY 10001
Bismarck, ND 58501                           (800) 232-5463
(701) 328-9544 Voice                         E-mail: techctr@aft.org
(701) 258-6299 FAX
(800) 265-4728 Voice/TTY
Email: shireley@riverjordan.com

Braille Publishers

For more information, request the Reference Circular, Sources of Braille Reading
Materials.

American Printing House for the Blind        Clovernook
1839 Frankfort Avenue                        7000 Hamilton Ave
P.O. Box 6085                                Cincinnati, OH 45231-5297
Louisville, KY 40206-0085                    (513) 522-3860 Voice/TDD
(800) 223-1839                               (888) 234-7156
Email: info@aph.org                          E-mail: cvb@clovernook.org
www.aph.org
                                             National Braille Press
Associated Services for the Blind            88 St. Stephen St.
919 Walnut St.                               Boston, MA 02115
Philadelphia, PA 19107                       (617) 266-6160
(215) 627-0600                               (888) 965-8965
Email: asbinfo@asb.org                       E-mail: orders@nbp.org
www.asb.org                                  www.braille.com

Braille International                        Seedlings Braille Books for Children
3290 S.E. Slater St.                         P.O. Box 51924
Stuart, FL 34997                             Livonia, Ml 48151-5924
(800) 336-3142                               (734) 427-8552
E-Mail: linda@brailleintl.org                (800) 777-8552
www.brailleintl.org                          Email: contact@seedlings.org
                                             www.seedlings.org




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Cassette Players (4-track slow-speed) - Producers/Distributors

American Printing House for the Blind        Independent Living Aids
1839 Frankfort Ave.                          200 Robins Lane
Louisville, KY 40206-0085                    Jericho, NY 11753-2341
(800) 223-1839                               (800) 537-2118

Ann Morris Enterprises, Inc.                 Innovative Rehabilitation Tech., Inc.
551 Hosner Mountain Rd.                      13453 Colfax Highway
Stormville, NY 12582                         Grass Valley, CA 95945
(800) 454-3175                               (800) 322-4784

Associated Services for the Blind            The Lighthouse, Inc., Consumer
919 Walnut St.                               Products
Philadelphia, PA 19107                       36-20 Northern Boulevard
(215) 627-0600                               Long Island City, NY 11101-1614
                                             (800) 829-0500
Beyond Sight, Inc.
5650 South Windermere St.                    L.S. & S. Group
Littleton, CO 80120                          P.O. Box 673
(303) 795-6455                               Northbrook, IL 60065
                                             (800) 468-4789
Carolyn’s Catalog
P.O. Box 14557                               Massachusetts Association for the Blind
Bradenton, FL 34280-4577                     200 Ivy St.
(800) 658-2266                               Brookline, MA 02446
                                             (617) 738-5110
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Attn: Visionaries Store                      Maxi-Aids, Inc.
1421 P St. NW                                42 Executive Boulevard
Washington, DC 20005                         Farmingdale, NY 11735
(877) 324-5252                               (800) 522-6294

Easier Ways, Inc.                            Myna Corporation
1049 Rock Hill Avenue                        239 Western Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229                          Essex, MA 01929
(410) 644-4100                               (978) 768-9000

Flash Trans Enterprises                      National Federation of the Blind
4536 Edison Avenue                           Materials Center
Sacramento, CA 95821                         1800 Johnson Street
(916) 489-5860                               Baltimore, MD 21230
                                             (410) 659-9314
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Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic          Telex Communications, Inc.
20 Roszel Rd.                                 9600 Aldrich Avenue South
Princeton, NJ 08540                           Minneapolis, MN 55420
(800) 221-4792                                (800) 828-6107

Deafness and Hearing Impairments

North Dakota Association for the Deaf         Relay North Dakota
Michelle Rolewitz, Coordinator                Terese Birnbaum, Administrator
1115 11th Avenue N                            Information Technology Department,
Fargo, ND 58102                               Dept. 112
(701) 237-5708 TTY Home                       600 East Boulevard Avenue
(701) 231-7135 TTY Work                       Bismarck, ND 58505-0100
E-mail:                                       (701) 328-3266 Voice
Michele_Rolewitz@ndsu.nodak.edu               (701) 328-3000 FAX
                                              E-mail: tbirnbaum@state.nd.us
North Dakota School for the Deaf
Carol Lybeck, Outreach/PIP Coordinator
1401 College Drive
Devils Lake, ND 58301
(701) 662-9011 Voice/TTY
(701) 662-9009 FAX
E-Mail: lybeck@sendit.nodak.edu

Deafblindness

ND Deafblind Services Project
Colleen Sanford, Project Coordinator
500 Stanford Road
Grand Forks, ND 58203
(701) 795-2741
(701) 795-2727 FAX
Toll Free: (877) 630-6214
E-mail: colleen.sanford@sendit.nodak.edu




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Education - Primary and Secondary

North Dakota Vision Services                         Department of Public Instruction
Superintendent: Carmen Suminski                      600 E. Boulevard Avenue - Dept. 201
500 Stanford Road, Suite A                           Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
Grand Forks, ND 58203-2799                           (701) 328-2260
(701) 795-2700                                       www.dpi.state.nd.us
(800) 421-1181
www.ndvisionservices.com

Education - North Dakota School for the Blind

Outreach Coordinator
Barb Brubakken (701) 795-2721

Regional Coordinators                          Counties Served
Telephone Numbers

Region 1 & 2                                   Divide, Williams, McKenzie, Burke, Renville,
Dianne Giessinger, (701) 858-4473              Bottineau, Ward, McHenry, McLean,
                                               Mountrail, Rolette

Region 3                                       Towner, Cavalier, Ramsey, Pierce, Benson,
Linda Kraft, (701) 253-3012                    Sheridan, Wells, Eddy, Foster

Region 4                                       Pembina, Walsh, Nelson, Grand Forks
Katrina Wendel, (701) 795-2716

Region 5                                       Griggs, Steele, Traill, Barnes, Cass, Ransom,
Marie Topp, (701) 298-4428                     Richland, Sargent

Region 6                                       Kidder, Stutsman, Logan, LaMoure,
Lana Slaby, (701) 253-3012                     McIntosh, Dickey

Region 7 & 8                                   Golden Valley, Billings, Dunn, Stark, Slope,
Mary Verlinde, (701) 328-3986                  Hettinger, Bowman, Adams, Mercer, Oliver,
                                               Morton, Grant, Sioux, Emmons, Burleigh

For additional information contact the North Dakota Vision Services in Grand Forks at these numbers:
(800) 421-1181 or (701) 795-2700.




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Education - Services for College Students with Disabilities

Listed below are the phone numbers of the offices for students with disabilities at the
various colleges and universities throughout North Dakota.

Bismarck State College                        (701) 224-5468
Cankdeska Cikana Community College            (701) 766-4415
Dickinson State University                    (701) 227-2029
Fort Berthold Community College               (701) 627-3665
Jamestown College                             (701) 252-3467, ext. 2598
Little Hoop Community College                 (701) 766-4415
Mayville State University                     (701) 786-2301
Minot State University                        (701) 858-3371
Minot State University-Bottineau              (701) 228-5479
ND State College of Science                   (701) 671-2335
North Dakota State University                 (701) 231-7135
Sitting Bull College                          (701) 854-3861
Trinity Bible College                         (701) 349-3621
Turtle Mountain Community College             (701) 477-5605
United Tribes Technical College               (701) 255-3285, ext. 239
University of Mary                            (701) 255-7500
UND-Grand Forks                               (701) 777-3425
UND-Lake Region                               (701) 662-1518
UND-Williston                                 (701) 774-4213
Northland Community College                   (218) 681-0835
Valley City State University                  (701) 845-7370

Education - National Correspondence School

Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093-2554
(800) 323-4238
(847) 446-8111 Extension 2837




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Education – Textbooks

Textbooks in alternative formats are not included in the National Library Service talking
book and Braille program. Services providing textbooks are listed below.

                               BRAILLE TEXTBOOKS

Textbooks in Braille may be purchased from the following:

American Printing House for the Blind          National Braille Association
1839 Frankfort Avenue                          Braille Materials Production Center
Louisville, KY 40206                           Three Townline Circle
(800) 223-1839                                 Rochester, NY 14623-2513
                                               (716) 427-8260

                          LARGE PRINT TEXTBOOKS

Textbooks in large print may be purchased from the following:

American Printing House for the Blind          Library Reproduction Service
1839 Frankfort Avenue                          14214 S. Figueroa St.
Louisville, KY 40206                           Los Angeles, CA 90061-1034
(800) 223-1839                                 (800) 255-5002
                                               (310) 354-2601 FAX
                                               E-mail: Lrsprint@aol.com

                           RECORDED TEXTBOOKS

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, a private, nonprofit organization, provides
recorded educational books and related library services to people with print
disabilities. Prospective borrowers must register with Recording for the Blind and
Dyslexic.

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(800) 221-4792
www.rfbd.org




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Employment of People with Disabilities

Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
600 South Second Street, Suite 1B
Bismarck, ND 58504
(800) 880-0382
(701) 328-8952

NDHIRES                                     NDHIRES matches qualified individuals
600 S. 2nd Street, Suite 1B                 who have disabilities with available jobs
Bismarck, ND 58504                          in North Dakota.
Toll Free: (888) 634-4737
E-mail: soengh@state.nd.us

Mayor’s Committees on Employment of People with Disabilities

Eunice Meidinger                            Grafton Mayor’s Committee
Bismarck Mayor’s Committee                  Grafton City Government
West Central Human Service Center           5 E 4th St.
600 South 2nd St.                           Grafton, ND 58237-1108
Bismarck, ND 58504-5731                     (701) 352-1561
(701) 328-8806
                                            Grand Forks Mayor’s Committee
Devils Lake Mayor’s Committee               P.O. Box 5200
City Hall                                   Grand Forks, ND 58206-5200
P.O. Box 1045                               (701) 746-4636
Devils Lake, ND 58301
(701) 662-7600                              Jamestown Mayor’s Committee
                                            Jamestown City Hall
Dickinson Mayor’s Committee                 102 3rd Ave. SE
Greg Sund, City Administrator               Jamestown, ND 58401
99 2nd St. East                             (701) 252-5900
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-7744                              Minot Mayor’s Committee
E-mail: gsund@state.nd.us                   Darla Schafer
                                            P.O. Box 592
Fargo Mayor’s Committee                     Minot, ND 58702
P.O. Box 162                                (701) 839-7717 home
Fargo, ND 58107                             (701) 852-0333 work
(701) 298-4518
www.ci.fargo.nd.us/mamc


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Valley City Mayor’s Committee                   Williston Mayor’s Committee
Valley City Hall                                Williston City Hall
P.O. Box 390                                    P.O. Box 1306
Valley City, ND 58072                           Williston, ND 58802-1306
(701) 845-1700                                  (701) 577-8100 Ext. 19

Wahpeton Mayor’s Committee
Wahpeton City Hall
1900 N. 4th St.
Wahpeton, ND 58075
(701) 642-8448


Guide Dog Information

Most guide dog schools are looking for people who are legally blind who have places
to go every day, are physically and temperamentally fit, and have had Orientation and
Mobility training. The minimum age is usually 16-18. Generally, there are no charges
to the client for the school's services, including the trained dog, a 28-day-long training
class, and equipment. Schools vary in size and target clientele. Some schools work
with people with orthopedic and hearing impairments. Each school is unique.
For more information, contact the North Dakota School for the Blind.

Guide Dog Foundation For the Blind              Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc.
371 East Jericho Turnpike                       611 Granite Springs Road
Smithtown, NY 11787-2976                        Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(631) 265-2121                                  (800) 942-0149
(800) 548-4337                                  (914) 245-4024
(631) 361-5192 FAX                              (914) 245-1609 FAX
info@guidedog.org                               www.guidingeyes.org/
www.guidedog.org
                                                Pilot Dogs, Inc.
Leader Dogs for the Blind                       625 West Town Street
P.O. Box 5000                                   Columbus, OH 42315
Rochester, MI 48308                             (614) 221-6367
(888) 777-5332
(248) 651-9011                                  Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
Bblanchard@leaderdog.org                        350 Los Ronchitos Road
www.leaderdog.org/                              San Rafael, CA 94903
                                                (415) 499-4000
                                                (800) 295-4052


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Seeing Eye, Inc.                              Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
P.O. Box 375                                  32901 SE Kelso Road
Morristown, NJ 07963-0375                     Boring, OR 97009
(973) 539-0922                                (503) 668-2100

Assistance Dogs for the Physically Impaired

Great Plains Assistance Dogs
Great Plains Guide Dog School
920 Short St., P.O. Box 514
Jud, ND 58454-0514
(701) 658-2242

Independent Living Skills Centers

North Dakota Vision Services                  Options - Interstate Resource Center for
500 Stanford Road, Suite A                    Independent Living
Grand Forks, ND 58203-2748                    318 3rd St. NW
(701) 795-2711                                East Grand Forks, MN 56721
(800) 421-1181                                (218) 773-7119 Voice/TDD
                                              (800) 726-3692
Independence, Inc. - A Resource Center
for Independent Living                        Freedom Resource Center for
900 N. Broadway, Suite 302                    Independent Living
Minot, ND 58703                               P.O. Box 8192
(701) 839-4724 Voice/TDD                      Fargo, ND 58109
(800) 377-5114                                (218) 236-0510 Voice/TDD
                                              (800) 450-0459
Dakota Center for Independent Living
3111 E. Broadway
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 222-3636 Voice/TDD
(800) 489-5013




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Internet Resources

American Printing House for the Blind (APH): Catalog of books in Braille, in large
print, and on cassette. These materials are primarily for elementary and
secondary school students.
www.aph.org

Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT):
http://www.ndipat.org

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped:
Includes access to comprehensive, national catalog of books available through the
Library of Congress program.
www.nlscatalog.loc.gov/

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
www.dpi.state.nd.us

North Dakota State Library
www.library.nd.gov

North Dakota Vision Services
www.ndvisionservices.com/

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic: Catalog of recorded textbooks primarily for
college students, but also for elementary and secondary school students.
www.rfbd.org

Utah State Library
www.state.lib.ut.us/blind.html

Insurance

North Dakota Health Care Review, Inc.           North Dakota Insurance Department
800 31st Ave. SW                                600 E. Boulevard Avenue - Dept. 401
Minot, ND 58701                                 Bismarck, ND 58505-0320
(701) 852-4231
(701) 838-6009 FAX                              Insurance Consumer Hotline
                                                (800) 247-0560
Medicare Beneficiary Hotline                    (800) 366-6888 TTY
(800) 472-2902 (In State)
Toll Free: (888) 472-2902 (Out of State)

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National Associations for the Visually Impaired

American Foundation for the Blind          National Association for Visually
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300                   Handicapped
New York, NY 10001                         22 West 21st St.
(800) 232-5463                             New York, NY 10010
(212) 502-7600                             (212) 889-3141
E-mail: afbinfo@afb.net                    www.navh.org
www.afb.org/
                                           National Federation of the Blind
Library Users of America                   1800 Johnson St.
5707 Brockton Drive - #302                 Baltimore, MD 21230
Indianapolis, IN 46220-5481                (410) 659-9314
(317) 254-1185                             www.nfb.org/
E-Mail: pprice@indy.rr.com
http://libraryusers.tripod.com

North Dakota Organizations of People with Disabilities

American Diabetes Association              North Dakota Association for the Blind
North Dakota Affiliate                     Allan Peterson, President
P.O. Box 5234                              7009 Horseshoe Bend
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5234                 Fargo, ND 58104
(800) 666-6709                             (701) 282-4644
                                           E-mail: allan.peterson@ndsu.nodak.edu
North Dakota State Chapter                 www.ndab.org/index.html
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
2801 Main Ave.
Fargo, ND 58103
(800) 344-4867




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Parent Infant Service Providers

Regional Providers                          Counties Served
Phone Number

Region 1 & 3                                Divide, Williams, McKenzie
Linda Kraft
(701) 252-3012

Region 2                                    Burke, Renville, Bottineau, Rollette,
Mary Verlinde                               Mountrail, Ward, McHenry
(701) 857-4577

Region 4                                    Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks
Pat Hill
(701) 495-2718

Region 5 & 7                                Griggs, Steele, Traill, Barnes, Cass,
Marie Topp                                  Ransom, Richland, Sargent
(701) 298-4428

Region 6 & 8                                Kidder, Stutsman, Logan, LaMoure,
Lana Slaby                                  McIntosh, Dickey, Golden Valley, Billings,
(701) 253-3012                              Dunn, Stark, Slope, Hettinger, Bowman,
                                            Adams

Parking Permits for the Mobility Impaired

North Dakota Department Of Transportation
Motor Vehicle Division
608 E. Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0780
(701) 328-2725




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            PARKING PERMIT BRANCH OFFICE LOCATIONS

Beulah                              Minot
Chamber Office                      Department of Transportation
116 North Central Avenue            Arrowhead Shopping Center
Beulah, ND 58523                    1600 Second Avenue SW
(701) 873-4940                      Minot, ND 58702
                                    (701) 857-8221
Grafton
Chamber Office                      Fargo
432 Hill Avenue                     Department of Transportation
Grafton, ND 58237                   42nd St. & 9th Ave. SW
(701) 772-1390                      Fargo, ND 58103
                                    (701) 262-5070
Devils Lake
Chamber Office                      Valley City
Highway 2 East                      Chamber Office
Devils Lake, ND 58301               208 NE Second St.
(701) 662-8966                      Valley City, ND 58072
                                    (701) 845-3812
Grand Forks
Department of Transportation        Rugby
2915 South Washington               Department of Transportation
Grand Forks, ND 58201               140 Viking Drive
(701) 772-1390                      Rugby, ND 58368
                                    (701) 776-5734
Dickinson
Department of Transportation        Wahpeton
1700 Third Avenue West              Town Center Square
Dickinson, ND 58601                 500 Dakota Avenue
(701) 225-1402                      Wahpeton, ND 58075
                                    (701) 642-2652
Jamestown
Department of Transportation        Williston
121 First Street West               Chamber Office
Jamestown, ND 58401                 10 South Main
(701) 252-0852                      Williston, ND 58802
                                    (701) 572-5065
Ellendale
Department of Transportation
67 Main St.
Ellendale, ND 58436
(701) 349-3633
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              READING MACHINES AND TEXT MAGNIFIERS

Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.        Phillips Magnification
14 Crosby Drive                           P.O. Box 438319
Bedford, MA 01730-1402                    Chicago, IL 60643-8319
(781) 276-6000                            (773) 881-8581
(800) 894-5374                            (800) 982-0226
(781) 276-0650 FAX                        (773) 881-4843 FAX
info@kurzweiledu.com                      magnifiers@aol.com
www.kurzweiledu.com
                                          Pulse Data HumanWare
LS&S, LLC                                 175 Mason Circle
P.O. Box 673                              Concord, CA 94520
Northbrook, IL 60065                      (800) 722-3393
(847) 498-9777                            (925) 681-4630 FAX
(800) 468-4789                            USA@pulsedata.com
(800) 317-8533 TTY                        www.pulsedata.com
(847) 498-1482 FAX                        www.humanware.com
info@LSSonline.net
www.lssonline.net                         Telesensory Corporation
                                          520 Almanor Avenue
Optelec                                   Sunnyvale, CA 94085
6 Lyberty Way                             (408) 616-8700
Westford, MA 01886                        (800) 804-8004
(978) 392-0707                            (408) 616-8720 FAX
(800) 766-7796                            info@telesensory.com
(800) 958-3399 FAX                        www.telesensory.com
info@optelec.com
www.optelec.com

                        RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Bibles for the Blind and Visually         Christian Blind Mission International
Handicapped International                 450 E. Park Avenue
3228 E. Rosehill Avenue                   Greenville, SC 29601
Terre Haute, IN 47805-1297                (800) 937-2264
(800) 223-1839                            (864) 239-0065
(812) 466-4899                            (864) 239-0069 FAX
E-mail: info@biblesfortheblind.org        E-mail: info@cbmi-usa.org
www.biblesfortheblind.org                 www.christianity.com/cbmi



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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day           John Milton Society for the Blind
Saints                                         475 Riverside Drive, #455
Special Curriculum                             New York, NY 10115
(801) 240–2477                                 (212) 870-3335
(800) 453-3860, extension 2477                 (212) 870-3229 FAX
                                               E-mail: order@jmsblind.org
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day           www.jmsblind.org
Saints - Distribution Center
(801) 240–3800                                 Lutheran Library for the Blind
(800) 537-5971                                 1333 South Kirkwood Road
E-mail: ldscatalog@ldschurch.org               St. Louis, MO 63122
www.ldscatalog.com                             (800) 433-3954, ext 1322
                                               www.blindmission.org/
Jewish Braille Institute
110 East 30th St.                              Xavier Society for the Blind
New York, NY 10016                             154 East 23rd St.
(800) 433-1531                                 New York, NY 10010
eisler@jbilibrary.org                          (212) 473-7800
www.jbilibrary.org                             (800) 637-9193

Jewish Guild for the Blind
15 West 65th St.
New York, NY 10023
(212) 769-6200
(800) 284-4422
(212) 769-6200 FAX
E-mail: info@jgb.org
www.jgb.org

                             SENIOR INFORMATION LINE

A free statewide source of information for those caring for senior adults and people
with disabilities.
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)
(800) 451-8693




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                           SPORTS AND RECREATION

American Blind Bowlers Association           Accessible Journeys
3041 E. 121st St.                            35 West Sellers Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44129                          Ridley Park, PA 19078
(216) 561-6864                               (800) 846-4537
                                             (610) 521-0339
American Blind Bowling Association           (610) 521-6959 FAX
411 Sheriff St.                              Email: sales@disabilitytravel.com
Mercer, PA 16137                             www.disabilitytravel.com/
(412) 662-5748
                                             National Beep Baseball Association
American Blind Skiing Foundation             5568 Boulder Crest St.
610 S. William St.                           Columbus, OH 43235
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056                       (614) 442-1444
(708) 255-1739                               Email: info@nbba.org
www.absf.org/                                www.nbba.org/

Amtrak                                       National Camps for Blind Children
Persons who are visually impaired can        4444 South 52nd St.
travel on Amtrak at a 15% discount.          Lincoln, NE 68516
(800) 872-7245                               (402) 488-0981
www.amtrak.com/                              (402) 488-7582 FAX
                                             E-mail: info@christianrecord.org
Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind              www.christianrecord.org
114 SR 103 South
Mount Union, PA 17066-9601                   Skating Association for the Blind and
(814) 542-2511                               Handicapped
beacon1@hcworkshop.com                       1200 East and West Road
www.lionscampbeacon.com                      West Seneca, NY 14224
                                             (716) 675.7222
Canadian Blind Sports Association            sabah@sabahinc.org
7 Mill St., Lower Level                      www.sabahinc.org/
Almonte, ON Canada K0A 1A0
(613) 256-7792                               Ski for Light, Inc.
(613) 256-8759 FAX                           1455 West Lake St.
Email: cbsa@istar.ca                         Minneapolis, MN 55408
                                             (612) 827-3232
Fishing Has No Boundaries                    info@sfl.org
P.O. Box 175                                 www.sfl.org/
Hayward, WI 54843
(800) 243-3462, (715) 634-3185
http://fhnbinc.org/
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U.S. Association for Blind Athletes             USA Water Ski
33 N. Institute St.                             1251 Holy Cow Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80903                      Polk City, FL 33868
(719) 630-0422                                  (863) 324-4341
(719) 630-0616 FAX                              (863) 325-8259 FAX
E-mail: usaba@usa.net                           www.usawaterski.org/index1.html
www.usaba.org
                                                Wilderness Inquiry, Inc.
United States Blind Golfer's Association        808 14th Ave SE
3094 Shamrock St. N.                            Minneapolis, MN 55414
Tallahassee, FL 32308                           (612) 676-9400
(850) 893-4511                                  (612) 676-9401 FAX
www.blindgolf.com/                              (800) 728-0719
                                                (612) 676-9475 TTY
                                                info@wildernessinquiry.org
                                                www.wildernessinquiry.org/

               TELEPHONE DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE EXEMPTION

U.S. West offers exemption from directory assistance charges for those unable to read
the Telephone Directory. For information or an application, call U.S. West at:
(800) 223-3131.

                                      VETERANS

Fargo Veterans Health Administration            North Dakota Dept. of Veterans Affairs
2101 Elm St.                                    P.O. Box 9003
Fargo, ND 58102                                 Fargo, ND 58106-9003
(701) 232-3241                                  (701) 239-7165
(701) 239-3705 FAX                              (701) 239-7166 FAX
                                                www.nasdva.com/northdakota.html
Federal VA Toll-free numbers:
VA Benefits: (800) 827-1000
Health Care Benefits: (877) 222-8387
(800) 829-4833 TDD




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           VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION VISION SPECIALISTS

Helen Baumgartner                        Margo Lentz
Program Administrator                    Northeast Human Service Center
1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 1             151 South 4th St., Suite 401
Bismarck, ND 58501-1208                  Grand Forks, ND 58201-4715
(800) 755-2745                           (701) 795-3022
(701) 328-8984                           TTY (701) 795-3060
TTY (701) 328-8968
                                         Jerry Kleinknecht
Mike Beck                                South Central Human Service Center
West Central Human Service Center        520 3rd St. NW
1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 2             P.O. Box 2055
Bismarck, ND 58501-1208                  Jamestown, ND 58402-2055
(888) 862-7342                           (800) 639-6292
(701) 328-8954                           (701) 253-6388
TTY (701) 328-8802                       TTY (701) 253-6414

Cathy Bryce                              Carol Schmitt
Lake Region Human Service Center         North Central Human Service Center
200 Highway 2 SW                         400 22nd Avenue NW
Devils Lake, ND 58301                    Minot, ND 58703-1080
(888) 607-8610                           (888) 470-6968
(701) 665-2235                           (701) 857-8643
TTY (701) 665-2211                       TTY (701) 857-8666
                                         E-Mail: 82schc@state.nd.us
Martha Soine
Badlands Human Service Center            Carol Schmitt
117 1st Street East                      Northwest Human Service Center
Dickinson, ND 58601                      316 2nd Avenue West
(888) 227-7525                           P.O. Box 1266
(701) 227-7600 (Voice / TTY)             Williston, ND 58802-1266
                                         (800) 231-7724
Rebecca Anderson Falde                   (701) 774-4662
Southeast Human Service Center           TTY (701) 774-4692
2624 9th Avenue SW                       E-Mail: 82schc@state.nd.us
Fargo, ND 58103-2350
(888) 342-4900
(701) 298-4459
TTY (701) 298-4450



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                      North Dakota Machine Agency
                      North Dakota Vision Services
                      500 Stanford Road
                      Grand Forks, North Dakota
                      58203-2748


ND Vision Services……………………………………(701) 795-2711
Toll-Free…………….………………………………….1-800-421-1181
Web Page….……….…………..http://www.ndvisionservices.com/




                          Utah Braille Library
                          1950 West, 250 North
                          Salt Lake City, Utah
                          84116

Toll-Free………………………………………………….1-800-453-4293
            “Knowledge for Everyone”




                                          Doris Ott
                                       State Librarian

                    North Dakota State Library, a division of the
                        ND Department of Public Instruction
                    Dr. Wayne G. Sanstead, State Superintendent

The North Dakota State Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
              sex, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.


                                           April 2008

				
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