Leisure & Recreation:

Movie & Television Access

Telephone Equipment

News & Information

  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Information Tape:
    Listen to weekly happenings at MCB, updated every Friday. Toll free: 800-392-6450.
    Once connected, state "information tape" and you will be routed to the weekly happenings at MCB.
  • National Federation for the Blind's NFB-Newsline
    NFB-Newsline free for individuals who cannot read regular print: An application can be downloaded from National Foundation for the Blind.
  • Talking Information Center (TIC)
    TIC is a radio reading service that provides the reading of daily newspapers, periodicals, shopping guides, best selling books, community events and more:
    Talking Information Center
    130 Enterprise Dr.
    PO Box 519
    Marshfield, MA 02050
    1-800-696-9505 or (781) 834-4400
    Fax: (781) 834-7716
    E-mail: general@ticnetwork.com
    Office hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 4 pm.
  • "Tell Me"
    Another useful number is 800-555-TELL (8355). A voice prompted service for current news, sports, business and entertainment information.

Talking & Braille Books & Magazines

  • Talking Books
    Talking book circulates recorded books and magazines; large print and braille materials at no cost to people who are blind, vision impaired, or physically disabled through the U.S. Mail System.
  • Choice Magazine Listening
    • Choice Magazine Listening is a free audio anthology for a an audience of blind, visually impaired or physically handicapped subscribers.
  • Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
    • RFB&D's library contains an extensive collection of audiobook and textbook titles. To access RFB&D's library, membership and fee is required.

Large Print & Braille Resources

  • Large Print
  • Braille
    • Hadley School for the Blind
      Hadley School for the Blind offers correspondence classes on Braille and a range of other topics for individuals with blindness, their family, friends, and supports. Classes for individuals with blindness and their family are free of charge.

For more information on this page, please contact:

Lisa DiBonaventura, M.A., COMS
Email: Lisa.DiBonaventura@state.ma.us

Please note: By posting these Web links, it is not our intention to endorse or recommend the sites. These sites are being offered only as informational resources.


This information is provided by the Department of Developmental Services.