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Barnes & Noble: Audio – Gay and Lesbian Fiction and Barnes & Noble: Large Print – Gay and Lesbian Fiction. Titles from another big bookseller.
Beyond the Closet Bookstore: Audio. The audio book section of a Seattle gay bookstore.
Fictionwise.com. A bookseller offering electronic books, electronic magazines, and audio books. Most booksellers fail to tell their visitors whether the read-aloud function of each e-book is enabled. For that information, you need to go to Fictionwise.com's site. To find the gay and lesbian books, just do a keyword search at their site, or search for the author or title.
Lambda Rising Bookstores & Oscar Wilde Bookstore: Audio. The audio book section of a set of Mid-Atlantic gay bookstores.
Triangle Braille Services. A press that formerly published gay and lesbian braille books, no longer active. Some of their books are available on loan to individuals who are members of the Quatrefoil Library, a GLBT library in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Womyn's Braille Press. Feminist audio books and braille books. The press no longer directly loans books; their books may now be may be borrowed by way of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, which is the American public library service for person who can't easily read standard-sized print.
Lambda Resource Center for the Blind. A subsection of Womyn's Braille Press with audio books primarily (but not exclusively) of interest to gay men. The center no longer directly loans books; their books may now be borrowed by way of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, which is the American public library service for person who can't easily read standard-sized print.
All of the major libraries for the blind, and some presses for the blind, offer GLBT books, but these must usually be searched for by keywords, such as "gay," "lesbian," "homosexuality," "lesbianism," and similar words. Here is a select list of organizations for the blind whose online catalogues include gay materials.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind Library.
Louis Database of Accessible
Materials for People who are Blind or
Visually Impaired. Louis is a database of materials from 170 United States agencies.
National Information and Library Service. The above library system is located in Australia.
National Library for the Blind. The above library system is located in the United Kingdom.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The above library system is located in the United States.
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. The above organization is located in the United States, but it serves members worldwide.
For more libraries, see Libraries for the Blind and Partially-sighted People in Europe, International Library Links, and International Directory of Libraries for the Blind. The last site is quite large, but it's a bit difficult to navigate around if you're using a screen reader.
Gay Library: Ability & Disability. A Web directory of disability organizations around the world that deal with gay and lesbian issues. This page is part of Gay Library, a resource site.
Buried Treasure: Online Male Homoerotic Fiction Recommendations.
GLBT Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature: A Web Directory.
Homoerotic Historical Fiction Links.
Leather Books in Alternative Formats.
The Literature and History of Friendship, Romantic Friendship, Romance, and Sexuality. The above set of sites includes GLBT resources.
Online Resources for Blind and Partially Sighted Readers of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Online Resources links to speculative fiction sites with electronic texts and audio, as well as sites with general information for visually impaired readers.
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