Welcome to our Library!
The ISDB library is a tremendous resource, with hundreds of resources available to students, staff and parents. Our resources range from wordless picture books to professional titles, clearly, something for everyone! Our collection includes items for the blind and visually impaired as well as deaf and hard of hearing students. Some of the formats include: signed videos, captioned media, large print, Braille, descriptive videos and audio books. We subscribe to three print newspapers and 25 hard copy magazines and journals
We serve students and staff here on campus as well as students contracted with our Outreach Staff throughout the state of Idaho.
Our Copy Center enlarges print titles for fiction books as well as textbooks. Our Braille Center creates braille copies from print books and embossing as well as tactile graphics.
Libraries Linking Idaho (LiLI) is an alliance of libraries and library consortia working together on projects and services that bring networked library services to the citizens of Idaho. LiLI is composed of three main parts.
1) We utilize the LiLI Databases for searching magazine articles, newspaper articles and encyclopedic information. 2) LiLI eAudio books allow us to download books to MP3 players. 3) LiLI Unlimited allows us to borrow books and other itmes from libraries across the nation. Contact Dorothy for more information.
Web site: www.lili.org User name: lili Password: idaho
The Idaho Talking Book Service provides a reading alternative by offering books and magazines in cassette format for people who are print impaired. All services are provided free of charge, including the mailing of reading materials and playback machines.
Web site: http://libraries.idaho.gov/landing/talking-book-service
The World Book is marketed as a "family" encyclopedia. One focus of this general purposes encyclopedia is to help students with reports for school.
The mission of Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) is to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. This FREE service is provided by the U.S. Department of Education. You may borrow or stream programs from this site.
Web site: http://www.dcmp.org/
Tumble Book Library is an online collection of animated, picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.
Web site: http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com
Reading A-Z offers thousands of printable teacher materials to teach guided reading, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, reading fluency, alphabet, and vocabulary. The teaching resources include professionally developed downloadable leveled books, lesson plans, worksheets, and reading assessments.
Accelerated Reader (AR) is an assessment that primarily determines whether or not a student has read a book. This is a progress monitoring software assessment used by ISDB for monitoring the practice of reading.
Web site: http://renplace.isdb.idaho.gov/RenaissanceServer/
The American Printing House for the Blind promotes independence of blind and visually impaired persons by providing specialized materials, products, and services needed for education and life. ISDB manages the money allocated by the federal government for Idaho’s blind, students to provide books, equipment, teaching materials and other services.
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), a national nonprofit, volunteer organization, has been the leading accessible audio book library for students with disabilities such as visual impairment or dyslexia that make reading standard print difficult or impossible. With titles available in every subject area and grade level, their digitally recorded audio textbooks on CD and downloadable audio textbooks help students challenged by the printed page.
A newer part of our library is accessible to parents of our students. The Parent Resource Library contains many kits full of themed items for use in your home. Each kit is a little different, many contain books, stuffed animals, lessons, crafts and teaching worksheets to help parents teach their children at home.
With our membership in the Western Library Network (OCLC), we obtain full marc records for our library database. We also utilize this program for interlibrary loans. We can borrow books, videos, books on CD, DVD and other library items throughout the United States. We also loan our collection to participating libraries. This is a free service for our patrons.
The Bookshare library provides people with print disabilities in the United States legal access to more than 43,000 digital books, textbooks, teacher recommended titles and 150 periodicals that can be converted to Braille, large print or synthetic speech. Bookshare is a subscription-based service operated by Benetech. Many of the titles in the Bookshare collection are available in Spanish.
The NIMAC is a central repository that contains NIMAS source files. These files can be used to produce accessible formats on behalf of eligible print disabled students in grades K-12. Publishers deposit NIMAS files to the repository. The NIMAS files are checked to confirm that they are valid NIMAS, and are cataloged into a web-based database. Authorized Users can download directly the files they need to convert into accessible formats.
We supply our faculty with a library of professional materials to help in teaching our visually and hearing impaired students. Materials may be checked out for an extended period of time.