Marathon County Public Library

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Resources: Blindness and Low-Vision

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

Library E-book Accessibility Program (LEAP)

Library E-book Accessibility Program (LEAP)

LEAP is a program that allows visually impaired patrons to access special e-book content thanks to a partnership between OverDrive and BookShare. Eligibility requirements must be satisfied to access this free service: Blindness and Low-Vision E-books WPLC Online

Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library

Provides braille and recorded books and playback equipment for Wisconsin residents who for any physical reason cannot read normal print. Part of the Talking Book Program of the Library of Congress. For access to these materials locally, please call 715-261-7248. Audiobooks Blindness and Low-Vision MCPL Online

Web Resources

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration. Use at your own risk; these sites are not controlled or monitored by the library.

United Way: 211

Dial 211 or use this website for help finding community services such as financial assistance, counseling, services for youth or elderly, volunteer opportunities, and much more.   Web Marathon County Job-Search Phone and Address Blindness and Low-Vision


A web-based screen reader that provides a non-visual interface to access the Internet. No software installation is necessary. WebAnywhere enables you to interact with the web in a similar way to other screen readers, such as JAWS or Window-Eyes. Web Blindness and Low-Vision