The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages, and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge.
JBI International is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the Jewish and general cultural needs of the visually impaired, blind, physically handicapped and reading disabled - of all ages and backgrounds - worldwide.
Many Maryland public libraries offer free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium. Using the free OverDrive and Libby apps and a library card, library patrons can access books on their smart devices.
Over the years, Learn Out Loud had curated a Catalog of over 50,000 of the best audiobooks, podcasts, free downloads, and videos individuals can learn from. One of the most popular sections of their site is their Free Audio & Video Directory which features over 10,000 free audiobooks, courses, documentaries, lectures, interviews, speeches, and more.
Today, students with learning differences have increased rates of depression, "at-risk" behaviors, a higher likelihood of dropping out and, ultimately, higher poverty rates. Without the right support, many of these students will needlessly struggle in school and will be poorly positioned for future success. Learning Ally seeks to break this cycle of failure. We enable schools to support their struggling readers and build a strong foundation for independent, engaged learners who are empowered to achieve socially, emotionally and academically, regardless of their learning difference.LibriVox
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. Because the books LibriVox records are in the public domain, readers and listeners should be aware that many of them are very old, and may contain language or express notions that are antiquated at best, offending at worst.
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and the word count is given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.
National Federation of the Blind, Jacobus tenBroek Library (Baltimore)Open Culture
The Jacobus tenBroek Library is located at the National Federation of the Blind national headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. We provide facilities for using our collections, regardless of format, by both sighted and blind readers, and we welcome researchers interested in non-medical aspects of blindness. We also welcome walk-in readers, but to maximize the benefit of visiting the library, we urge you to request an appointment or read our reading room policies for researchers.
Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given them great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It's all free. It's all enriching. But it's also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Their whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give individuals access to this high-quality content whenever and wherever they want it.
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with a focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.