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Helping others become more independent

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Helping others become more independent

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Helping others become more independent

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Monthly Highlights

  • Special Announcements

    Call the Braille Institute Library at 323-660-3880 and ask for the Telephone Reader Program to get signed up for this wonderful free servce.

    Click on "What's New With TRP?" on the right of the page to read the latest updates. 

  • Braille Institute Library Services Cafe Chatroom

    We would like to invite all Library patrons to attend our chat room online workshop in the comfort of your own home or office, free of charge. All you need is a high speed computer and the Talking Communities software. Each session will last 30-45 minutes long.

    Learn what’s new at your Library:

    • Training on BARD using a PC or Mac
    • Overview for online catalog (WebOPAC)
    • Sign up for our Telephone Reader Program (TRP) and access the phone system, website and/or iPhone and Android app.

     To get started: Click here

    If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download and then run, free of charge. A link to the software is available on the main page. Log in using your first and last name; no password needed.

    So, sit back with a cup of coffee and let us teach you!

    Contact Brian Albriton for more information by calling, (800)808-2555 or (323)660-3880 ext. 1372. You can also email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Braille Institute Library: A Brief History

    Click to download in FLV format (57.52MB)

Welcome to the Telephone Reader Program

The Telephone Reader Program App for the iPhone and Android is now available!

Download it now for FREE and try it out! If you are not a TRP patron and would like to sign up, call (323) 660-3880 ext. 1435. 

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TRP offers a variety of different publications and media to our members.  We record the USA Today and La Opinion newspapers on a daily basis.  TRP also records Grocery, Pharmacy, Discount and Clothing and Department store ads every week.  We also record Magazine excerpts from People, Money, Sports Illustrated, Food & Wine, Oprah, and Prevention magazines. In addition TRP has added a feature called Old Time Radio Shows & Music which gives access to a collection of over 25 different shows from the golden era of radio.  Furthermore, TRP has added Restaurant Menus and Fast Food Menus, a feature that gives our members more independence in their daily lives.

Feel free to navigate around our website to learn more about The Telephone Reader Program.

To listen to our online demo click here.
To listen to our phone demo, please call 866-333-1211 and enter User ID 5555

TRP Login

In order to sign up for the Telephone Reader Program, you need to be a Library patron.
You may print the application bellow and get started. 


Are you a Library patron? Print the form bellow and let us know what you like best about the Braille Institute Library Services. 


What's New with TRP?



Braille Institute Library Services


The Braille Institute Library’s mission is to provide our patrons with the resources, services, and programs that enables and facilitates access to audio and Braille publications. Our Library is dedicated to promoting literacy, learning, and knowledge to all who are unable to read regular print.
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