“Magazines for Blind Available in Braille or Talking Book,” Ensign, Aug. 1973, 82
Supervision of Church materials for the visually handicapped has been transferred from Social Services to the magazine section of the Internal Communications Department.
For many years, Church magazines and books written by Church authorities have been available to both members and nonmembers in either braille or talking book form.
Each month, the Church publishes in braille The New Messenger, a compilation of material from the Ensign, the New Era, the Friend, and the Church News section of the Deseret News.
On a quarterly basis, the Church prepares The New Messenger, which features talks by General Authorities, interviews and discussions with prominent people, music by the Tabernacle Choir and organ, and other musical selections and information.
Both these publications, as well as lesson material for family home evening, Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society study courses, and lessons for the Sunday School Gospel Doctrine classes are available free of charge through Publications for the Blind, Internal Communications, 50 E. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.
Various Church books both in braille and talking book form are also available, including the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. These books, on a loan basis only, are available from the Utah State Library, Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 2150 South 2nd West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115. These books, as well as the magazines, may be mailed anywhere in the world free of charge.
The Book of Mormon and other Church books can be purchased both in braille and talking book form from the Church Internal Communications Department. Full details are available in a brochure from the department.