Visual, Physical, and Reading Disabilities Resources

Visual, Physical, and Reading Disabilities Resources
Visual, Physical, and Reading Disabilities Resources

Did you know that the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library located in Faribault, MN offers library services to those where conventional print is a barrier?  One such service is delivery of materials free of charge through the U.S. Mail Service; these materials are available in a catalog and can be requested multiple ways.  Many books and magazines can, also, be downloaded through the Minnesota Braille and Audio Reading Download (MN BARD).  To learn more about this program and to apply for it, go to

Minnesota Resource Libraries (MNRL) is a statewide library providing information and resources to help families and educators meet the educational needs of Minnesota children and youth who have hearing and or vision loss. To learn more about MNRL, go to Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and the Blind Resources. To access the MNRL collection, go to Minnesota Resource Libraries Online Catalog.
Are you from Wisconsin or another state and interested in a similar service?  Check out the National Library for the Blind and Print Disabled here:  You can request more information and enroll in your states program.


Free Online Teen Resources

*Please note that some of these resources have been provided free of charge for a limited time only during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Authors Everywhere: This YouTube channel features workshops, readings, and activities from a variety of middle grade authors.

Bon Appetit YouTube Channel: For cooking lessons, inspiration, and more.

DC Kids Free Comics

Draw Every Day with JJK:  Graphic novel drawing tutorials from Jarrett J. Krosoczka, illustrator of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series.

Epic Reads Quizzes: Fans of YA fiction, these quizzes are for you! Free webcomics for kids and teens. No idea what webcomics are? Here's a quick-start guide.

Google Arts and Culture: Virtual tours, art, food, and more.

Harry Potter at Home

Host a “Reel Bad Movie” night at home with these movies streaming on YouTube: Teen Wolf. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Jack and the Beanstalk, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Dino King.

Hour of Code: Coding challenges and activities for all grade levels, from Minecraft to sports to Harry Potter.

Jason Reynolds Grab the Mic: Tell Your Story

Junior Library Guild Streaming Titles: You can access lots of great eBooks for both middle school and high school readers.

NASA STEM at Home for Grades 5-8

San Diego Zoo Kids: Live webcams of animals, activities, and more for animal lovers.

*Scholastic Learn at Home for Grades 6-9: Go on learning journeys with videos, articles, activities, and more for each day of the week.

Science Buddies STEM activities: You can search for STEM activities and informational videos for a variety of ages, including elementary, middle, and high school.

Smithsonian Distance Learning: Free video webinars about birds, coral reefs, fossils, and more.

YMCA 360: Free workout videos, with some geared toward kids and youth, and others for all ages.

Yoga with Adriene: Free yoga videos you can try at home.

Free Online Resources for Kids

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