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Photograph of Helen Keller reading a braille edition of Reader's Digest

“To people without sight The Reader’s Digest is like a wonderful friend who fills their hands with the treasures of instructive talk and world-wide news. For a few days each month, I am surrounded by…the full, surging life of the world.”
—Helen Keller.

APH is proud to offer accessible editions of Reader’s Digest® and Newsweek® to eligible readers who are blind and visually impaired. Subscriptions to Reader’s Digest® and Newsweek® are free to eligible U.S. citizens, although donations are appreciated to help defray costs.

Ways to Subscribe


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Annual cost for each magazine (paying is optional for eligible subscribers):

U.S. readers have the option to pay the subscription charge, but are under no obligation to do so; contributions are always welcome — Donate Online Now. Non-U.S. citizens and gift-givers must pay the full subscription charge for one year. Contact the Magazine Department for further questions: 1-800-223-1839 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Available Magazines

Reader’s Digest®, Braille

Reader's Digest Braille Volumes

Reader’s Digest® Digital Flash Cartridges

Note: Due to the cost of the cartridges, subscribers must return the cartridge in the supplied postage-free mailing container after they are finished with each issue.

Reader’s Digest®, Digital Talking Book Download

Reader’s Digest®, Cassette Tape

Reader's Digest cassette tape

Reader’s Digest®, Large Print

Available for purchase directly from Reader’s Digest at 1-800-807-2780 or www.rd.comOpens a new window. Note: APH does not publish this format.


Newsweek®, Digital Talking Book Download

Newsweek®, Cassette Tape

Newsweek cassette tape

Scholastic News

For decades the APH has been able to provide large print and braille editions of Scholastic News at a cost comparable to printed publications. Unfortunately, the funding for this project will no longer be available effective October 1, 2018.

If you purchased a subscription, you will receive your last issue by the end of September. We will also issue a full refund for the cost of your current subscription. If Quota funds were issued to pay for your subscription, your account will be credited accordingly.

Thank you for your continued support of APH Products and services. We are hoping that this is not the end of our Scholastic News partnership and are exploring options for offering this valuable educational tool in the 2019 school year.

How to Obtain a Talking Book-Type Tape Player

A Talking Book-type cassette tape player or digital cartridge player is designed to play specially recorded tapes that are available only to eligible readers. These players are available on a free loan basis from the library in your state that serves visually impaired or physically handicapped readers.

How You Can Help

Reader’s Digest® on cassette and in braille and Newsweek® on cassette are available free of charge to qualified readers who are visually impaired and blind. This service is made possible by generous donors. Donate now online.

Reader’s Digest is a trademark of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.; Newsweek is a trademark of Newsweek, Inc.;