Audio Transcription Services

Our professionally tested and trained volunteers record textbooks, business, training, vocational and leisure materials into a variety of audio formats.

Recordings are provided free of charge to Minnesotans statewide who have visual impairments and other disabilities that make it difficult to read print.

There is a small charge for audio transcriptions provided to schools, colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies and non profits.

Apply for Services

Before taking advantage of the exceptional transcription services, you need to complete and return our application for services form establishing your eligibility for services. 

Your eligibility must be certified by an appropriate "certifying authority" as listed on the form. Also, you must submit a signed customer agreement copyright form before services can be provided.

Ordering Audio Materials

Before proceeding with the order process, you will need to read the following document, which will help you understand the process, timing and the cost. 

Audio Transcription Policies, Procedures and Pricing

Online Order Forms
Student Order Form or
Leisure, Vocational and Personal Order Form or
Organizational Order Form  

Printable Order Forms 
To submit a request by mail please print the appropriate order form below and send to the address listed on the form: 
Student Order Form or 
Leisure, Vocational and Personal Order Form or 
Organizational Order Form


State Services for the Blind 
2200 University Ave W #240 
St. Paul, MN 55114-1840 
1-800-722-0550 (toll-free)