About Us

The Recording Library of West Texas

Visually Impaired Services, Senior Services, Learning Disability Services & More in Midland, TX

Dedicated to improving the lives of people who cannot access the printed word, the Recording Library of West Texas offers audio versions of different forms of media to the visually impaired. From audio version books and audio version magazines to audio versions newspapers and newsletters, we help our community stay connected and better their lives.

We are committed to remaining at the forefront of technological developments in order to deliver our services to all. Our RLWT radio station is available for listening on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Click to listen to live RLWT radio today!

We offer our works in a number of formats to reach the widest possible audience. Our work doesn’t just office visually impaired services. The Recording Library of West Texas has dyslexia services & other learning disabilities services. We also offer senior services in Midland, TX.

Get Involved!

We are always looking for dedicated supporters of our mission. If you’d like to help us provide learning disabilities services, visually impaired services, and senior services to Midland, TX, here’s how you can get involved:

Become a Reader: Without our readers, we’d have a hard time delivering our audio version books, audio version newspapers, audio version magazines and more to our clients! We provide thorough training and help you throughout every step to become a skilled digital reader.

Volunteer: Maybe reading out loud isn’t your thing. There are plenty of other opportunities for you to help out. Call our office today to learn about other volunteer opportunities.

Donate: Every donation helps us achieve our mission of helping those who must read by listening. We thank you for your support! Whether you’d like to become a reader or donate to our cause, we are grateful for every bit of support we receive. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dyslexia Services & Learning Disabilities Services

Podcasting, Audio Version Books & Other Audio Recording Services in Midland, TX

The Recording Library of West Texas opened in 1963 with the goal of providing equal access to the printed word for students and adults living with dyslexia, learning disabilities or visual impairment. We serve communities in the Odessa and Midland, TX areas.

Custom Recording Services

Custom Senior Services, Visually Impaired Services & Audio Recording Services in Midland, TX & Beyond

The Recording Library of West Texas serves those who have visual, physical or learning disabilities.

We provide professional quality recordings of books, newsletters, Bible study lessons, textbooks and unique material like instruction manuals to individuals or organizations.

To request a recording of specific materials, please contact us at 432-682-2731 or e-mail

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The Recording Library has many supporters. Laura Bush (pictured left) served as an honorary member of the board during her tenure as First Lady of Texas.


Resources & Links

Local Agencies & Support Groups

Able Center  local independent living center
1931 E 37th St.  Suite 1
Odessa, TX. 79762
(432) 580-3439

SeniorLink  Meals on wheels, RSVP, Foster grandparents, Senior Companions
S301 Sinclair Avenue
Midland, Texas 79707-6620
(432) 689-6693

Sensory Garden
Completely accessible to visually and physically challenged visitors. Designed in part with the Texas Commission for the Blind.
Ellen Noel Art Museum

4909 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, Texas
(432) 550-9696

West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind
Factory that employs people who are blind or have severely impaired vision.
2001 Austin Street
San Angelo, Texas  76903
(325) 653-4231

Southeastern Guide Dogs
Provides guide dogs and training to civilians and veterans.
4210 77th Street East
Palmetto, Florida 34221

Local Support groups

Vista of Midland and the local NFB contact is Stella Davilla (432)528-2350, (432) 563-3568

Vision of Hope Odessa and Monahans and the local ACB contact is Mike Bates (432) 425-8346 or


National & State Organizations

American Council of the Blind

American Council of the Blind of Texas

American Foundation for the Blind

National Federation of the Blind

NFB – Texas
314 East Highland Mall Blvd.
Suite 253
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 323-5444
Toll free 866 636-3289
Fax 512 420-8160

NFB – Texas Newsline
Offering local newspapers from around the state, national papers, magazines and more.

Texas Talking Book Program
College resources for students with disabilities.


Reading Services

Sight Into Sound

Owl Radio
San Antonio

IAAIS, International Association of Audio Information Services
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