Materials Mailable as Free Matter
for the Blind or Handicapped
Updated October 1996
This Customer Support Ruling discusses
material that is eligible to be mailed as Free Matter for the Blind and Other Physically
Computer disks which are used for
brailling books are mailable free of postage under the provisions of Domestic Mail
Manual (DMM) 703.5.2.1, when there is compliance with the requirements presented
in DMM 703.5.2.2.
DMM 703.5.2.1 provides that educational
or other materials or devices, or parts thereof, specifically designed or adapted
for the use of a blind person or a person having a physical impairment as described
in DMM 703.5.1.3 are mailable free of postage. Such pieces must be marked
in the upper right corner of the address side with the words: "Free Matter
for the Blind or Handicapped" as specified in DMM 703.5.4.1a.
In addition, cassette recorders/players,
white canes, watches (talking timepieces), braille watches and typewriters, which
are specifically designed or adapted and mailed for the use of qualified blind or
handicapped persons may be mailed free of postage under the provisions of DMM 703.5.
Anita J. Bizzotto
Washington DC 20260-3436