Reading audio books for the blind

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The Blind Man by David Herbert Lawrence (Book Reading, British English Female Voice)

Audiobooks and newspapers

Not many people realize that the earliest phonograph records were created specifically to provide spoken recordings for people who could not read because they were blind. Recorded music came later, but recording the written word for use by people with vision loss continues today. Audio books and a new generation of listening devices are helpful for readers with limited vision and are an increasingly popular reading option for sighted audiences as well. Almost any popular novel or nonfiction book, general interest and trade magazines, and newspapers are now available in a variety of accessible audio formats. Launched in and sponsored by the Library of Congress, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped NLS is a national network of cooperating libraries that distribute recorded books to people with vision loss. These books are loaned and mailed free of charge, and are played on machines provided by the NLS program. The books come in special containers that are mailed back free of charge.

Audiobooks provide reading content in an auditory format generally, with an actor reading out the text. There are also plenty of options for accessing news. DAISY talking books have advanced features to help with navigation and aurally interpreting visual information. See our useful links below for places to buy specialist players. RNIB Overdrive offers access to a catalogue of 20, audiobooks free of charge.

UK blogs use cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies. Now in its 80th year, it has recently made the landmark decision to make the service free to access for all blind and partially sighted people in the UK.
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Listening Books distributes pure, undiluted pleasure and friendship. Not many schemes can make such a claim. We mainly use trained actors but we will consider working with anyone who has the appropriate experience and can spare the time. To volunteer please submit a sample of your work for consideration on CD or email MP3 clips to studios listening-books. Ideally the recording should contain at least two examples of your voice, reading different book genres e. We recruit regularly for volunteer readers to help us record textbooks and other non-fiction titles.

The charity made the announcement on the 80th anniversary of Talking Books, the service that provides 4, audio books every day to people with sight loss. Anyone who is registered as blind or partially sighted can borrow up to six Talking Books at any time, completely free-of-charge. The Talking Books service was launched in to help soldiers who had been blinded in the First World War and were struggling to learn braille. Almost 30, blind and partially sighted adults and children use Talking Books and the RNIB library is the largest of its kind in Europe, the organisation has said. As part of the anniversary celebrations, HarperCollins has become the first publisher to commit to delivering every new title to the RNIB library on the date of general publication; providing equal and immediate access to current bestsellers for blind and partially sighted readers.

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