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Old 5th March 2011, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How Do You Select A Talking Book?

So if you're visually impaired how do you select a talking book from your local library? How do you know what you're selecting and if it will interest you?

Here in my local library they're running a pilot scheme.

First, for each talking book a sighted volunteer scans the spine of the talking book into a hand held device, then records orally details of the book - author, story line etc.

Visually impaired library users then use the device to 'browse' the talking books section. First they scan a spine, the device identifies the book and then plays back the previously recorded details.

Simple.
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Old 5th March 2011, 02:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: How Do You Select A Talking Book?

Cool.

So it's not just like the restaurant that has a sign in the window that says, "we have menus in braille".

"We have talking books", says the sign you can't read. This is much more useful!
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