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How Do You Select A Talking Book?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by mosaix, Mar 5, 2011.

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    mosaix

    mosaix Shropshire, U.K.

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    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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    TheDustyZebra

    TheDustyZebra Hangin' around Staff Member

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    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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