Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Library For Blind And Handicapped Getting Digital Audio Books

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped has announced that it is beginning the distribution of its new digital audio books and digital audio players to its customers. The service provides audio books, large print books and narrated movies to people with a variety of conditions that make it so they are unable to read on their own. Many of the services customers have conditions like diabetes, Parkinson's disease, macular degeneration or severe arthritis. The new digital audio books will replace the older audio cassette books that have become outdated. Director of the Pittsburgh Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped says this transition has been years in the making and is happening because of the low cost of the digital devices. Funding for the transition comes from Federal and State sources because the library, although affiliated with the City's public libraries, does not receive local funding.

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