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For more than 80 years, RNIB's (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Talking Books service has helped create a lifeline to the outside world for blind and partially sighted people in the UK.
The Talking Book (shown in Figure 1) allows users to play, record, and categorize audio recordings and to copy those recordings directly to any other Talking Book.
In 1965 the AE-1 talking book machine with a three-speed motor was introduced.
To donate to the RNIB's appeal, call 0845 345 0054The Royal National Institute for the Blind's talking book library is the largest unabridged audio collection of books in the UK, with more than 10,000 titles
The campaign, entitled Give the Joy of Reading, is calling for the government to become more involved in the funding of the talking books service.
Mr Fellowes is due to take over the chairmanship of the Talking Books appeal tomorrow from Lord Melvyn Bragg, has previously voiced around half a dozen books for the blind, including an Alice In Wonderland with "very peculiar voices".
Because we wanted to proceed with the service on a pilot basis, we used $2,000 in donations from a memorial fund in honor of former MITBC director Eileen Sheppard Meyer, as well as funds provided by the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service.
When you order additional talking books your free Lord Of The Rings cassette will be included - there's no need to send an SAE.
The Talking Books program offers 60,000 book titles with a range of topics similar to that found in any public library, as well as recorded versions of 46 national magazines, including Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, People Weekly, Sports Illustrated and U.
A Digital Talking Book (DTB) is a collection of electronic files that are arranged to present information to the blind and physically handicapped reader via alternative media.
Each double-cassette talking book is sure to give you hours of listening pleasure.
Some of the significant reforms include the following: -there will be an exception for non-profit educational institutions; non-profit libraries, museums, and archives; people who require Braille or talking book copies; -there will be a levy on blank audio cassettes to help recompense those in the sound recording industry whose CDs and tapes are copied instead of bought; -there will be a new right for performers and producers of sound recordings to receive some recompense for broadcast of those recordings; -there may be protections for book publishers from the importation of cheaper foreign editions of books if the booksellers and book publishers can find a compromise on the turn-around times for orders among other issues.