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Listening instead of Reading
Books, magazines and newspapers are part of the daily life. Many special services and libraries help making these leisures available to blind and visually impaired people as well.
Newspapers and Magazines
Talking Information Center
The mission of the Talking Information Center in Massachusettes, USA, is to provide disabled people access to the printed word. News from the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, USA today, the New York Times and other newspapers and magazines are being read out to the visitor of the website.www.ticnetwork.com
Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom
This association records around 230 national newspapers and magazines on audio cassette for visually impaired and disabled people. It offers for small additional costs subscribers a choice of formats including audio cassette, computer disc, e-mail, via the TNAUK Bulletin Board, CD-ROM.www.tnauk.org.uk
Braille and Audio Libraries
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. The catalogue can be searched online.www.loc.gov/nls