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‘Talking books’ lets the visually impaired keep up on their reading – aurally

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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

By Wynne Mancini

PHOENIX – At the Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library, it would be tough to judge a book by its cover, because most of the books don’t have one. The library offers free audio players to anyone in the state with a visual or physical impairment that makes reading difficult, and checks out about 2,000 titles a day to patrons around the state. Library volunteers also record books, including those materials with a local Arizona connection.