May 6, 2011 | In: Articles

What Audio Books mean to the Visually Impaired

During the year 1931, a legislature was directed for day talking books as support for the blind and the visually impaired. In 1932, the American Foundation for the Blind made the conversation books or audio books. A lot of people find these books very useful, particularly for the visually impaired. With an audio book, a person can learn things even if he or she could not see.

Listening skills is very important for blind people because this is one way to react to the environment. Audio books enable the visually impaired to pursue their education with more ease.   A pocket-sized ABR or audio book reader was launched to aid the visually impaired. The major feature of this device is it reads audio files. Furthermore, it could store up to sixty hours of audio, with embossed buttons and voice prompt to make navigation easy.

There are many more devices that assist the blind and people with vision problems to listen to a favorite boo, story or get information and education. Audio books provide great help to people with vision problems. It provides them the opportunity for information, knowledge and entertainment through listening. An audio book is one great technology invention that has benefited many people, in particular those with vision problems.

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