Thursday, November 11, 2010

CNIB Library Partners Program

Soon, the Powassan Library will be getting Daisy players from the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) and we're REALLY excited! The library will be receiving 50 titles with new titles coming every 6 months.  

The Daisy player is basically a digital talking book. It is a format standard, not a brand name. Daisy players are made by many different companies. It assists people who, for different reasons, have problems using regular printed media. Learning may be impaired by print disabilities like blindness, decreased vision, dyslexia or other issues.

In my opinion, the Daisy is an excellent technology that benefits a lot of people. My father, as well as one of his brothers, are legally blind and can absolutely benefit from such a technology. My father always had a difficult time finding books that he could read. He tried large print media and used a large magnifying glass to no avail, so he has turned to audio books. Whether you have a visual or learning disability, reading will no longer be a difficult task but something you can enjoy!

If you have used the Daisy technology, feel free to leave any comments!

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1 comment:

  1. I'm using the Daisy Reader from the Callander Public Library. I think the ability to put bookmarks in non-fiction and to navigate through the levels of the book, when you are going back and forth is good. For things like cookbooks or non-fiction DIY books, I think the Daisy Reader is better than another audio player.
    This is a great partnership with the CNIB.