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jane_pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-05 02:29 PM
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3. Library of Congress. My dad is blind from MS and that's how he gets his
Edited on Sat Nov-26-05 02:29 PM by jane_pippin
books on tape.

I'm not sure exactly how it works--he's been doing it since I was a teeny tiny kid--but somehow blind people can use this service through the Library of Congress that provides you with a tape player (I think)--my dad still has this big old thing from 1984 and I think he said it came from them--and you get a catalog of titles that you can choose from that they just mail to you in these giant green plastic cases.

I don't know if they have interviews/lectures but I know they have magazines because he gets Newsweek every week so who knows, they might.
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  -Lectures on tape for the blind? Ratty  Nov-26-05 02:14 PM   #0 
  - What about the Massey Lectures...  CatBoreal   Nov-26-05 02:20 PM   #1 
  - That's a good site  Ratty   Nov-26-05 03:15 PM   #16 
     - Go here...  CatBoreal   Nov-26-05 03:29 PM   #20 
        - That does the trick  Ratty   Nov-26-05 03:47 PM   #25 
  - I have tons of books on tape - one piece of advice  southlandshari   Nov-26-05 02:21 PM   #2 
  - My sister and I discussed that  Ratty   Nov-26-05 02:51 PM   #11 
  - I understand.  southlandshari   Nov-26-05 03:30 PM   #21 
  - She's right  khashka   Nov-26-05 03:11 PM   #15 
     - Ahem.  southlandshari   Nov-26-05 03:17 PM   #17 
        - Hey, milady!  khashka   Nov-26-05 03:37 PM   #22 
  - Library of Congress. My dad is blind from MS and that's how he gets his  jane_pippin   Nov-26-05 02:29 PM   #3 
  - Here's a link to the service:  jane_pippin   Nov-26-05 02:35 PM   #5 
  - How cool!  southlandshari   Nov-26-05 02:37 PM   #6 
  - Yeah, who knew, right? It's such a good program. I credit it with  jane_pippin   Nov-26-05 02:44 PM   #8 
  - Funny you should mention it  Ratty   Nov-26-05 02:48 PM   #9 
     - This program offers listening devices too--maybe they have something that  jane_pippin   Nov-26-05 02:58 PM   #12 
  - Our library has a pretty wide selection. CD player good idea.  trof   Nov-26-05 02:33 PM   #4 
  - Hey!  southlandshari   Nov-26-05 02:41 PM   #7 
     - Is that a Moon Pie?  trof   Nov-26-05 02:48 PM   #10 
     - Of course it is!  southlandshari   Nov-26-05 03:21 PM   #18 
        - Gotcha. Mungumery would be good then?  trof   Nov-26-05 03:45 PM   #24 
           - Absolutely  southlandshari   Nov-26-05 03:56 PM   #27 
     - Oh my gosh, MORMONS!  Ratty   Nov-26-05 02:58 PM   #13 
        - I am pretty sure that many great Mormons want no part of  southlandshari   Nov-26-05 03:27 PM   #19 
           - Under the Banner of Heaven ...  Ratty   Nov-26-05 03:44 PM   #23 
              - That book  southlandshari   Nov-26-05 03:59 PM   #28 
  - Audible.com  khashka   Nov-26-05 02:59 PM   #14 
  - check your public library  joneschick   Nov-26-05 03:52 PM   #26 
 

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