Amazon Provides Blind People Access to Talking Book Service

Picture Of An Amazon Alexa Smart SpeakerThe Royal National Institute of Blind People's (RNIB) Talking Books service offers the visually impaired thousands of audiobooks sent out to customers in CD or USB format or as digital downloads. The RNIB first launched the service in 1935. Now, Amazon provides blind people access to the RNIB Talking Books service via its virtual home assistant, Alexa. By asking "Alexa, open RNIB Talking Books," blind users will be able to choose from more than 30,000 audiobooks.

"We are extremely pleased to announce that Talking Books customers can now access the 34,000 books in the RNIB Library by asking Alexa," said David Clarke, the RNIB director of services.

Please reach out to San Diego Center for the Blind to learn more about the programs and services we offer.

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