As a blind reader, (I read Kindle books using the text to speech facility), and a lover of audio books, I was interested to read this post. Several of my poetry titles are available via audible.co.uk and audible.com, making it easy for visually impaired readers (and others) to read/listen to them.
David Faucheux, a blind librarian who has contributed to TeleRead, is Library Journal’s audiobook reviewer of the year for 2018.
“David has an incredible enthusiasm for a wide range of genres and topics and never ceases to want to learn more and improve his writing,” LJ Media Editor Stephanie Klose wrote. “In addition, as LJ’s only visually impaired audio book reviewer, David’s feedback on user experience of various platforms, formats, and recordings is unique and invaluable.”
David tells LJ: “Audiobooks take me places and show me things I would otherwise never get to encounter. They see for me by their descriptions, their vivid word pictures, and lyrical prose. They befriend me when I’m lonely, educate me when I’m curious, and amuse me when I’m in a blue mood. I have always known I could pick up a book and for a time be in a better or at…
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