Volunteers Create Indiana-related Audio Books for Blind Hoosiers
Drake Land, Indiana
The Indiana Voices program creates
audio books for blind and physically handicapped patrons of the Indiana
Talking Book & Braille Library. Each week, volunteers give generously of
their time to assist in this process. The Indiana Voices program fills a void
of Indiana interest books and magazines left empty by the much larger National
Two groups of volunteers make this
process possible. First, volunteer narrators lend their voices to the literary
works recorded. Second, volunteer reviewers check the recorded first draft
against the actual text of the book or magazine and point to any errors that
need to be corrected. Creating just one book takes several months, but our
dedicated volunteers make the process enjoyable.
The Indiana Voices program began in
earnest in 2008 and since that time it has released over 150 talking books and
magazines. Without the many volunteer narrators and reviewers this program
would not be possible. On behalf of the Indiana Talking Book and Braille
Library and all of its many patrons, I would like to thank those volunteers who
have made this program a success.
like to give a special shout out for three Indiana State Library staff members,
Tatiana O’Neill, Karen Ainslie, and Jennifer Clifton, all from the Library
Development Office, who took time out of their busy schedule to volunteer at
the Genealogy and Local History Fair on Saturday October 26, 2013.
much for all your hard work at the Indiana State Library Genealogy and Local
History Fair! You are GREAT!!