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Talking Book Topics
Bibliographies home page introduction and links to:
Physical Handicaps: A Selective Bibliography (2009) [PDF 1.23MB / 16p.]
Directories home page introduction and links to:
Guides home page introduction and links to:
Other Writings introduction and links to:
The ABC Book, a pronunciation guide to commercial names
Revised August 2012.
Art and Science of Audio Book Production by Bill West
Text of September 1995 NLS publication.
Creating an Annotation: a manual on writing and editing annotations, by Vicki Fitzpatrick
Revised and expanded edition, 2003.
The Future of Braille: NLS Braille Summit Presentations and Outcomes
June 19–21, 2013
Say How?, a pronunciation guide to
names of public figures
Revised June 2014.
C'est What? an introduction to Say How?
Talking Rooms: Walking through History at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Headquarters
Conceived and written by Erica Vaughns
You Say It How?, an audio-enhanced version of Say How?
Reports introduction and links to:
Comparison of Costs for the Distribution of New Digital Talking Book Machines (DTBMs)
Development of Life Cycle Cost Model for DTBs
Digital Talking Book Distribution Analysis
Visit www.loc.gov/nls/digital.html for more information on digital talking books.
Digital Talking Books: Developing a User Interface
by John Cookson and Lloyd Rasmussen, presented at Technology and Persons with Disabilities sponsored by the Center on Disabilities, California State University, Northridge; March 2001
Flash Memory Distribution of Digital Talking
by Neil Bernstein, information technology specialist, NLS Engineering Section; published February 2005.
Report on DTB distribution options
Report on Future Availability of Cassette Tape Components
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Posted on 2015-05-11