Cuba initiates talking book service for the blind in CDs
- Cuba produces its first book dedicated to blind readers in CD-ROM
01 de septiembre de 2006 01:02:37 GMT
Mor than a hundred literary works in CD-ROM format make up the first
ever production in Cuba and already have been distributed to reading
rooms and schools for the blind throughout the whole country - a
reports from AIN (Press Agency).
The titles include, novel, short stories, poetry and others from from
authors like Gabriel García Márquez, Víctor Hugo, Mario Benedetti,
Allan Poe, Carlos Fuentes y Julio Cortázar.
The edition was recorded in the studios of the National Association
for the Blind (ANCI in Spanish), Meanwhile Spain's National
Organisation for Blind (ONCE in Spanish) and Ecuador's National
Federation for the Blind (FENCE in Spanish) have offered help with
the acquiring of equipment.
Guillermo Rodríguez Llerena, from ANCI's national directorate
explained that the method has been to use audi cassettes however the
CD-ROM format offers greater capacity and quality.
He pointed out that they also rely on a Braille printing facilty
which produces books and other publications including the magazine
'Faro' and ANCI's Bulletin 'Columnas'.
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