Talking Book Program for LDS With Disabilities

For Latter-day Saints who can’t read printed material because of a disability, the Church provides audio versions of many of its magazines, manuals, and other publications.

The audio files are available online at audio.lds.org. You can listen to them online or download them to play on your computer or on a mobile device.

In addition to providing access to members with reading difficulties, audio versions are prefered by some people over printed text. It also provides a convenient way to listen to Church materials while commuting or exercising.

For members with disabilities who have limited or no Internet access, the Church also provides the audio files on a DAISY cartridge, which can be used in special players obtainable from the state libraries for the blind. For those who don’t qualify to get these special players, members with reading difficulty can download the DAISY files from the Church’s Disability website (disability.lds.org) and listen to them on their computers or iPods with special software.

Learn more about the Church’s Talking Book Program by reading the article “Updated Talking Book Program Benefits Church Members with Disabilities.”

If you know of someone with reading difficulties, please tell them about these Church resources.

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  • Andrew Klay February 4, 2013, 8:47 pm

    I am heavily involved in creating these audio materials at the LDS Motion Picture Studio in Provo, Utah. They are a fantastic resource but the problem is that virtually NO ONE in the church knows they are available. I think a lot more people could benefit from what we do if the Church would spread the word through flyers in chapel hallways or even mention it inside the magazines themselves.

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