New group converts books to CDs for The Blind


Anonymous Patron writes "New group converts books to CDs for use by the blind (Huntington Herald Dispatch - Huntington,WV): More than 250 visually impaired students in West Virginia will soon benefit from a new non-profit organization that records textbooks on CDs to help blind and learning disabled students succeed in the classroom. Several local charities recently donated a combined $143,000 to the group, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic."


Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic, formerly Recordings for the Blind, has been around for more than half a century, and has an excellent reputation (yes, it's one of the charities my wife & I donate to).

What is fairly new, it turns out, is that the nearest regional unit of the national organization, which was founded in 1958 and covered Virginia and the Carolinas, was renamed in 2004 with its scope broadened to include West Virginia.

Certainly not to detract from the story. RFB&D seems to be an efficient charity (partly because much of the reading is also done by volunteers), and so far I've heard only good about them.

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