....joining together the world of blind woodworkers by providing recordings of woodworking materials.
Woodworking for the Blind Inc. now provides free digital MP3 recordings of current woodworking publications exclusively for the use of blind and visually impaired woodworkers and for the use of member nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies that have a primary mission to provide specialized services to the blind and visually handicapped.
Voice recordings of Fine Woodworking magazine, Woodwork magazine, Woodsmith magazine, Woodworking magazine, American Woodworker magazine and Woodcraft magazine are recorded in MP3 format shortly after the current issues become available. All recordings include the text of woodworking articles on techniques and design, how-to-build-it articles, tips, tool reviews, shop methods, finishing advice, woodworker profiles and other general features. Recordings include descriptions of the many photos and illustrations that accompany the magazine articles.
Occasionally, recordings of woodworking books also are issued.
Recordings can be sent only to members. Membership is free and open to all print-disabled persons who are blind, visually impaired or physically handicapped to read normal printed material as a result of such disability. Membership is also free and open to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies that have a primary mission to provide specialized services relating to the training, education or adaptive reading or information access needs of blind or other persons with reading disabilities.
For further information or for a Membership Application contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodworking for the Blind currently is able to offer CDs of recorded magazines free of charge and hopes to be able to raise sufficient funds to continue the free service. Contributions to support our work are always welcome.