Recently got these two braille things turned into my work today. I'm not sure exactly what they would be called, but I believe they're some type of audio book. Any ideas?

http://www.biblio.gs/book/65805-Heart-of-Texas-Volume-1
http://www.biblio.gs/book/65807-Death-of-Yesterday

Aren't those for certain braille readers?

They might be, they just turned it in to our bookdrop.

It is called BARD, short for Braille and Audio Reading Download: https://nlsbard.loc.gov/login//NLS Basically what you have there are library books.

Thanks!

You are very welcome :)

So is this an Audiobook?

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/bard/

I'll take that as a yes. So it appears that it is a computer that does the reading?

If these are audiobooks, then I believe they should also be submitted at Discogs. Wonderful additions to both databases.

Sorry, my “answer” was a bit short…

From what I understand (note that I am not visibly handicapped nor do I know anyone who uses BARD) these are downloadable books that can be listened to via a computer or an app. People can also borrow books (temp. download) via BARD.

To a certain extend I think this can be qualified as an audiobook, though regular audiobooks and those for the visually impaired (like Talking Books) differ. It might need a separate format entry here. Same goes for Large-print, Braille books et al.

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