The Haldimand County Public Library maintains a CNIB deposit collection of 600 DAISY audiobook titles. Select a category below to view a complete list of titles in your favourite genre:
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Borrowing Period: 4 weeks
Renewals: 1 renewal per title
What is a DAISY Audiobook?
DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is an international format standard developed by libraries for the blind. DAISY audiobooks have superior sound quality and functionality compared to other audio formats. Special features include chapter, paragraph, phrase and word navigation, bookmarking, skimming, sleep modes and reading speed control.
DAISY titles fit on a single compact disc. These discs are meant to be played in special DAISY-compatible machines such as VictorReaders. For a list of player vendors, visit the DAISY marketplace. Because of their special formatting, DAISY discs cannot be played on standard CD players unless those players are MP3-compatible. If your CD player was manufactured in the last five years, there's a good chance it is MP3-compatible and will also play DAISY audiobooks, although many of the special navigation features will not be available. At present, the Haldimand County Public Library owns one VictorReader DAISY playback device. Upon request, this unit can be made available at any branch for in-library use.
DAISY titles can also be listened to on your computer, using DAISY playback software.
How to Participate
You can register to borrow DAISY audiobooks if you have difficulty reading traditional print material because of a visual, physical or learning disability. Library staff will guide you through the registration process, or you can register on your own by completing the CNIB's self-registration form. During the registration process, you will be asked to identify your print disability and to enter your library card number. Medical documents are not requested. You will also be asked to select a service type: access to the library's circulating DAISY audiobooks only or access to other online resources direct from the CNIB, or both. Once you are registered, you will be contacted by CNIB staff to set up and verify your account and services.
Are There Other Resources Available?
In addition to the Library's DAISY audiobook deposit collection, other DAISY titles can be requested from the CNIB Library collection through interlibrary loan procedures. Thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles are available along with popular magazines such as Maclean's, Canadian Geographic, Reader's Digest, Chatelaine and many more. Library staff will assist you in finding titles of interest and will initiate a loan request on your behalf. Interloan titles will be delivered to the library and you will be notified of their arrival.
The CNIB Digital Library collection also offers access to more than 80,000 books, newspapers, magazines, music and descriptive movies in alternative formats. Material for all ages and interests as well as titles in French, a Summer Reading Club for children, and both e-text and braille resources are available. Many resources, such as newspapers, are available for direct online viewing while others can be requested through interloan procedures and delivered to your local library branch. For more information visit the CNIB Digital Library website.