DAISY players

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DAISY Players (Digital Accessible Information System) are the latest technology in digital audio playback devices for people with a vision impairment or disability that prevents them from reading print material easily.

These devices have been specifically designed with large, tactile buttons and memory facilities that are not available on standard CD players. They can play talking books, music CD's, MP3 files and audio files stored on USB sticks or SD cards providing high quality digital sound from the built-in speakers or via headphones.

Now Available to Residents

Darebin Libraries has acquired 30 DAISY Players through the ‘Increasing Accessibility Library Initiative' funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and administered by Australian Library and Information association (ALIA).

Darebin Libraries is pleased to offer residents who have a print-disability greater access to its digital collection from Talking Books to online resources like Bolinda Digital eAudiobooks.

A person with a print disability is one who is unable to read standard print with ease due to:
• vision impairment
• an inability to hold or manipulate books or has limited eye movements e.g. severe arthritis, stroke, MS
• a perceptual or learning disability e.g. dyslexia or a visual processing disorder

To access the DAISY Players @ Darebin program the person will need to:
• provide a letter from their health practitioner
• be a member of Darebin Libraries or the Home Library Service
• agree to the terms and conditions of borrowing this technology
• meet the eligibility criteria

If you are interested in finding out more about DAISY Players @ Darebin or know someone who may benefit from this new technology, please ring Darebin Libraries on 1300 655 355 or register your interest online below:

How to Qualify

To access the DAISY Players @ Darebin program the person will need to:
• provide a letter from their health practitioner
• be a member of Darebin Libraries or the Home Library Service
• agree to the terms and conditions of borrowing this technology
• meet the eligibility criteria

If you are interested in finding out more about DAISY Players @ Darebin or know someone who may benefit from this new technology, please ring Darebin Libraries on 1300 655 355 or register your interest online below:

DAISY Player Enquiry

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