Graulhet: The distinctive sound library of the Tarn doesn’t dry up its circulate
It takes greater than the invasion of computer systems in our on a regular basis lives to discourage, Hélène, Mauricette or Nicole, volunteers of the one sound library within the Tarn put in within the premises of the media library and open on Wednesday after- noon.
“We deal with the visually impaired, to interrupt their isolation, with a free service” instantly advances Hélène Cornu who took over the presidency of the affiliation just a few years in the past.
They’re six to handle the inventory and the operation. Plus a dozen voice-givers, largely girls, who document the books. “One hour of recording is 4 hours of labor. There are native noises to handle, the intonations, the health, the covers…” assures Hélène Cornu. “Of the six of us, we’ve two proofreaders based mostly in Mazamet who’re devoted to this position”. On Graulhet, 62 audio readers, younger folks and adults, use the providers of “voice donors”. The native department has 6,963 books in its personal identify, novels, detectives, biographies or collections of poetry.
“However customers have rapid entry to the nationwide server which provides 210,000. For us, who began with cassettes, our media are CDs. As a result of all of the visually impaired don’t essentially have entry to or notions of computer systems”.
And the inventory of CDs is the enterprise of Mauricette Soulié and Nicole Saulière. “Audio readers ask us for particular titles. They typically belief us as a result of, by dint of expertise – 20 years for one, 7 for the opposite – we all know their tastes. Then we handle sending them to them”.
The sound library additionally has, by way of an settlement with the nationwide training system, recordings of college books and kids’s books, particularly for younger dyslexics.
And by way of Audacity, a downloadable program, simplified entry to nationwide catalogues. Lastly, the sound library of Graulhet, if it’s the just one within the division, wants funds to have the ability to work correctly. “We work with donations from people, corporations or associations” specifies and concludes Hélène Cornu.
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