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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:23 pm
Keep Federal Funding for Audiobooks!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic requests your support by signing an online petition – it’s a simple fill-in-the-blanks form that lets you join your voice to those of the hundreds of thousands of individuals who use audiobooks to provide accessible materials every day to achieve their highest potential in school and life.

Here’s more from RFB&D’s petition:

For more than 30 years, Congress has supported these services, including Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), for students who are blind, visually impaired, or who have learning disabilities that prevent them from reading standard print books.

The future of that support is uncertain as Congress is considering significant cuts in education funding levels for FY 2011.

RFB&D has a long-established relationship with the United States Department of Education and has had broad, bi-partisan support in Congress for its programs.  In the near future, Congress will be making critical decisions on funding programs like RFB&D.

Curious about the FREE audiobook resources available to those with print challenges? Here’s a a link to my article  “That All May Read” that will provide information about many programs that exist to serve students with disabilities—at no cost to the child’s school or parents, as well as adults who cannot access materials in print format.

7 Responses to “Keep Federal Funding for Audiobooks!”
  1. Jessica Marchione Says:

    Please keep this important funding!

  2. Maria Smith Says:

    For more than 30 years, Congress has supported these services, including Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), for students who are blind, visually impaired, or who have learning disabilities that prevent them from reading standard print books.

    The future of that support is uncertain as Congress is considering significant cuts in education funding levels for FY 2011.

    RFB&D has a long-established relationship with the United States Department of Education and has had broad, bi-partisan support in Congress for its programs. In the near future, Congress will be making critical decisions on funding programs like RFB&D.

  3. Rhea Hess Says:

    Please continue the funding for this necessary cause.

  4. Mary E. Zaleski Says:

    Please keep federal funding for audio books
    Thanks Mary E. Zaleski

  5. Gloria Rodzielowicz Says:

    I am a TVI as well as visually impaired myself. RFB&D helped me achieve a goal I never thought i’d reach when I lost my print usable vision. I went back to school and received my graduate degree. My students in both elementary and hogh school are going through mainstream classes because of what RFB&D provide. Many continue onto college and enter the workforce in higher paying positions than without such support. Please DO NOT destroy our youths future.

  6. Hayley McEwing Says:

    Please maintain this funding!

  7. Mary Beth Bauernschub Says:

    Please keep audiobook funding.


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