Entertainment for the Blind or Limited or Low Vision
How to Get Entertainment for the Blind
- VictorStream - this is an mp3 player that allows books, magazines and music to be played in a very simple to use handheld device
Book Share & Audible
Bookshare® is the world's largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities. More than 320,000 people in nearly 50 countries have access to Bookshare's collection of over 300,000 titles. More than 500 U.S. and international publishers contribute to our social mission by donating their digital files, making it possible for Bookshare to serve users around the world and ensuring that content is available to people with print disabilities at the same time as their peers.
Download audible books to your MP3, tablet, Victor Reader. 1st book is free.
- Book Share
The best way to find described movies is probably to useFandango, as several site visitors have said this works for them. The Fandango website is www.fandango.com. You can search the site by location or movie name, and by signing up for a free account, you can save and navigate to your favorite movie theaters. When you find a specific movie, navigate to the phrase, "Select a movie time to buy tickets." If youdown-arrowat this point, you are hoping to find the phrase, "Accessible devices available." Clicking that link should produce a pop-up box with either or both "Closed caption" and "DV" (which stands for Descriptive Video).You, of course, are hoping to find DV listed for the film in question! As a point of information, after each theater name there is a link labeled Amenities.If they have audio description headsets, "Accessibility devices available" is supposed to be listed there, but has not proved to be reliable. If you want to do a search on the page for described movies, you may wish to search for the phrase "accessibility."
- Internet Radio Stations
- Descriptive Movie Theaters with Descriptive Audio Availability (need link)
- Blind Tour Guides
- BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download
Access to the BARD web site is restricted to eligible readers. You will need a login ID and password to access it. If you do not have them, review the criteria for participation by reading the BARD application instructions and, if you qualify, request an account.