Library

Audio book and narration examples

As a library member you can access thousands of audio books through our collection. Many of these books have been recorded by our dedicated volunteer narrators. We also make use of synthetic voice narration to provide content such as newspapers, to make sure you to receive it as soon as possible. You can get a feeling for both our volunteer narrated audio and synthetic voice content by listening to some excerpts and examples below.

Talking book clips

Vision Australia narrators

The following audio samples have been narrated by Vision Australia volunteers:

Technology Guides and Training

We can support you to get the most out of your DAISY player through training and guides.

Contact the library on 1300 654 656 for assistance or to book a DAISY telephone training session. Face to face training may be possible in certain locations. Please have your DAISY player with you when you call.

For queries relating to handheld devices, please contact the i-access® Online team on 1800 00 59 65.

Latest from the Library

December 2018

Our books will be coming to you differently in the New Year

As of December 20, 2018, the Vision Australia Library will no longer send out talking books on CD, but we will deliver them in a range of new ways.

The library team has contacted members who received books on CD to chat about the alternative ways we have of getting books to them.

These include a 3G DAISY player and Wi-Fi DAISY player that are both very similar to the old DAISY CD players, and a free app that can be used on an iPhone or other smartphone and tablet devices.

Children and Young Adults

The Vision Australia Library has a variety of resources and services for young people who are blind, have low vision or have a print disability.

Membership to the library is free, and you can access books in braille and audio formats. As a Vision Australia library member you can access your reading materials from the i-access online library catalogue.

Children and young adult audio books

We have thousands of children and young adult titles across a range of genres.

Feelix Children’s Library

At the Vision Australia Feelix Library, children from a young age can enjoy stories with their parents and siblings, and learn about braille.

About Feelix

Reading plays a key role in the learning and development of any child, and Feelix helps children learn and develop in a unique, sensory way to support literacy. 

Children 0-7 years old who are blind or have low vision can become a member of the Feelix Library.