Does someone you know have a print handicap? Who cannot read text due to vision, learning, or physical disabilities. Taping provides everyday information and accessibility to printed information, including what is happening in the community and around the world.
Taping for the Blind was founded over 42 years ago by a group of volunteers recording books for the Library of Congress. Today, Taping For The Blind (Taping) offers three services at that Turn Sight Into Sound for thousands of sight impaired and print-challenged individuals in our community. ALL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE to print challenged individuals.
Reading Radio: Our radio program broadcasts 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to residents of Harris and 33 surrounding counties and streaming live on the internet. Radio broadcasts provide comprehensive programming from 50 local and national publications. Our most listened to program on the radio is the 2 hour live daily broadcast of the Houston Chronicle and the hour daily reading of the Wall Street Journal; our next most popular program is the reading of grocery and discount store ads. Along with two daily book hours (please see website for program guide), we offer specifically designed programs for visually impaired individuals such as Eyes on Employment, hurricane and emergency preparedness for persons with a disability and persons living alone with a disability, Cooking in the Dark which is a weekly show taped live by a blind chef cooking in his home, and People's Pharmacy, a weekly one-hour Q&A program about modern and traditional medicines and treatments hosted by Drs. Joe and Terry Graedon. The programming encompasses a wide variety of topics.Custom Recording service records materials that are requested which are not otherwise available on audio, including textbooks, novels, newsletters, instruction manuals. Taping provides clients with the option of requesting their reading material on CDs or MP3.
Description for the Blind, provides audio descriptions of action and visual images of live cultural and entertainment events in and around Houston, including theatre performances at the Hobby Center, Alley Theatre, AD Players and the Houston Rodeo (please see website for schedule). Trained volunteers read the playbill before the performance and describe using words that are succinct, vivid and imaginative to convey the visual image on stage. Included in the description might be the detailed set design, actor's physical appearance, costumes, movements, and explanation of audience reaction.
Please consider referring us to a friend or relative who may benefit from our services and call us at 713.622.2767 or visit us on our website at www.tapingfortheblind.org.
Taping for the Blind, 3935 Essex Lane, Houston, TX, 77027