Talking books for blind celebrated as portal to the world

Modesto Bee – “After south Sacramento resident Thomas Mason, a 73-year-old retired master electrician and Navy veteran, lost his eyesight to macular degeneration more than a decade ago, the California Braille and Talking Book Library’s free audiobook program helped him overcome the depression he felt about going blind. “It seems like the whole world ends when you lose something you’ve had all your life,” Mason said. “I gave up until I met my wife and went to a rehab center and learned about talking books. “The talking books are one of the best things that ever happened to me.”

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