Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Escaping into the world of audiobooks

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2019/01/25/canadian-audiobooks-come-of-age.html

“The works were also available via CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access), a service for readers with print disabilities. I’m familiar with their database because the child that inspired my audiobook journey is now a voracious reader herself and, being legally blind, relies on CELA for access to audiobooks and magazines. The Audible titles were a different production than the CELA versions, which are read by trained volunteers (who are nearly always brilliant, by the way). Audiobook producers such as Blackstone and Recorded Books have an agreement with CELA, allowing the organization access to their recordings. Audible does not.

While it’s sometimes tempting, I only use the CELA library for my daughter — the person in our house who really needs their services — so for my own reading I went the Audible route.”