Partially sighted in call for new audiobooks

Partially sighted in call for new audiobooks

By Alexa Kaczka

A charity that provide audiobook versions of popular books for people with vision problems has been inundated with requests for the worldwide bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey to be converted into audio format.

According to Calibre Audio Library, hundreds of calls have been made by people who want to read the books that have swept the nation, but are unable to do so because they cannot access audio versions.

Christine Ronaldson, Calibre's head of audiobook production, told the Daily Mail that everybody should be able to enjoy a good book, regardless of its subject matter.

"We have to respond to what our members want to read. Our decision to add this popular series reflects this," she explained to the Daily Mail

"We believe that people who are visually impaired should have the same access to books as sighted people."

Fifty Shades of Grey became the bestselling fiction title in UK history last week and sales are continuing to soar.

Partially sighted people who order audio books through Calibre receive them in the post and can enjoy them without needing to struggle to read print.

by Adrian Galbreth

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