Books for the blind

Carolyn Randall, a Parkway Place resident in Houston, has been a bookworm her whole life. In fact, she loves books and words so much that she’s dedicated the majority of her 90 years to sharing this literature love with those who might not otherwise have it.

Randall created the Talking Book Program, an audiobook recording studio at the Texas State Library and Archives that makes books and magazines available to the visually impaired.

"The program," Randall said, "was one of the most rewarding things in my life."

Since Randall founded the program in 1978, the library’s collection has grown to more than 10,000 book and magazine titles in multiple languages with nearly 100 volunteers. Roughly 18,000 visually impaired people across Texas are served through the program, all because of Randall's initiative.

Read her full story here in the Houston Chronicle. 


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