Minnesota Conservation Volunteer
Audio Edition Information
Like many Minnesota Conservation Volunteer readers, Ben Haller is delighted when a new issue comes in the mail. Unlike most, however, he doesn't thumb through to look at the striking photographs first. In fact, he doesn't look at the pictures at all. Blinded by macular degeneration, the retired Duluth carpenter and cabinetmaker reads his Conservation Volunteer -- "every issue and every word" -- via an audiotape produced by the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library.
Haller is one of more than 100 visually or physically disabled Minnesotans who have been able to listen to audiocassette recordings of the Conservation Volunteer since 1995, thanks to library staff and volunteer narrators. A soundproof booth and recording hardware donated by the Faribault Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Eagles Club make possible professional-quality recordings.
If you know someone who is unable to hold, handle, or see well enough to read Minnesota Conservation Volunteer in print, contact the library at 800-722-0550 or email@example.com for information about this service.
Minnesota Conservation Volunteer is a donor-supported magazine advocating conservation and careful use of Minnesota's natural resources.