Description of The Unseen Minority: A Social History of Blindness in the United States: 10. The Talking Book
This chapter describes the dream of recording books for blind and visually impaired persons, first proposed in the late 19th century, and brought to fruition as recording technology developed in the 20th. AFB's efforts came to fruition in 1934 with the creation of its Talking Book program. The problem of financing recordings was met in part by federal appropriations and work relief projects of the New Deal in the 1930s.