Audio Books Project
The "Audio Books Project",which began in 2013 with books recorded by Dünyagoz Hospital employees,patients and their relatives, has provided visually impaired readers with numerous recordings.Our team of volunteers has now reached 278 for this project conducted in consultation with Boğaziçi University Assistive Technology and Education Laboratory for Individuals with Visual Disabilities (GETEM), .
Volunteers go into special recording studios in Dünyagöz Etiler and Ataköy branches equipped with all the required technical specifications and acoustics, and read aloud written material from stories to novels and poems to scientific articles,the recordings of which are then donated to the GETEM library. We invite everyone who loves reading books and follows the rules of grammar and most importantly wants others to enjoy them as well to join us in this project.
How are the resources acquired?
The digital library project designed by Boğaziçi University Assistive technology and Education Laboratory for Individuals with Visual Disabilities (GETEM) is aimed at providing access for the visually impaired to information resources. This project includes the visually impaired (nearly 400,000 individuals in Turkey) as well as other individuals with disabilities (individuals with cerebral palsy and dyslexia) who cannot benefit from printed materials without limitation due to his/her disabilities. The majority of the publications in the digital library are in Turkish and English.
Apart from stories, novels and poetry books, educational materials which are taught at the Turkish universities (including textbooks, articles, class notes and lessons) conference records and scientific articles are also provided digitally.
Where and how are readings performed?
In the studios in Dünyagoz Etiler and Atakoy branches, demo recordings from volunteers are prepared and then sent to GETEM.GETEM evaluates whether or not the demo voice is suitablee for audio recording.The volunteers who are found suitable for reading go to adress at www.getem.boun.edu.tr and select one of the unread boks in the online library; following the pre-training, the volunteers complete their books by making 2 hours reading every week.
Application for registration
Our Recording Studios
Dünyagöz Etiler: Nispetiye Cad. Yanarsu Sok. No:1 Etiler, İstanbul
Dünyagöz Ataköy: Zeytinlik Mah. Sahil Yolu Cad. No:18 Ataköy, İstanbul