13. The Episode About Books

An image depicts a stick figure of Marc chanting "Egghead likes her bookie wook!" On the right side, a stick figure of Jan throws a book at him with the word "Bitten" written on the cover. As it flies in his direction, she yells, "ReadTHIS, blind man!" The words "Book Smarts" are written above the scene.
Drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.

In honour of children skipping merrily back to school, The Blindnamic Duo is all about books this week!

 

From narration to braille or productions with sound effects to text-to-speech, there are several ways for the blind to enjoy a good book. Marc and Jan explore their experiences with certain formats, services and explain the situations each one creates. What do both prefer and why?

 

How does Marc enjoy comic books and what happens when he has to explain them? How can his reading habits spoil a book for Jan? When do things become more challenging and why should Thanos read children’s books? We also digress into talking about church and the size of Marc’s head somehow.

 

We also  introduce a brand new member of the team as they kick off phase one of the Blind Luminations Podematic Universe! (Be sure to listen to the end of this episode as well… unless you are still trying to avoid Avengers: End Game spoilers for some reason.)

 

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Links We Mentioned This Week

 

Graphic Audio – A Movie In Your Mind

It’s Not What It Looks Like by Molly Burke on Audible.ca

 

What are your opinions and experiences with books in alternative formats? Be sure to let us know in a comment below or by sending your feedback through our contact form! (Just go easy on us, book worms can have fragile egos.)

 

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