History of Talking Books

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Congress Establishes talking book program

1931

First talking books are developed

1932

Pratt-Smooth Act Amended

1933

Congress approves free mailings of audiobooks to the blind

1935

West German audiobook library for the blind is founded

1955

Audio Cassettes come out

1970

CD's come out

1982

Audio publishers Association promotes consumer awareness

1986

National Library service circulates millions of recorded books

1992

Audiobooks become popular in India

2010

Audio Books are now being downloaded

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