Friday, March 26, 2010

Record-A-Thon Harnesses Remarkable Volunteer Power, Bringing Books to Life for Students With Print Disabilities

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic’s Record-A-Thon Hosted by RFB&D’s Georgia Studio

Where: RFB&D Studio, 120 Florida Avenue, Athens, GA 30605

When: April 19 & 21, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., April 20, 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.,
April 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Delta Gamma sorority session 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
April 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Throughout the week at RFB&D’s Georgia studio, volunteers and volunteer readers will put in extra hours transforming textbooks into audiobooks – enabling students with visual and learning disabilities to learn through listening and achieve educational success. Sherri Goggin, Mrs. Georgia 2006, Athens Banner-Herald columnist, author and founder of Bundles of Joy gift bag program, is the honorary chair. Sheriff Ira Edwards, UGA basketball coach Mark Fox, former Mayor Doc Eldridge; Georgia State Representative Bob Smith, Athens Banner-Herald editor Don Nelson and other volunteers will fill the recording booths. The public and media are welcome to visit.

The Georgia volunteers will join thousands nationwide in the Record-A-Thon campaign to record books, raise funds and increase awareness about RFB&D and people with visual or learning disabilities. A national non-profit offering the largest audio textbook library in the country, RFB&D provides life-changing access to the printed word for over a quarter-million students and veterans.
For more information, contact:

Eleanor Cotton
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

Doug Sprei
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Washington, DC
(703) 581-2498

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