To produce spoken-word interpretations of literary works to serve persons with disabilities. These recordings are to be made easily accessible and always free-of-charge via the Internet.
Mr. David Erdody
Audio reading materials for the blind and visually disabled
400 Maynard Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA
Media, Communications Organizations (A30)
Humanities Organizations (A70)
Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)
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Readers and Best
AM produces spoken-word recordings of short-subject literary works that are made easily accessible through the World-Wide Web. Currently, AM focuses on reproducing copyright-approved material from reputable mainstream periodicals (The New Yorker, Harper's, Wired, Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, Civilization, Smithsonian, Grant and more) and independent writers; providing an electic mixture of interesting and educational material.
Produced over 100 hours (125 individual titles) of spoken word recordings
Blind and Vision Impaired
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified
Physically Disabled nec
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Mr. David Erdody
Mr. Erdody is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Assistive Media's online accessibility service. He is also responsible for the business relationships with external organizations. Mr. Erdody is the lead for the supervision, training, and evaluation of all volunteer staff in reading technique and production, the operations and maintenance of audio production, and computer-based development. He leads Assistive Media's management team for material planning and decision-making, which evaluates new and existing audio and Internet development technology. He finalizes all recommendations for the acquisition of equipment and systems to meet production needs. He advises other Assistive Media personnel on equipment and facility needs. He also serves as the lead for copyright permission efforts.
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