Yes, I am blind and like to read the newspaper and books as well. Millions of blind folks such as me read the newspaper by phone almost daily. We all have access to a dial-up newspaper service called Newsline for the blind. Accessing by phone hundreds of national and international newspapers. But to bring realism to the reading process, I ask my wife for her printed paper just to smell the printer’s ink. Ah-h-h. Love that smell.
Plus we blind have access to audio books. Audio books provided by the Library of Congress. All downloadable to our smart phones or digital players.
I have a digital player with several recent book bestsellers. Now here is the big problem; I also can access kid books. I have two young granddaughters who are fully sighted but like to listen to kid’s audio books on my player. So to say the least when they are around the book player is commandeered by the kids. “Papa cue up Da da book. So I do that and off they go into their private place with my book player. A player owned by the Library for the Blind. A player meant to be used only by the blind and reading impaired. Neither granddaughter is blind but love to listen to their favorite books while working on art or homework projects. Never the less, am I in trouble with the US Government? Will I be sent to prison as a result? Will the judge throw the book at me? But not an audio book by the way. Am I in trouble? Jumping Junie B Jones! What will happen to me? “Lock him up!”