Scriptures for the Visually Impaired on LDS.org

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Scriptures for the Visually Impaired on LDS.org

Postby israelwj » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:53 pm

Hello All,

Recently in Ward Council we discussed a brother who was unable to read the scriptures because he was going blind and could not read braille...

The next morning I was reading scriptures on LDS.org before work and stumbled upon the answer for this problem right there in front of my face.

Very simple process
1. Go to LDS.org and select "sciptures" in the left hand column
2. Select the scriptures you would like to read (BOM, Old Test, New Test, D&C, PofGP)
3. Select the book you would like to read from (1st Nephi, 2nd Nephi, Jacob, Enos, etc...)
4. Select the chapter (chp1, chp2, chp3, etc...)
5. Once the chapter opens to read individual verses an icon will show up on the right hand side of the screen, select the "listen" icon and you can listen to the scriptures being read by both male and female readers

In addition, you can also download the chapter to an MP3 player from the same page :cool:

Obviously the visually impaired person would need assistance getting to the page but this is probably the fastest and easiest way for a visually impaired member/ investigator to access the scriptures without having to purchase audio versions.

Thanks! Will

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Postby jonesrk » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:28 pm

israelwj wrote:3. Select the book you would like to read from (1st Nephi, 2nd Nephi, Jacob, Enos, etc...)
4. Select the chapter (chp1, chp2, chp3, etc...)

israelwj wrote:In addition, you can also download the chapter to an MP3 player from the same page :cool:


You can also download the entire book (1 Nephi, 2 Nephi, etc) by using the download link at the book level.
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Postby PhillipsCJ » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:59 am

Thanks for posting this Will, greatly appreciated. There are a couple of other resources available for members who have difficulty reading:

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Postby techgy » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:09 am

One additional suggestion. Let's also not forget that the Windows OS itself has a "magnifier" that can enhance the screen size.
It's generally found under Programs, Accessories, Accessability, Magnifier, although the exact location may be different depending upon your operating system.
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