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Choice Magazine Listening is a free audio magazine for adults with disabilities

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Choice Magazine Listening is a free audio magazine for adults with disabilities

Any adult who has difficulty reading or even holding a magazine is eligible to receive an audio magazine from Choice Magazine Listening (CML). Four times a year, listeners receive 12 hours of great magazine writing with the Library of Congress talking book player provided for free. Recipients may enjoy the issue for several weeks, then return it in the postage-free mail that it arrived in. CML is also available as a download.

Since 1962, Choice Magazine Listening has been serving adults with conditions which make it difficult to read standard print. Articles are collected from more than 100 publications, including National Geographic, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Smithsonian, and more. Selected pieces are read by some of America’s top audiobook narrators.

Subscribers include those with conditions such as low vision, macular degeneration, blindness, MS, diabetes, cerebral palsy, ALS, Dyslexia and Parkinson’s. 

CML is a nonprofit organization supported by tax-deductible donations and grants. The service is free of charge to all listeners. For more information, call toll-free at 888-724-6423 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Time (three hours ahead of Pacific Time). The organization also has a website for information about its work, how to request a free subscription, access to issues, useful links, and contact information.