We would have liked to have this lined up for our “coming out party” last Friday, and it may be a tiny bit premature, but we’re in talks to provide video versions of some stories in American Sign Language, accept incoming video stories in American Sign Language, accept incoming stories in text or audio in Hindi, and provide text and audio versions of some stories in Hindi. There’s other bits we won’t mention yet as they would be even more premature, but things are COOKING, folks, and we couldn’t be more excited about some of them.
We’re also trying to finalize our process for providing physical media (CD, cassette tape, DVD, VHS, and print) on request for our productions for which we obtain rights, so that they can be available in places where high-bandwidth audiobooks are not. We’re also actively seeking a new team member to provide various Arabic-language roles, from Arabic first reader for incoming submissions, to rough draft translations for our secondary readers, to literary-level translations, to narration, so if you might be or you know someone who might be interested, please send them our way. We’re hoping to provide blank cassette tapes as well as some manner of receiving them as submissions in return, but again, still very early in how we can finance and process this.
Lastly, we are working through the details of being able to process charity-targeted donations both with full eligibility for tax purposes by the donor and with corporate (or personal) matching grants. It is a minefield of laws, software, and various other bits, but we’re navigating through it slowly. For now, if you want to donate in a tax-deductible way (varies by street/neighborhood/city/country/state/country/planet) don’t do it through us, please visit DURHAM LITERACY directly. We’d love it if you mentioned in the comments that you came from BULL SPEC but no worries either way.
It has been a crazy few days. Thanks again for the continued submissions and support!