Noémie Godin-Vignault, volunteer, recording an audio book in a studio.

Audio book recordings

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CNIB is a major producer of accessible-format literature for print-disabled individuals, producing thousands of titles each year. 

CNIB’s Montreal studios record French-language audio books. We also record magazines including Bel âge, l’Actualité, Sélection du Reader Digest. 

More than 60 volunteer readers and technicians enable us to add an average of 200 more French audio books and magazines per year to the collection.

You can access these through Canadian public libraries that are members of the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).


In the mid-1960s, the CNIB library’s Montreal studios began to produce audio books for people who were blind or partially sighted. Our archives contain letters of agreement between CNIB and the Union des Artistes, Radio-Canada and Maclean’s magazine. You can find copies of these documents below. The first studios were on Guy St., not far from the former Radio-Canada building.  


MacLean agreement archive, from 1966 Société Radio-Canada agreement archive, from 1966Reader's Digest agreement archive, from 1966Union des artistes  agreement archive, from 1966