75 years after the launch of the first RNIB talking book, an historic event has taken place with the launch of the first ever Welsh Language Talking Book, produced by RNIB Cymru. The first playing of the book took place on the Glanfa Stage at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Monday 28th March 2011.
The inaugural title is Ysgol Jacob, a Welsh adaptation of Jacob’s Ladder, by award-winning author Brian Keaney. A fantasy thriller for teenage readers, the book is narrated by bi-lingual newsreader Garry Owen, the BBC Wales/S4C presenter. The book was adapted into Welsh by Elin Meek.
Twenty new titles are already in production by RNIB Cymru at its own recording studios, by Welsh authors including Mared Llwyd, Elgan Philip Davies, Angharad Price, Manon Steffan Ros and Gareth Miles.
(Information taken from the RNIB Cymru website)