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Re: Reading versus books on tape
i'm not aware of any work on this, but anecdotally I believe for myself at any
rate, as a blind person and having used braille since primary school, braille
reading is more effective for learning than listening to tape. I felt this so
strongly in the final year of my degree course in Computing, that I brailled
Lister's book on operating systems from a tape edition in order that I could
would indeed be interesting to hear of any studies on this, for print or braille
reading, and also any influence on comprehension and attention if the recording
is structured, as in for example the DAISY standard which allows books to be
easily navigated by chapter, section etc.
Stockman (University of London)
Does anyone know whether there are measurable
differences in comprehension and/or retention between reading books and
listening to books (assuming the book on tape is a verbatim aural reproduction
of the book)?