TRU professor explores audiobooks to increase course accessibility

While focusing on ways to make courses more accessible to students, Thompson Rivers University Associate Professor Paul Simpson became interested in how audiobooks could help. Simpson explored the option after some students in his classes reached out to him to discuss their learning disabilities and many students reported that they struggled with reading. Students told Simpson that they used audiobooks and preferred listening to a human voice over computer-generated voices, which led to questions about why manuals and textbooks were not provided in this format. Simpson embarked on research on the topic and has begun to record audiobooks. TRU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.