About DAISY players

If you don’t have access to the Internet, you can still receive audio books and magazines from the Blind & Low Vision NZ. We have talking book machines available for long term loan to Library members, which are called DAISY players. These are like CD players, with large, tactile controls designed for blind and low vision readers.

Receiving audio books and magazines

When you register for the CD service, we will set up a member profile that determines what kind of books will be selected for you, and which magazine titles you will receive regularly. You can also request specific books, by getting in touch with us by phone or e-mail.

CDs containing audio books or magazines are produced automatically and sent to you in the post. The Library’s address is on the return mailer, and there is no charge for the postage. As you return discs, more will be sent to replace them.

Daisy Direct

Daisy Direct is a unique system developed by the Blind & Low Vision NZ which delivers your books and magazines directly to a special mobile device, so you don’t have to wait for CDs. The service is provided in partnership with 2degrees, using their mobile network, so you won’t need an Internet connection.

Daisy Direct includes 2 USB storage drives: one for receiving books, and the other for magazines. When you’re ready to check your magazines or get new books, just plug in the appropriate drive, and the content will be updated for you automatically. You still use the DAISY player to read from the drives, which take the place of individual CDs.

If you would like to register for the Daisy Direct service, or if you have any questions, please contact us on 0800 24 33 33, or by e-mail at library@blindlowvision.org.nz.

FAQ

Find our more about the DAISY service with our frequently asked questions.

DAISY player tutorials

DAISY player help

Download our DAISY player help guide:

DAISY player help guide (.doc)

Download our user guide for Daisy Direct:

Welcome to Daisy Direct (.docx)

Volunteer support in your home

Our Library volunteers visit library members’ homes and support the use of DAISY Players (CD service), Daisy Direct, Alexa, and BookLink. Please contact us to find out if volunteer support is available where you live.