The Live A Thousand Lives Project sprang from the desire to make audiobooks more accessible to the mobility-impaired community.
For our family, friends and other individuals with physical handicaps and degenerative disorders, manipulating physical books presents a unique challenge. Audiobooks offer a solution.
But opening apps, scrolling catalogs and the fine motor movements some take for granted create an obstacle between the mobile-impaired and their favorite stories.
The Live A Thousand Lives Project has been fueled by prolific Romance writers and unabashed book lovers who appreciate that audiobooks boost mental health, improve memory and stimulate the brain in ways that mirror reading printed text. Books feed our soul and fuel our imagination. We whole-heartedly feel these benefits should be available to people of all-abilities.
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Help us realize a world where no matter our prognosis – we can live a thousand lives.
Our mission is to provide easy-to-use audio players pre-loaded with a generous selection of books to those with low or no mobility in hospitals, nursing facilities, and care centers. We believe that a love for books should be treasured, no matter what, and that no physical condition should impair any reader from experiencing the joy of a story.Read More
Our players are meant to be simple to handle and easy to use, so anyone with mobility impairments can still find enjoyment in listening to an audiobook without hassle or difficult maneuvers requiring fine motor skills. If you have a friend or family member you feel could benefit from one of these players, you can request the Classic Fiction player be sent directly to them.Read More
Romance Readers & Their Audio
For our Romance Reader audio player, we’ve included some of the most popular romance novels from best-selling authors! These amazing writers have generously donated their work so that we may provide players chock-full with your next favorite romantic adventures. The audio players are simple, easy, and fun to use, able to store thousands of titles and accessible by anyone.Read More
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Mobility impairments will range in effect and severity. Some individuals experience difficulty with stamina or fine motor skills, and others may be unable to walk or completely paralyzed. Mobility impairment can come from conditions present at birth, injury, or illness. With the proper resources and attention, there is no reason those who are mobility challenged should not be able to lead lives that are similar or identical to anyone without a physical handicap.Read More
Author Willow Winters started the Live A Thousand Lives Project to make audiobooks more accessible to anyone with a physical handicap or degenerative disease. Her desire to give the mobility-impaired community access to their favorite stories and her personal connection to books launched the project into motion. Since then she has been joined by like-minded authors and readers. Their mission has been to raise awareness, gather resources, and provide the stories that make pre-loaded audio players possible.Read More