Audio streaming is now available on all picture books!
20th June 2023
There’s been a very exciting development here at Living Paintings. We’ve taken the giant leap forward into the realm of audio streaming!
The magic of the work we do lies in the combination of touch and sound. Our audio descriptions guide little fingers over the raised images we create, helping them build a picture in their mind and access the visual world of books, learning and stories at their fingertips.
Until now, we’ve only been able to provide our audio guides on CDs and USB sticks. They’ve served us well and they aren’t going anywhere! But we recognise that we’ve been a little behind the times, so now members of our free postal library can also access them online – streamed straight to your devices!
The whole library will be available very soon
Getting all of our audio files online is a big job, so as a small team, we’ve taken a phased approach. At the moment, we’ve made the audio for all of our picture books available to stream. The rest of our library, including all of our teacher resource packs, will become available before the new school term starts in September. Watch this space!
How to stream your audio guides
You can only access the audio guides for the books you have on loan – so you’ll find the audio files in your account. Follow these simple steps to get into your account and stream your audio guides.
Step 1: Log in to your Living Paintings account. If you don’t remember your details – don’t worry! You can easily reset your password and have access in minutes.
Step 2: When you’ve logged in, there is a super simple page that displays your account details and has two boxes. You want to click on the button in the ‘My Books’ box – as shown below.
Step 3: Now you’ll be able to see all the books you currently have on loan! With each book, you will see a drop-down menu that says ‘Click here to access audio for this book’. This will then display your file for streaming. If a book has more than one audio file, they’ll all be clearly labelled here!