Ways to Listen
How you distribute and use Talking Books depends on your program objectives, the local context, and the audience you want to reach. Amplio can work with you to design a listening model that meets your project's needs.
One device can easily serve 100 people or more.
Talking Books can be shared and rotated among households over a period of time, such as on a weekly or monthly basis. This allows families and individuals to listen when it's convenient. They can select and replay messages as often as they want.
Talking Books can also be used effectively for group listening and discussion. The device has a built-in speaker, which allows for about 20 people to easily listen and learn together. This model is often used with mother-to-mother groups, Village Savings and Loan Associations, and agriculture collectives.
Talking Books can be used to train and support community facilitators such as community health volunteers and agriculture extension agents. With the Talking Book, they can share consistent and accurate messages more efficiently and effectively.
Place-Based Talking Books
Talking Books can be housed at a centralized location for community members to engage with. Examples of place-based settings include health centers, schools, and early childhood development centers.