Pioneers is a telecom industry volunteer charity group that is celebrating its
of its long-running missions has been to maintain and repair machinery used by
the Library of Congress’ National
Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
A proclamation signed by Ruth Scovill, NLS
acting director, and by Robert Fistick, deputy director, said: “Talented and
dedicated Pioneers volunteers have repaired more than 3.6 million audiobook
machines for NLS since 1960, keeping books talking for blind and physically
in the 1960s, the Pioneers have adapted to technology maintaining everything
from phonographs to cassette players to modern digital talking book machines.
group was started in 1911 by Alexander Graham Bell and consists of active and
retired telecom workers from companies such as AT&T, Verizon and
about them here.