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Allison Kipta

Disability Group Boosts Google Book Search | Epicenter | - 0 views

    Google's Book Search program will help the blind and wheelchair-bound read more, a disability group told a federal judge Wednesday, giving Google some much needed support in its attempt to create the online library and bookstore of the future.
Joseph Alvarado

Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities - Bookshare - Acce... - 6 views

    Any student who has a reading disability will find this extremely helpful.
Heather Sullivan

Top News - Free text reader to help print-disabled students - 0 views

  • a partnership that will give print-disabled students a free text reader to access electronic books from the library.
  • those who receive special-education services and who are unable to read standard print materials owing to physical limitations.
  • At the start of the 2008-09 school year, qualified students will be able to use Don Johnston’s Read:OutLoud Edition text reader to access more than 36,000 books, magazines, and newspapers in the library free of charge.
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  • The Edition text reader offers text-to-speech capability, embedded reading comprehension strategies, and instructional supports that align with state educational standards. The software includes audio feedback, electronic highlighting, and note-taking features that allow students to capture their ideas, as well as a bibliographer that logs and organizes sources in a structured, step-by-step process.
Allison Kipta

Wired Campus: Advocates for the Blind Sue Arizona State U. Over Kindle Use - ... - 0 views

    "The National Federation of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind are suing Arizona State University for its use of the Amazon Kindle to distribute electronic textbooks to students, saying the device cannot be used by blind students. The groups say the Kindle has text-to-speech technology that reads books aloud to blind students, but that the device's menus do not offer a way for blind students to purchase books, select a book to read, or even to activate the text-to-speech feature, according to a joint statement by the two groups."
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