Archive for the ‘accessible books’ Category

October is rolling in…

And along with a hint of fall, the BARD App has arrived from the Library of Congress Talking Book Program! But due to the government shutdown, we will not have access to BARD for a while longer. However, the Texas Talking Book Program will not shut dow…

Catching April…

All Things Tech: Bookshare Representative: Matt Sauthoff is now the Outreach Coordinator for ESC Regions 6, 7, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. Matt has been part of the Bookshare project since its inception in April 2011 and enjoys demonstrating the ways that t…

February Musings…

Don’t forget Black History Month! The Described and Captioned Media Program has a link to “Blindness and Black History” as well as material on their site . Sign up for their free newsletter with all the details: info@dcmp.org VIP So…

Tech Updates

From the NFB AT Access blog:  Reviews of new tablets at http://nfb.org/at-blog The new Microsoft Surface RT tablet accesses Narrator, which is improved over Windows 7, but they note “is just not robust enough”. Magnifier is built-in wit…

New Updates from Bookshare

Product Updates—Book Formats for Everyone! Bookshare is continuing to expand the ways you can read Bookshare books by providing new book formats. In addition to the original formats (DAISY Text and Braille Ready Format (BRF)), they introduced two …

Have You Heard of Blio?

Excerpt taken from March 2011 issue of the Braille Monitor.  Written by Marc Maurer (full article can be accessed at http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm11/bm1103/bm110308.htm According to the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and…

Kindle Books in Braille

Here’s a link explaining how to convert most Kindle books to html files, enabling students to read them in braille! http://kindleformatting.com/formattin g.php  

Accessible Kindle

Amazon.com is releasing a new version of Kindle for PC that adds accessibility features designed for blind and low vision customers.  If a screen reader is installed on the computer, ALL English-language books in the 750,000 book collection can be rea…

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