Bookshare.org - First Digital Book-Sharing Service on Internet for People with Print DisabilitiesBy AT Journal, Vol. 52, No. 1
Publication Date: July 2002
Article describing Bookshare.org, which is an online service that offers people with visual impairments or learning disabilities access to over ten thousand books in digital Braille or text-to-speech formats. Publications are organized just as they would be at a public library – by title, author, subject, and genre. Users can download and print books in Braille, or use a Victor Reader DAISY player to listen to an electronic reading. The DAISY player is a software program that enables users to navigate by paragraph and pages through digital books. Users can bookmark locations, and then return to where they left off later. People who are blind or have low vision can log onto the site by using voice output screen reader software, and choose books to download from the online catalog, while people with dyslexia can use software that presents the text visually and audibly.
Assistive Products Discussed: EASEREADER DAISY PLAYER
DAISY (MODEL B1025)
MOBILE DAISY PLAYER
AT Network (Web Site: http://www.atnet.org )
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