Bookshare.org: Books Without BarriersBy Peter, M. Sciali, PhD; Braille Monitor, Vol. 44, No. 10, pp. 841-845
Publication Date: November 2001
Article describing Bookshare.org, a website where literature can be downloaded free of charge in formats accessible to the blind and disabled population. This is allowed by an amendment to section 17 of the copyright law by the United States Congress allowing for an authorized entity to reproduce or to distribute copies of a literary work if done so in a specialized format for use by blind or other persons with disabilities. Bookshare.org offers material in electronic Grade II Braille and NISO/DAISY digital talking book standard. DAISY is a text only program, with the text presented via synthesized voice. DAISY also has advanced indexing that allows the user to move with relative ease through pages or chapters within a book.
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
Link to text: http://www.nfb.org/BM/BM01/BM0111/BM011110.HTM