Project Puts 1M Books Online for Blind, DyslexicBy Donald, Brooke; Associated Press via MSNBC,
Publication Date: May 6, 2010
Article features an online service making books available for people with print disabilities. The nonprofit Internet Archive is working toward making 1 million books available to readers with visual impairment or dyslexia using funding from foundations, libraries, corporations, and the government. It is hoped that a subsequent book drive will add even more titles to the collection. The San Francisco based nonprofit reports having hired hundreds of people at their 20 scanning centers, located in 5 countries, to scan a variety of fiction and nonfiction books in many languages so that they can be read by the software and devices readers with print disabilities use to convert written pages into speech. The digitized books will be available free of charge to people with print disabilities through the organization’s website: http://www.archive.org/.
Published by: Associated Press (Website:http://www.ap.org)
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