Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Petri, the Director of the Web Accessibility Center at The Ohio State University, about the accessibility of eBooks and eBook readers.Â Ken is incredibly knowledgeable on the topic and offered a great deal of information during the interview.Â It’s about 25 minutes in length, so I strongly encourage you to download the file before listening due to it’s size.Â Ken provided us with a great list of resources for various aspects of eBook accessibility, which are below.Â Thanks Ken!
NSR offers monthly interviews with librarians, publishers, and others involved in the eBook industry.Â Have a listen from the interviews page. Continue reading Accessibility and eBooks – Resources and an Interview
From an O’Reilly Media press release:
For years O’Reilly Media has supplied digital files of our books to Bookshare, a non-profit that provides accessible reading material to the print disabled. For qualifying readers, these ebooks are made available worldwide. And now, through a collaboration with Bookshare, we’ve started making the easy-access DAISY (Digital Accessible Information Systems) formats available within our ebook bundles on oreilly.com for more than 800 titles. Continue reading O’Reilly Media offers DAISY formats in ebook bundles
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