Posts Tagged ‘Bookshare’

U.S. Department of Education Grants Bookshare Supplemental Funding to Convert Open Content Textbooks to Accessible Formats

PRWeb — The U.S. DOE, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), awarded Bookshare $100K in supplemental funding to create the first accessible versions of open content digital textbooks. The initial planned conversion will begin with 16 math and science textbooks approved for California K-12 students. The open content textbooks will be distributed freely under a license selected by the author and available to all individuals without proof of disability…. READ PRESS RELEASE

Read:OutLoud® Bookshare Edition Accessible Text Reader Now Available for Macintosh Users

Read:OutLoud is an accessible text reader that reads digital talking books and general curriculum materials in digital formats. This assistive technology tool is now available for both Windows and Mac users and will allow U.S. K-12 students to download and read DAISY digital books for free from Bookshare. Bookshare is the world largest online accessible library for individuals and students with print disabilities. Volo, IL (PRWEB) September 11, 2009 — Don Johnston Incorporated is pleased to announce the release of the Macintosh version of the Read:OutLoud® Bookshare Edition accessible text reader. This text reader is now available for Windows and Macintosh users and is free for all Bookshare members…. READ PRESS RELEASE

First Partnerships with Prestigious University Presses Add Scholarly and Award-Winning Titles to Bookshare Library

Palo Alto, CA — Three prestigious university publishers have joined the Bookshare Publisher Partner Program to provide digital books for Bookshare’s accessible online library for people with print disabilities. The University of Chicago Press, the University of California Press and New York University Press have all agreed to provide Bookshare with digital book files that will contribute thousands of new scholarly works to the Bookshare collection…. READ PRESS RELEASE