Posts Tagged ‘K-NFB Reading Technology’

Ray Kurzweil Teams with Baker & Taylor on New eReader Software

By Calvin Reid © Publishers Weekly — Baker & Taylor announced a partnership with acclaimed scientist, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, CEO of Kurzweil Technologies, to supply digital content for K-NFB Reading Technology, a newly developed e-book reading software created by Kurzweil in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind. The software will be offered to consumers for free. B&T unveiled the software at the Frankfurt Book Fair with plans to launch the new reader in the U.S. at the end of November. Although Kurzweil is a pioneer in creating technologies to assist the blind with reading, his new and as yet unnamed software product is aimed at both the general e-book reading market as well as the blind…. READ ARTICLE

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Partnership Between K-NFB Reading Technology and Baker & Taylor

Baltimore, Maryland — The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access to information by the blind, today applauds the historic partnership between K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc., the world-renowned pioneer in reading technologies, and Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world’s largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products. This five-year partnership will use K-NFB Reading Technology’s soon-to-be-released electronic book reader to deliver the highest-quality digital book content to tens of millions of readers worldwide and harness Baker & Taylor’s market leadership and relationships with 44,000 publishers and major book retailers in more than 120 countries…. READ PRESS RELEASE