Monday, June 14, 2010

Blind Students Get Free Access to Cambridge Univ. Press Books

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the Cambridge University Press has reached a new agreement with Bookshare, an not for profit organization that converts books and journals into formats that can be read by blind people. The agreement adds about 10,000 titles from the Cambridge U. Press backlist to the titles available on the Bookshare list. And about 3,000 new Cambridge Press titles will be added each year, according to the article. And best of all, the titles will be free, at least to U.S. students. Colleges sign up for membership in Bookshare, and their students then have access to the titles available through the organization. Take a look at the Bookshare website, and see how the U. S. Department of Education sponsors the program. Pretty cool.

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