Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

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Accessible ebooks and Bookshare have helped sixth grader Kevin Leong overcome his reading challenges. The good news is that major changes in technology are reforming education. a11y accessibility Bookshare disabilities ebooks education equality Reading students tech4good UNICEF

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eBooks #1: ePub is to eBooks as MP3 is to music?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

EBooks are moving into adolescence, and the question is, which format will win, or does one format have to win? The truth, is, though, the iPad became the second most popular device to read eBooks in a very rapid amount of time , mostly to the detriment of the Kindle. Sony’s eBook reader and store dies because no one uses it. Google becomes second only to Amazon in eBook selling, eventually toppling Apple from #2 spot. Books Technology Zen amazon epub google

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Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network – "That's right, I said it. What Matters Now eBook – Get the ebook now for free! "We More than seventy extraordinary authors and thinkers contributed to this ebook. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of December 15th).

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What is in the Treaty of Marrakesh?

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It covers music in the form of sheet music, but not audio or videos of performances. Technological Protection Measures. print disabled Treaty for the Blind copyright law a11y VIPDC books Bookshare exceptions print disabilities accessibility book famine blind copyright dyslexia copyfight Marrakesh treaty ebooks WIPO The View from an Authorized Entity Many Bookshare users (and potential Bookshare users!)

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

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Today, we are poised at a moment in time where we can transcend the limitations of past book technologies and bring the power of books to all humans. However, as a technology, printed books come with serious challenges for some communities (like blind people) that technology can unlock.

Increasing Accessible Publishing Globally

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The world has finally moved beyond just electronically creating books that are then distributed as ordinary print books to actually delivering digital ebooks. Pioneers like George Kerscher and the DAISY Consortium have worked tirelessly to ensure that the standard format for talking books for people with visual impairments has become the primary commercial ebook standard. That is, we want the ebooks that are purchased by the general public to be fully accessible.

Accessibility and ACTA

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A great (bad) example is Adobe, one of the leading ebook technology vendors, who just introduced their Digital Editions. The contention that piracy of movies, music and books is a national security issue that necessitates secrecy is implausible to say the least (but it’s the current Administration excuse).

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Digital Pulp Fiction

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More so, after watching what the iPod and digital music has done to the music industry; I fear for the future. Given that, it will play music and audio books. Of note, you can put it “to sleep&# — locking the keyboard — and the music or audio books will continue to play. Amazon’s native format — a DRM’ed version of the MobiPocket eBook format — does this.