A Call for Millions: Ending the Global Book Famine for the Blind
Beneblog: Technology Meets Society
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
Benetech has already solved this problem for students in the United States. We have the technology. We have the ebooks. The Global Treaty for the Blind makes it legal to create ebooks for people with disabilities without having to pay a royalty or getting permission. Publishers already contribute most of their ebooks to us for free, but The Treaty allows for crowdsourcing books at scale through a Napster-inspired model (but legal!).