An exemption in copyright law that allows the text of books to be freely available to the visually impaired has prompted a new web-based service for the blind: Subscribers must fax in a disability affidavit and pay $50/year for the service, which allows users to file-share scanned text from (currently) over 7500 books. The electronic text can be easily fed into text-to-speech software programs.
Keywords: disabled, disabilities, accessibility, assistive technology, physically challenged, visually impaired, blind
Focus Area: Teaching and Learning
Scope: Global
Resource Type: Online Collections (databases, lists, etc)
Entry Date: March 7, 2002