Large as Life by Publishers Weekly

April 5, 2011 19:19 by Bradi

" The words "large-print publishing" may never conjure visions of high-profile auctions with houses battling over million-dollar deals that set the heart pounding and the eyes gleaming, but most publishers in the category say that's just fine. In fact, the relative stability of the large-print format has traditionally been a major selling point in a tumultuous industry," begins Publishers Weekly’s article on large print, titled Large as Life. Numerous librarians and publishers a... Read More...

White Paper on Making Online Programming Accessible

December 16, 2010 19:39 by Bradi

The French Chef Still Waits for The Annoying Orange: Making online programming accessible to people with disabilities

By Suzanne Robitaille and Michael Janger
December 16, 2010

Download the white paper


The new Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act will m... Read More...

Michael Covington from the ECPA writes about RHYW

October 22, 2010 20:31 by Bradi

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Read How You Want--Helping the Blind

Over a month ago I posted about Bookshare, an organization that makes book content accessible for the blind. After that post I received a letter from Michael Covington, Information and Education Director for ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association). Michael had furth... Read More...

Learn More About the DAISY Format

September 28, 2010 17:28 by Bradi

What is DAISY?

DAISY is a form of talking book that is mostly used by people with low vision, blindness, and other print disabilities, such as dyslexia. DAISY stands for: Digital Accessible Information SYstem. DAISY formats use synthesized audio synchronized with text.

A DAISY book can be explained as a set of digital files that includes:

  • One or more digital audio files containing a narration of part or all of the source text;
  • A marked-up...

Stevie Wonder Fights for the Blind's Reading Rights

September 22, 2010 00:11 by Bradi

From GalleyCat

By Maryann Yin on Sep 21, 2010 12:33 PM

Pop and R&B singer Stevie Wonder stood before the UN's 184-nation World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) asking for global copyright restrictions to be modified. Wonder said, "Please work it out. Or I'll have to write a song about what you didn't do."

Wonder advocates on behalf of a community totaling 300 millio... Read More...

New Book Formats Offer Print Disabled Readers Choices

August 3, 2010 20:45 by Bradi

For Immediate Release


Bradi Grebien-Samkow:



New Book Formats from ReadHowYouWant Offer Print Disabled Readers Choices—Super Large Print, Braille, DAISY, and More

“I was surprised when I realized how few books were being produced for pe... Read More...

Blog About "Being Different!"

July 16, 2010 01:32 by Bradi
Red Room is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week. Visit to read blog posts about "Being Different," and blog about your own differences! "Being 'different' for whatever reason often means being excluded from the opportunity to make the most of life. However, facing greater challenges than other people can also lead to greater determination to succeed. Helen Keller is probably the most famous example of turning overwh... Read More...

eBook Readers Compared

June 30, 2010 18:17 by Bradi
Here's a link to an overview of the accessibility benefits and obstacles of a selection of eBook readers, aimed at giving readers a useful starting point when deciding to purchase an eBook reader.

American Libraries Association Guide in Accessible Formats

June 21, 2010 19:18 by Bradi

The American Libraries Association annual conference starts this Friday in Washington DC.

ALA's annual conference includes over 300 educational programs covering a variety of hot topics, committee meetings, a large exhibit hall (RHYW will be at booth #3017), and a variety of receptions and other events.

To download the ALA Guide in large print--16pt to 24pt--braille, and DAISY, click here http://www.combinedbook.... Read More...

"Seeing the Big Picture" article features ReadHowYouWant

May 10, 2010 16:14 by Bradi

"Picture a reader of a large-print book. Many associations would be perfectly resonable based on the category's historical customer base...But as baby boomers continue to age, the makeup of the audience for books with larger, easier-to-read type is diversifying, and so are its tastes..." opens the new Publishers Weekly article titled, "Seeing the Big Picture."

The article goes on to discuss how new technologies are also changing the large print publishing industry. One change... Read More...