December 7, 2010 18:25 by Bradi
This has already been a big week for ebooks! Two new sales channels offer opportunities for indie booksellers to sell ebooks online. And for readers to buy them!
“Independent bookstores sell online easily, creatively, and affordably with IndieCommerce, ABA’s ecommerce program…offers solutions tailored to meet the unique concerns of indie bookstores…helps bookstores achieve online sales and realize marketing opportunities via a customizable, all-in-one package.” To learn more about Indi... Read More...
November 23, 2010 18:59 by Bradi
“In August of this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Judge Royce Lambert of U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. had issued a preliminary injunction against federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research…However, on Monday, November 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted the clinical hold to clear Advanced Cell Technology’s (ACT) Investigational New Drug (IND) application and initiate a Phase I/II multicenter study, using retinal cells derived from ... Read More...
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... Read More...
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. http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/readingwriting/ebooks/Pages/ebook_readers_compared.aspx
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...
April 13, 2010 17:16 by Bradi
April 7, 2010 16:36 by Bradi
from Perspectives from a Blind Point of View blog http://www.blindgal.com/
Imagine if you could only read one line at a time. If you use a braille display this is currently your only option. Having access to only one line at a time makes browsing the web and using other applications challenging for the blind. The other problem with braille displays is their cost. They can range... Read More...
April 2, 2010 23:25 by Bradi
Because the iPad is going to be available for purchase in Apple stores tomorrow, I thought that I would end the week with a collection of some of the stories and videos on this historic (is it?) event:
April 2, 2010 19:13 by Bradi
abledbody.com April 2, 2010, 11:42 am
By Suzanne Robitaille
Australia’s Christopher Stephen is the founder of Rea... Read More...
March 5, 2010 19:10 by Bradi
The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices
Tools and Gadgets for Living Independently
By Suzanne Robitaille
Read How You Want, (2010)
EasyRead Super Large Print, in 20 Point TiresiasLPfont
(Originally Published in Standard Print by Demos Medical Publishing)
Reviewed by Auggie Moore - March 4, 2010
Assistive technologies and devices run the gamut of h... Read More...