Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thoughts on Websites for the Visually Impaired

This week we took a look at, which is an online digital library that provides books to people with print disabilities.  It is free to for individuals and organizations provided you can provide proof of your disability.  The organization seems to constantly be updating its books and materials (newspapers, etc.) and the website is pretty easy to use.

I also checked out, which I like, because it gives volunteers to the opportunity to create audio files of books, newspaper, etc. for the visually impaired, which gives it more of a personal touch other than the material being read by an text-to-audio machine.  People can then download those files online and listen to them; however, there is a charge for it, unlike the program.

Are there any other programs/website that you know of and/or would recommend?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the link for the other service. I will definitely take a look.