Both Janice and, I think, Anastasia--or was it Lissi--wrote good articles, andI need to find them, too, in case I'm able to present something to Commnity Connections--or I may just ask for permission to submit one of those articles to the Commnity Connection (a local group for seniors) newsletter. Cindy --- Gerald Hovas <GeraldHovas@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Katie, > > The following press announcement was sent out by > Bookshare in early > November. Perhaps Bookshare has something else > though which might be more > what you're looking for. I'd suggest contacting > John at either > support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx or john.g@xxxxxxxxxxxx and > asking if the staff happens > to have something else that might be better suited > to give to your local > library. > > HTH > > Gerald > > BOOKSHARE.ORG PUTS 30,000 ACCESSIBLE BOOKS ONLINE > FOR DISABLED READERS > > Thousands of Volunteers Select and Scan Bestsellers > For the World's Largest > Accessible Online Library > > Palo Alto, Calif., November 8, 2006 - Bookshare.org > announced this week that > its network of volunteers has succeeded in scanning > 30,000 books creating > the world's largest accessible online library. > Thousands of Bookshare.org > volunteers, including educators and librarians, > select their favorite books > and legally convert these texts to digital formats > that can be used by > people with print disabilities such as dyslexia and > visual impairment. > > The entire Bookshare.org online library can be > downloaded to Braille > printers, portable Braille devices and software that > reads aloud in a > synthesized human voice. Among the titles are > bestsellers including Criss > Cross, the 2006 Newbery Medal winner for children's > literature. Information > about the latest titles can be found at > http://www.bookshare.org. > > "There are thousands of people who couldn't read > this literature without > something like Bookshare.org, it opens up a whole > new world to them," says > Bookshare.org volunteer Matthew Devcich, 16, of > Chantilly, Virginia. "You > are helping people across the nation and it's a > great way to learn today's > technology." > > Devcich, who has a visual disability, created an > Eagle Scout leadership > service project that organized 21 mostly teenage > volunteers to scan and > proofread 24 books. Devcich listens to the > Bookshare.org ebooks which allow > him to reduce eye strain while he reads the text > online in an enlarged font. > "It helps me read a great deal faster," says > Devcich. > > The subscription-based Bookshare.org digital library > is the first literacy > program developed by Benetech, a nonprofit based in > Palo Alto, California. > "It's people like Matthew who have made 30,000 books > available at > Bookshare.org today," said Janice Carter, Director > of Benetech's Literacy > Programs. "Thanks to the ongoing support of the > Bookshare.org volunteer > community, we continue to add about 100 new books > each week." > > The Benetech literacy team will present their > library of accessible books > and periodicals at the annual conference of The > International Dyslexia > Association conference held at the Indiana > Convention Center in > Indianapolis, Indiana from November 8-11. > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf Of Katie Hill > Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 1:45 PM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Information for our > Library? > > Hi Everyone, > > Is there a general write up on Bookshare I could > give my local library. > They had never heard of bookshare and I thought it > would be nice to get them > some info. > > > Katie Hill > "Come to the edge" > > "We can't; we will fall" > > "Come to the edge" > > "We can't; We're afraid" > > "Come to the edge" > > And they came. > > And he pushed them. > > And they flew. > > - Anonomous > > available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in > the subject line. > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of > available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in > the subject line. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Looking for earth-friendly autos? Browse Top Cars by "Green Rating" at Yahoo! Autos' Green Center. http://autos.yahoo.com/green_center/ To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.