|12-11-2009, 09:55 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
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"E-book access not so equal" from the Daily Illini
I found an interesting article today in the Daily Illini, the University of Illinois student newspaper. The topic of the article is how hearing and visually impaired students access textbooks and coursework. Naturally the most important ebook reader for these students is a laptop.
Hah. I bet you thought I was going to say Kindle. Nope. Disabled students have a well developed support system that existed well before the Kindle. Integrating the Kindle is just now beginning to happen (in a piecemeal fashion).
It's an interesting read.
|12-11-2009, 02:16 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Citrus Heights, California
Device: TWO Kindle 2s, one each Bookeen Cybook Gen3, Sony PRS-500, Axim X51V
Clearly, for those of us who're not so hearing-or-vision challenged, it doesn't really matter, but I'm glad to see that the deaf/blind communities are keeping the pressure on to take this into account.
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