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Flat World Knowledge Partners with Bookshare to Make Free College Textbooks Accessible to People with Print Disabilities

Breakthrough Agreement Reduces Costs for Postsecondary Institutions; Improves Timely Access to Core Textbooks in Accessible Formats December 14, 2009, Nyack, NY and Palo Alto, CA – Flat World Knowledge, the leading publisher of expert-authored, open content college textbooks, today became the first dedicated college textbook publisher to supply its digital textbooks to Bookshare, the world’s […]

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U. S. Department of Education Grants Funding to Bookshare to Convert Open Content Textbooks to Accessible Formats

Open Content Textbooks Available to All without Proof of Disability The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has awarded Bookshare $100K in supplemental funding to create the first accessible versions of open content digital textbooks. The initial planned conversion of open content textbooks, which are distributed freely under a license selected […]

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Grants Digital Rights to Bookshare

Major Reference Collections Now Accessible for Individuals with Print Disabilities Worldwide Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., today announced an agreement with Bookshare to grant worldwide digital rights to its major reference collections. Bookshare is the world’s largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities. These collections will add a wealth of academic resources to Bookshare. They […]

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First Partnerships with Prestigious University Presses Add Scholarly and Award-Winning Titles to Bookshare Library

Agreements with the University of Chicago Press, the University of California Press and New York University Press Expand Availability of Academic and General Interest Books Three prestigious university publishers have joined the Bookshare Publisher Partner Program to provide digital books for Bookshare’s accessible online library for people with print disabilities. The University of Chicago Press, […]

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PLEXTALK™ Pocket Offers Individuals Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired a New Portable DAISY Player that Reads Bookshare Digital Books

Bookshare and Shinano Kenshi Corporation, Ltd. Announce Partnership Bookshare, the world’s largest online accessible library for individuals with print disabilities, today announced a partnership with Shinano Kenshi Corporation, Ltd. (Japan and North America), a global leader in advanced technology hardware and precision electronics. This partnership will allow Bookshare members to easily download and read tens […]

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