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Free EASI Webinar: Updating the Accessibility of Adobe Digital Editions E-reader

December 18, 2012
11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern

Adobe Digital Editions refers both to E-books available at the Adobe site and to the E-reader produced by Adobe. A special preview version of the E-reader that includes accessibility enhancements enabling it to work with adaptive software now has been released as Adobe Digital Editions Version 2 for the public and including enhanced accessibility.

Adobe Digital Editions refers both to E-books available at the Adobe site and to the E-reader produced by Adobe. A special preview version of the E-reader that includes accessibility enhancements enabling it to work with adaptive software now has been released as Adobe Digital Editions Version 2 for the public and including enhanced accessibility.

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Wider Letter Spacing Helps Dyslexic Children

Science Daily reports that "Increasing the spacing between characters and words in a text improves the speed and quality of dyslexic children's reading, without prior training. They read 20% faster on average and make half as many errors. "  

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Database of Books in Accessible Formats

People who are blind or have low vision, as well as librarians and others looking for accessible books, can find the Louis database at the American Printing House for the Blind that covers more than 300,000 titles, available in braille, large print, and other accessible formats.

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ReadHear Makes Accessible Electronic Books Available for the Macintosh and PC

ReadHear is software that allows books in DAISY Consortium.

">DAISY format from Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) to be accessed from a Macintosh or Windows computer. RFB&D members can get one copy of the software at no charge.

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File Conversion Software

DAISYtoEPUB software converts files in the accessible DAISY format into a form that can be read on popular mainstream e-readers such as the iPad, Nook, standard computers, etc.

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