Friday, May 21, 2010

Internet Archive Has One Million Books for the Visually Impaired

Internet Archive launched a new service today that will provide more than a million books in a specially designed format that can be read by visually impaired readers. The new service is part of the the non-profit’s Open Library project, which has been scanning and digitizing hundreds of thousands of books for the past several years and now has more than a million in its index. Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle, who funds some of the Archive’s costs through his charitable foundation, said the new service more than doubles the number of books previously available to visually impaired readers.

(They didn't do it today. This is a news story from May 6th, 2010. I've just been very lax.)


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