Blind Turning the Page on Audiobook Format

This news story discusses technology and literacy issues for the visually impaired.

The Library of Congress is helping to develop a new eBook/iPod-style audio reader, which will replace the aging cassette-based audiobook format.

The article raises an interesting point about another venerable technology: Braille. The increasing popularity of audiobooks is diminishing Braille’s caché, and a visually impaired person who can’t read Braille is actually illiterate.

And the next SLISIT post is related to this one…

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One Response to Blind Turning the Page on Audiobook Format

  1. […] Sedona Public Library and “Playaway” Audiobooks Coincidentally related to the previous SLISIT post… […]

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