Friday, May 26, 2006


Someone at LCC brought to my attention a petition asking the NLS to hurry up and fix the "temporary" shut-down of the NLS Web-Braille service.

I'm sharing the news first because the petition seems worthwhile, and second to ask my readers if any of you know how well other sources of plain-text books can be read by blind users who have the appropriate computer equipment.

(The unique virtue of the NLS Web-Braille service is its special legal permissions to use otherwise copy-protected literature. It allows blind students to do academic work otherwise impossible to them. Without it out their academic work is much more limited to public domain texts.)