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Bookshare Takes the Show on the Road

Come meet the Bookshare team at four exciting conferences this summer Members of the Bookshare team are packing their bags for Houston, Chicago, Sparks, and Orlando this summer to attend four conferences sponsored by: Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN), American Library Association (ALA), American Council of the Blind (ACB), and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). We hope to see you at one or more of these events where you can learn about: Bookshare’s huge collection of over 550,000 titles in accessible formats for school, work, and recreational reading Reading tools like Capti Narrator and Voice Dream Reader Better…

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What We’re Reading {October 1 2010}

In celebration of Banned Books Week, I have focused this week’s “What We’re Reading” on, no surprise, banned books. The first known record of banned books is The Index of Prohibited Books, developed by Pope Paul IV, intended to protect Catholics from controversial ideas. Since that time many lists have been developed around the world as various groups have tried to censor authors and prevent the publication of works the groups objected to. The good news, for us, is that many authors have found ways around censorship by publishing their books in other countries. One of the most well-known authors, who published…

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