December 2, 2020

Accessibility: “Ebook Procurement Must Serve All Students”

From a Blog Post by Brad Turner, Vice President Global Literacy at Benetech:

Digital content is on the rise in classrooms across the country. Much of this content comes in the form of ebooks. Unfortunately, not all ebooks are accessible to students unable to read standard print due to low vision, blindness, or dyslexia. Procurement staff—either at the state or school-district level—must know what to look for in order to identify and procure content that works for all students.

Turner goes on to list seven questions that should be considered when procuring ebooks.

Read the Complete Blog Post.

Bookshare (an “Accessible Online Library for People with Print Disabilities”) is a Benetech initiative. The service currently offers access to nearly 551,000 titles.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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