As mainstream book publishing continues the process of going digital, Tek Talk is pleased to feature the latest news about e-books and accessibility. Is the goal of “same book, same time, same price” really achievable? Can blind people actually expect to enjoy the latest best sellers on the day they are published and released to the general public? Can waiting for specialized libraries and services to produce accessible books become a thing of the past for people who are blind? Can books be accessible to the blind on mainstream rather than expensive specialized devices?These questions and more will be addressed during this week's Tek Talk event by James Gashel, Vice President of Business Development at K-NFB Reading Technology, speaking to the topic, “Meet Blio, Accessible E-Books for All.” Working with Baker and Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of books direct from publishers to bookstores everywhere, K-NFB Reading Technology, led by Ray Kurzweil, is seeking to make Blio the standard for accessible book publishing throughout the world.
Following the presentation, plenty of time will be available for questions from the virtual audience.
To learn more about Blio and download the free e-book reader for yourself please visit blio.com.
(Contact: James Gashel