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Re: Access to E-Books: Beyond the Text Project

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 07:50:38 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200310170650.h9H6ocH03908@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> WGBH's National Center for Accessible Media Awarded Grant to
> Develop Access Solutions for Multimedia in E-Books

One issue I didn't notice in this is that the growth of e-books
is actually based on technology to prevent sharing and copying.
Something similar happens with talking books for the blind in the
UK; non-standard tape machines are used, so that sighted users
cannot take advantage of such free audio books.

(As a non-accessibility issue, I have been put off by e-books by
the fact that their pricing does not reflect that they are only
legally usable by one person, but is comparable with that of
the printed books.)
Received on Friday, 17 October 2003 02:51:40 UTC

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