01 Sep The Joy of accessing books fast
While not so difficult for sighted students, it can be a challenge for blind students to get books for school. However, technology is taking the bite out of the challenge and blind students are now blessed with many websites where they can download books quickly.
Only a few years ago, a book for the blind would have to be ordered from a book and braille library, which may take up to a week to deliver, if the book was on the shelf to send…but that time is past.
So, do not let those times when the teacher decides at the last minute that a new book will be required for class the next day.
Right in class, because the blind student, who never goes anywhere without her laptop and talking software or her Braille Note, can go online to one of the best accessible sites around, BOOKSHARE. Click on BOOKSHARE and download the required book before the sighted students even have all the books passed out.
Can't find it on bookshare, then go to NIMAC find it, let bookshare know and they will setup the file correctly for you and enter on bookshare for you to download.
If a child knows technology, they can access the world!
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Bookshare.org and JAWS-Eight lessons to get you moving
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