Thousands of new titles—including the latest bestsellers—will now be more easily available for people unable to read traditional printed books. A recent partnership between Bookshare, the world's largest online library of digital books for people with "print disabilities," and more than two dozen publishers, including HarperCollins, Random House and the Hachette Book Group, will make that possible.
Bookshare members can download books and use special software that reads a book aloud or displays its text on a computer screen or Braille access device. Membership is available to those with a visual disability and also to individuals with a physical or learning disability that makes it difficult or impossible to read standard print.
For more information, go to the Bookshare website.
Cathie Gandel is a freelance writer based in Bridgehampton, N.Y.