Bookshare Plans to Make Graphics, Math in Books More Accessible
Education Week (blog)
More resources will be devoted to making math and graphics accessible to students with vision impairments and learning disabilities. The U.S. Education Department just awarded Palo Alto, Calif.-based Bookshare another $32 million in grant money over the course of the next five years to convert more books into versions students with certain disabilities can download and read for free at the same time they are published on paper. Bookshare also will use the grant work on the trickier issue of translating diagrams and math texts into something easy for this group of students to visualize, even if they can't see them.
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