Listen to Show 64

In this second part of the series, Dann talks about some of the legal considerations you need to know about when producing eText.

Don't forget about his generous offer to discount eText production on your first order until the end of 2009. Read the details under "Offers on eText Conversion" on the right side panel.

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For some reason I can't possibly fathom, the United States, Canada, the EU, Australia, New Zealand the Vatican and Norway are fighting a copyright treaty that would provide access to materials for people with disabilities that prevent them from reading standard text.

For more information, check out these links. And help spread the word!

Article by author Cory Doctorow (http://www.boingboing.net/2009/05/29/usa-canada-and-the-e.html)

Article on The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-love/obama-joins-group-to-bloc_b_208...)

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Listen to Show 63

This is part one of a three-part series on electronic texts with Daniel Berkowitz of DigiLife Media (www.digilifemedia.biz). In this first part, we talk about what eText is, different types, and accessibility of eText.

In Part 2, we will talk about legal issues you need to be aware of related to eText, and in Part 3, we'll talk about how to set up your own eText production and options for outsourcing if you decide not to do it yourself.

Dann is offering a great offer to Disability411 listeners. If you have materials you need to have converted into accessible eText, he will give you 10% off your first order with DigiLife Media. This offer is good through the end of 2009, so take a look at your needs for Fall and contact Dann to discuss your needs. Visit their website at www.digilifemedia.biz, email Dann at info@digilifemedia.biz or by phone at 978-914-4601.

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Today, the Texas House preliminarily approved House Bill 4294, which would allow school districts to purchase electronic textbooks instead of or in addition to hard copies. While this has the potential to be of great benefit to students with print disabilities, there is nothing that says the electronic versions have to be accessible.

I'll be trying to find out more about this, but if anyone knows more, please let me know!

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB...

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6404525.html

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