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Millions of books get digitized for the disabled

Via WHEELIE cATHOLIC:

For those who are blind, dyslexic or have diseases like multiple sclerosis and have difficulty turning book pages, reading the latest best seller just got easier.

Brewster Kahle, a digital librarian and founder of a virtual library called the Internet Archive, has launched a worldwide campaign to double the number of books available for print-disabled people.

To donate a book to the Internet Archive, visit openlibrary.org. Examples of available books:

Classics

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Popular fiction

  • Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
  • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Politics

  • My Life by Bill Clinton
  • Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Ronald Reagan: The Wisdom and Humor of the Great Communicator by Ronald Reagan and Frederick Ryan

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