The Accessible Books Consortium will present their annual International Excellence Awards at the London Book Fair (LBF) on Tuesday, March 14th. More information can be found on the Accessible Books Consortium website.
Another noteworthy LBF event, Making Books Accessible: Collaboration Between the Publishing Industry and the Accessibility Community will be held on March 16th at 10 am. Chaired by Mark Bide. Speakers: Emma House, Richard Orme, Bill McCoy.
Registration is now open for the 11th European e-Accessibility Forum in Paris on June 19th, 2017. Register on the eAccessibility Forum website.
The new Webbox3 by Solutions Radio is ideally suited for those who are blind, partially sighted or have problems with reading. It is a plug and play device - easy to operate. Content choices are made by listening to the audible prompts and pressing OK to select. Users don't need access to a computer.
Webbox 3 is an Internet radio, online DAISY player and much more. Enjoy listening to the latest talking book, most recent issue of your favorite podcast, magazine or daily newspaper. A membership to a library with DAISY talking books or a magazine subscription is needed.
For more information, please send an email to whaan(at)solutionsradio.com. See also: Webbox2.
HumanWare's unique magnifying system Connect 12 combines a high-performance digital magnifier and an Android tablet. The system now also offers a new book application.
As soon as you turn on Connect 12, its simple interface enables you to select what you want to do; magnify a printed document, read a book, or make adjustments based on your visual needs. The new interface offers great flexibility and a multitude of options. Connect 12 Version 2.0 brings a new book application providing access to online accessible libraries such as Bookshare, NLS, Learning Ally and others (subscription required).
Ever since its introduction in 2016, Connect 12 has enjoyed success among students, professionals, and retired people living with visual impairments. Many of them were looking for more than a simple magnifier. By combining portability, the ability to adjust to all visual conditions, distance viewing and of course possibilities added by a 12-inch Android tablet, Connect 12 has become the digital magnifier of choice for thousands of users. Learn more about the Connect 12 by visiting humanware.com/connect.