We had blogged about Readable.in : an online library for the visually impaired. Bookshare is another site that is making books more accessible for people with disabilities.
People with print disabilities deserve to enjoy reading as much as all other readers. Yet, currently fewer than five percent of the books needed by people with print disabilities are available in accessible formats such as digital text or digital Braille.
People with visual impairments, physical disabilities and/or learning disabilities can look to Bookshare to dramatically increase the quantity and timely availability of books and newspapers in accessible formats. Further, Bookshare’s vision encompasses new technological developments as well as new applications of widely available technologies to stretch the power of technology for increased access to content.
Bookshare™ is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities.
We are also trying out some book formats to reach children who are visually challenged. You can read about it, view the pilot version and can give us feedback about the project here.
UPDATE: We also found two of our books on Bookshare.