In This Issue . . .
A New Page That Speaks Volumes
This article presents an overview of Bookshare.org, a repository for thousands of books scanned by volunteers — Deborah Kendrick
The Novel Experience of Reading: A Review of OPENBook and Kurzweil 1000
This Production Evaluation reviews the Kurzweil 1000 version 7.0 from Kurzweil Educational Systems and Freedom Scientific's OPENBook version 6.0—the two most popular adapted optical character recognition (OCR) packages — Jay Leventhal and Koert Wehberg
Books on Tape Without the Tape!
Audible.com is a web site that converts audio books and other spoken audio programs into digital files. This article describes how to become a member and how to navigate the site and download material — Jim Kutsch
Are We There Yet? Another Look at the MobilePal+GPS
This Product Evaluation presents the results of re-testing the MobilePal+GPS by RemoteMDX, a cell phone-based GPS system — Mark Uslan, Darren Burton, Jim Denham, and Kevin Dusling
You Can Bank on It: Features, Technology, and Locations of Talking ATMs
This article on Talking Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) gives an overview of how they work and how you can find machines in your area — Lainey Feingold
Seek and You Shall Find: Using Specific Search Engines
This article evaluates specific search engines for accessibility, including Seti-Search, an engine designed to be speech-friendly — Lynn Zelvin
|Editor in Chief
||Paul Schroeder, Senior Editor
Mark M. Uslan
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