Library for the blind goes digital

From Globe & Mail:

With a massive database of digital books, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is trying to narrow the information gap that now leaves blind people with access to only 3 per cent of the world\'s printed texts.

\"It will open up a window on the world to blind and visually impaired people,\" says law student Aaron Marsaw, a CNIB client and board member.

Jim Sanders, president and chief executive officer of the Toronto-based CNIB says a $33-million program to digitize the organization\'s library, book production and distribution processes likely will be copied by other libraries for the blind around the world.

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