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#nfb17 Audio: Reading The Tea Leaves in Images And Texts With Benetech And Bookshare


Betsy Beaumon, President of Benetech Inc,
and Lisa Wators, Senior Program Manager at Bookshare.org, sit down with [Chancey]http://www.twitter.com/chanceyfleet) to discuss many ways that Benitech allows people to read text in alternative formats. Betsy outlines some of the education aspects of image description and math access through the Diagram Center of Benetech labs. Lisa provides us with updates coming to Bookshare in the form of the new advanced search feature, a wider availability of the reading list options and how you can be a part of the library partnership program. Be sure to visit the Diagram Center website to learn more about the image technology techniques mentioned in this interview.

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for10 years and podcasting about it for nearly 5 years.


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