California is the latest state where blind and visually impaired residents can gain free access to Bookshare.
Thanks to a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, Californians who qualify for library services can apply for a Bookshare membership and gain access to over 565,000 titles. This dwarfs the amount traditionally available from the library for the blind.
Bookshare launched a similar program with the New York Public Library in the fall of 2015. In addition, students in any state continue to have access to Bookshare's library of titles.
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.