BBQ 187 Found Jamie and Joe reminiscing about Bookshare and their announcement of 1 million books. Allison Hilliker, Customer Support for Bookshare - a part of Benetech Global Literacy Programs, breaks down the milestone to Joe and she gives some important context to the announcement post Marrakesh Treaty. The pair also discuss the continuation of the image description project and how the available Bookshare offered word document format can aid Braille and Large Print users. To learn more about positions at the company, visit the Careers page for Benetech at their website. Also, to renew or start a new subscription, travel over to the Bookshare site to learn more
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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 for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.