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Blio to Finally Launch September 28

If a press release is to be believed, Blio, the long-talked about new electronic book reading software which also will be accessible to the blind, is scheduled to be released on September 28. The initial version will work on Windows PCs and iOS devices with an Android version to follow shortly after that. The free software will offer access to thousands of books from major publishers and include full text-to-speech capabilities. Blio was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show way back in January and then promised for a February release. No information is available on possible accessibility, but we'll post more when we learn about it.

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Jeff.young Wednesday, 15-Sep-2010 9:42 PM ET:

They sure took their time on it. If it has as many books as it says it will and it is fully accessible I'll be happy for it even with the wait.

darknexus Thursday, 16-Sep-2010 11:39 AM ET:

I hope it will finally launch, but at this point I'll believe it once I'm able to download it and not a minute sooner.

Kelly Tuesday, 21-Sep-2010 10:07 AM ET:

With the million scanned books the Internet Archive now makes available to the blind and Bookshare adding 1,500 scanned and publisher quality books a month along with the output of RFB&D and NLS, Blio seems less unique than it was in January. More options for accessible books are available and Blio adds to this rather than creates it, as it did earlier.

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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.

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