AT and Learning Disabilities

Electronic Books (E-Books)

Students with reading problems can work around their problems by listening to recorded text (books, journals, newspapers) rather than reading it from a printed page. Most public libraries and many bookstores sell books-on-CD or other media. Electronic books or “E-books” can often be read using reading software. E-books are books that are in digital format. The format typically is in a different format for a reader with a visual impairment. Sometimes the company offering e-books also provides the reading software. E-books are also available with a narrated recording of the book. Scanning hard copy print takes time. Sources for electronic text are increasing, and more web-based textbooks are becoming available. Some of these sources are listed below.

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