Ebooks for People Living With Blindness

Abstract Illustration Of BrailleAdvocates for the blind have won the right for a three year Digital Millennium Copyright Act exception to make accessible versions of ebooks for people living with blindness. Since publishers rarely cater to the accessibility needs for individuals living with blindness, vision loss advocates have had to fight to ensure that third-parties can lift text and alter it for those who cannot see. Advocates argue that there should be a permanent exemption for the DMCA.

"As the mainstream has embraced ebooks, accessibility has gotten lost," says Mark Riccobono, president of the National Federation of the Blind. "It's an afterthought."

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