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PLEXTALK and Bookshare Partner to Convert Digital Library to Speech

Benetech’s Bookshare Project, an online accessible library, has announced a new partnership with Shinano Kenshi Corporation, Ltd. This partnership will allow Bookshare members to easily download and read tens of thousands of accessible books, periodicals, educational books, textbooks, general fiction, non-fiction and literature on the new PLEXTALK™ Pocket portable player and recorder. The PLEXTALK Pocket is a DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) player that can easily convert Bookshare’s digital text files to speech so books and newspapers can be read aloud. The PLEXTALK Pocket offers the latest digital book navigation to Bookshare members.

The Bookshare Project is available as a free service to all students currently enrolled in a primary, secondary or post-secondary school. Those not enrolled in school must pay a $50 annual membership fee to access Bookshare’s online library of digital text, digital Braille and other accessible print materials.

For the press release on Bookshare’s partnership with PLEXTALK, click here: http://www.bookshare.org/assets/press/Plextalk_Release

For more information on Bookshare, check out their website at: www.bookshare.org

 

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