[Nfbmo] Fw: [NFBAffiliatePresidents] Sign the petition to allow everyone accessto e-books

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 4 03:31:59 UTC 2009

I think this is a very good idea.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Danielsen, Chris (by way of David Andrews<dandrews at visi.com>)" 
<CDanielsen at nfb.org>
To: <david.andrews at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 8:55 PM
Subject: [NFBAffiliatePresidents] Sign the petition to allow everyone 
accessto e-books

> Dear Fellow Federationists:
> As many of you know, we are engaged in a campaign to obtain access for the 
> blind and others with print disabilities to e-books available for Amazon's 
> new Kindle 2 e-book reader. The new reader, which Amazon is working to 
> make fully accessible to the blind, has the ability to use text-to-speech 
> to read these e-books aloud; but under pressure from the Authors Guild, 
> Amazon has announced that authors and publishers will be allowed to 
> disable the text-to-speech function. The National Federation of the blind 
> has joined with over twenty other organizations to create the reading 
> Rights Coalition, which has set up an on-line petition to urge the Authors 
> Guild and Amazon to reverse course. Please read and sign the petition 
> here: 
> <http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/We-Want-To-Read>http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/We-Want-To-Read
> Please note: If you are using screen access technology, the first three 
> fields on the form to sign the petition may not be announced. They are, in 
> order: (1) a drop-down menu from which to select your prefix (Mr., Mrs., 
> etc.); (2) an edit field for your first name, and (3) an edit field for 
> your last name. the rest of the fields should announce themselves as you 
> tab to them. If you still have trouble filling out the form, please send 
> the following information to 
> <mailto:readingrights at nfb.org>readingrights at nfb.org and we will be happy 
> to sign on your behalf. You will need to send us your name, address, 
> e-mail address, and any personal comments you would like to make about 
> this issue. Thank you so much for your participation in this critically 
> important effort.
> Sincerely:
> Chris Danielsen
> Director of Public Relations
> National Federation of the Blind
> P.S. Once you have signed the petition, please be sure to forward the link 
> to all of the contacts in your address book that you believe will support 
> us in this cause.
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