[Nfbaz-talk] For ASU Students
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Tue Jun 2 19:19:44 UTC 2009
From: "Carol Castellano" carol_castellano at verizon.net
Arizona State University is planning to engage in a pilot project
> using Amazon's new Kindle DX electronic reading device to
> distribute electronic textbooks. This device is not accessible to
> the blind, nor is it likely to be accessible by the fall of
> 2009. The Kindle DX features many advanced reading functions that
> will be of help to students; however, if blind students do not have
> access to this technology, they will be at a further competitive
> disadvantage relative to their sighted peers. For this reason, we
> are attempting to resolve this issue and need to know of any blind
> students who will be affected.
We would appreciate any information about any
>blind students studying at this institution.
>If you are an affected student or know of one, please contact Chris
>Danielsen at the National Federation of the Blind headquarters in
>Baltimore. You can call Chris at (410) 659-9314, extension 2330, or
>e-mail him at <mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org.
>Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
>Carol Castellano, President
>National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
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