Young adult writers! Detroit teacher of blind kids wants your ebooks for her Braille printer!

I was reading Boing Boing this morning and saw a request for young adult authors to give an electronic copy of books to a teacher in Detroit to let her print them up on the Braille embosser so her blind students can have something more to read than "See Dick… sorry, feel Dick run. Feel Jane. Feel court summons…"

I wish Flight of the Scions was finished enough to do this, but I think that there are authors out there who would love to have their books read by people starved for reading. They mention it is legal to transcribe books for the blind, even under copyright, but it is a LOT easier when you have an electronic copy.

2009-09-13