Update on OverDrive’s Commitment to Accessibility of eBooks

From the Overdrive blog…

Earlier this year, OverDrive shared with many of our library partners our commitment to accessibility in a memo from Steve Potash, OverDrive CEO. As part of this commitment, OverDrive is working to provide alternate or updated eBook software with read aloud and text-to-speech services built-into every title. While these efforts are underway, OverDrive has developed a new program entitled Library eBook Accessibility Program or LEAP.

LEAP is the result of a partnership between OverDrive and Bookshare.org, a non-profit agency that provides individuals with print disabilities timely access to print materials in digital formats. Please see: http://bookshare.org. Under the partnership between Bookshare.org and OverDrive, LEAP will provide accessible eBooks and extend the Bookshare.org service to print impaired U.S. public library patrons serviced by OverDrive. OverDrive is fully funding this program and offering LEAP to your qualifying patrons at no cost to the library and at no cost to your patrons.

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