Books for individuals who are blind offer support for other disabilities

01/3/2013 | KQED.org

Students at Toyon Elementary in San Jose, Calif., who have trouble decoding print are finding help in the form of accessible digital books that were originally created for individuals who are blind. The books have an operating system that reads the text aloud and offers audio-based reference points. "All of my students have really high comprehension, and they get it," special-education teacher Tammy Irvine said. "They just can't access the print."

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