from their about page: "Bookshare.org dramatically increases access to books for the community of visually impaired and otherwise print disabled individuals. This online community enables book scans to be shared, thereby leveraging the collections of thousands of individuals who regularly scan books, eliminating significant duplication of effort. Bookshare.org takes advantage of a special exemption in the U.S. copyright law that permits the reproduction of publications into specialized formats for the disabled." Congrats to Alison et al, who've been working to make this real for some time now... and see what you can do to help! Maybe your library can help with scanning, or sponsor an organizational membership.
By dchud - Posted on February 26th, 2002