On Monday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time, our featured guest on Branco Broadcast will be Allison Hilliker.
To participate, please call 712-832-8294, and use pass code 514295. Please be sure to mute your phones during the show unless you are asking Allison a question. When you are finished asking your question, please mute your phone again. The code for muting and unmuting is 4-star. Also, please arrive on the call 10 minutes before the guest arrives, so you won’t miss anything. Here is some information about our guest.
Have you ever wanted to visit a library with over 400,000 books in it? Have you fantasized about a collection of titles that you could read independently regardless of how much you can see? If so, then you’ll want to tune into this week’s Branco broadcast because we will be telling you all about such a place. This library exists, and you won’t even need to leave your home to visit it.
Allison Hilliker from Benetech’s Global Literacy team will be joining us to talk about Bookshare.org, an online library of over 400,000 accessible e-books. Bookshare provides books and periodicals for people with print disabilities throughout the world. The digital format of this collection allows individuals to read the material in a variety of ways including electronic audio, braille, or large print. The books are also compatible with a variety of different devices including computers, smartphones, tablets, DAISY players, and braille note-takers. Allison, who is blind herself and works doing Bookshare customer support, , will be sharing some information about how Bookshare reading tools work, how one can sign up,
What types of books are available, and more.
Allison will be giving a brief presentation, and will then take questions from our participants. We look forward to hearing from all of you on Monday.