reading rights coalition
"KEI is disappointed that Random House is turning off text to speech in Kindle 2 ebooks. In a world where access to knowledge is central to everything, Random House certainly understands this action will isolate and marginalize many persons with reading disabilities. Contracts that prohibit the use of assistive technologies like text to speech should not be enforceable."
James Love, Director, Knowledge Ecology International,
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