A win for accessibility!

This is always encouraging to see and recently forwarded to me by a colleague “Department of Ed Lays Down Law on Kindle E-Reader Usage The United States Department of Education and Department of Justice have just issued a reminder calling for colleges and universities–as well as K-12 school districts–to make sure devices such as e-readers Read More…

An inspiring message from a technology innovator

It is always comforting when a seasoned technology innovator predicts that a technology of 20+ years is still in its infancy. That was the case last night on the 60 minutes show and the discussion from the inventor of the cell phone. I was pleased to hear this inventor discuss the importance of having cellphones Read More…

Universal designs are inclusive in nature

I recently had the opportunity to visit some foreign countries. One of these was Paris, France and I was pleasantly impressed with some of the architectural elements that were in place. Apparently, as a city limited in real estate and surrounded by centuries of old buildings, city developers are trying to maximize designs and modifications Read More…

The ongoing growth of e-Textbooks

Last week I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Textbooks offered for iPod, iPhones“. It is encouraging to see the groundswell of resources evolving from print to digital form. This article discussed that conversation as it relates to textbooks — certainly an important conversation. For instance, increasingly, students are using handheld Read More…

The ongoing debate about e-books

A very interesting article appeared in my issue of the Wall Street Journal yesterday, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203577304574277041750084938.html As these authors contend, debates continue around the evolving growth of e-book readers, the interest in expanded access to e-books, and the limited access of many formats. But this is a step in the right direction! As students gain access Read More…

The buzz about the E-book

It’s interesting to read all the recent press about the growing “E-book Revolution”. For example, in today’s Wall Street Journal, the authors discuss the pros and cons of what this might mean for the future of reading (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123980920727621353.html). While I’m not a proponent of shifting all our reading to digital platforms, I do see the Read More…