Unlocking the Classics: Accessible E-book Versions November 10 2014, 0 Comments

by Bethany Wagner

Year after year, century after century, there are some books that readers return to again and again. Dostoyevsky. Austen. Dickens. Bronte. Hawthorne. These are just a few of the many authors who penned masterpieces that still speak to readers today. And now, Open LORE and Bookshare are making these literary classics accessible to all readers, regardless of reading disabilities.

Open LORE provides many classic books from The Wizard of Oz to Pride and Prejudice to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, all carefully adapted for use on Open LORE Read software with high-quality re-mastered illustrations.

Bookshare provides thousands more in accessible e-book formats compatible with Open LORE Read. Russian classics like Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov come to life. Relive the British romance of Sense and Sensibility and Jane Eyre. Dive into American literary landmarks like Huckleberry Finn, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Discover what really makes these great stories of humanity so powerful through these unique and unabridged accessible versions.

Check out Open LORE’s classic e-book library for the premium reading experience on Open LORE Read and original artwork, and visit Bookshare.org for tens of thousands of classic titles.

Find out more about reading Bookshare texts on Open LORE Read here.


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