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June 30, 2016 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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HathiTrust Makes Digitized Books Available for Blind and Print-Disabled Readers

HathiTrust Digital Library and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) joined forces to make more than 14 million digitized books available to blind and print-disabled users who are not affiliated with HathiTrust member schools. “According to the NFB, currently less than 5 percent of all published works are estimated to be available to the blind, most of which are popular titles,” according to the press release. The HathiTrust Digital Library has millions of digitized titles in a variety of languages. During the next year, HathiTrust and the NFB will develop and implement this plan for eligible readers, who will be determined by criteria from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, among other organizations.

For more information, read the press release.

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