Blio may rival iPad as e-reader for students with visual impairments

01/31/2010 | eSchool News (free registration)

Blio -- a free e-reader program due out this month -- may rival Apple's iPad as an attractive option for students and schools. Blio can be used on any computer or portable device and has the ability to support the original full-color font, layout and graphics of any book as well as embedded multimedia, according to its creators. The program also features text-to-speech technology that is useful for language learners and that does not require users with visual disabilities to navigate through text menus to activate the feature.

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