Archive for February, 2007

Seedlings Offers Children’s Books in Electronic Braille

February 21, 2007

Seedlings Braille Books for Children has begun offering some of its most popular two-volume books in electronic braille for $10, a considerable discount from the hard copy prices. Seedlings has been offering wonderful children’s books at reasonable prices for years (I particularly appreciated the print/braille board books when my son was younger), and it’s great to see them add this new format and price. You can view a list of these books, or if you search for a book and it’s available in this format, you’ll see two listings in the search results, one with “E-Book” as part of the title. You purchase these books just as you would any other books from Seedlings, except that in this case, it’s particularly important that you provide the correct e-mail address because the book will be e-mailed to you. Books are e-mailed by hand, not via an automated system, so depending when you order, you may need to wait a day or two to receive your book. Each volume is sent as a separate file. The files are in BRF format, the same format used by Web Braille, Bookshare, and National Braille Press. Way to go, Seedlings!