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New Release of Axis 360 Provides Accessibility Solutions for the Blind

CHARLOTTE, N.C. May 22, 2012

Baker & Taylor worked closely with the National Federation of the Blind on the development of the service, which makes Axis 360 fully compatible with the leading assistive screen-reader technologies that blind people use to interact with computers and the World Wide Web. These include: JAWS (Job Access with Speech), Window-Eyes, NVDA (non-visual desktop access) and System Access To Go. Now, the entire digital library experience – from discovering new titles to checking them out, to reading them on the Blio ereader – is available to blind patrons and students, and to others with reading disabilities, in accordance with the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

George Coe

Released last year by Baker & Taylor, Axis 360 is a digital media circulation and management platform used by many of the country’s top libraries. It allows patrons to discover digital content, which they can then read using the Blio ereader.

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The new upgrade was implemented for all Axis 360 libraries and will serve as the platform for all ongoing development and future growth of Baker & Taylor’s digital media library.

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