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I think most of you know its Mozilla Service Week this week. We’ve been featuring stories and opportunities on the Mozilla Service Week blog, and as you know here on my blog –I usually like to try to find ways that everyone can get involved in making the Web better, no matter how technically advanced you are! Everyone can help make a difference.
One way I’ve been getting involved this week is to help bookshare.org. Bookshare are a non-profit org who are committed to helping people with visual impairments, physical disabilities and/or learning disabilities by dramatically increasing the quantity and timely availability of books and newspapers in accessible formats.
What does that mean? Its means for example if you are blind, you want to be able to have access to books (and the latest bestseller books) just like everybody else. bookshare.org is helping people enjoy the beauty of reading.
They already make more than 50,000 books available to folks who need them in accessible formats for people of all ages and disabilites – who have different tastes.
People in the world love to read and those of us who read everyday take that completely for granted. One of the small ways you could help bookshare is by writing a review of your favourite book and sending it to them. We all want to have recommendations before we start reading a book, so please help by sharing your opinions with others.
Its easy to get involved, simply…
1. Visit http://bookshare.org/ and use the search field to check for the book you have in mind.
2. If its there, write a brief or detailed review (your choice!)
3. Email it to email@example.com – and they will upload it onto the site for you.
Its amazingly rewarding and so easy to do. Why not make a point of doing it every time you finish reading a book! 🙂