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I've been away for a long while, I'd like to add my contribution to the discussion about accessibility for blind. The fact is, blind people (in particular children) prefer to read on the computer than in braille. Of course, websites must be optimized for the purpose of being read by these special computers. It's no big deal to optimize them, I did this to my websites, in particular to www.barry4kids.net. As to e-books, I agree that it is sad, but it is the way of the 21st century. I also adapted to it, almost all of my books are published digitally, most of them are even e-books only. And I'm having a much bigger success than with paperback, a few of them are in the TOP 100 of their categories in different Amazon sites, which was never the case of the paperback versions. The readers have different mentalities, they are not so much influenced by the publisher's brand or by the librarians opinions. Readers of e-books are more aware of how things work in the publishing world, they usually don't follow the big names branded by the media, they are much more free in their choices, and this was only possible due to the digital era. Of course, if you ask me if I prefer paperback to e-books, my reply is "paperback", but I belong to another generation though I had to adapt myself to the world of technology we live in. And in some aspects of our lives it can be rewarding. Without the new technologies we could not easily get in touch with each other as we do, no matter the place where we are at the moment.