Alliant International University in California has created an online library of 50 psychology books for students with disabilities. The library, which was created through an existing program at www.bookshare.org, digital versions of books that students with vision impairment, dyslexia or other learning disabilities can download into text-reading or digital Braille software. A year's subscription to Bookshare costs $50, but the site waives that fee for disabled students, says Nina Ghiselli, PsyD, Alliant's director of disability services.
"One of blind students' biggest complaints is that they don't get accessible texts, and when they do, there's a one- or two-month delay," says Ghiselli. "We hope this library will make psychology education more accessible to students with print disabilities."