Gates Stresses Value of Digital Technology in Making Information More Accessible to People with Vision or Print Disabilities

November 16, 2004

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 15, 2004 — Imagine what it would be like if more than 95 percent of all print publications, from textbooks to popular novels to magazines and daily newspapers, were simply unavailable to you. For millions of people worldwide who are blind or have other print disabilities such as mobility impairments or learning disabilities that prevent them from using traditional printed materials, that limitation is a fact of life. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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