Most students are electronically engaged and therefore are more comfortable with e-reading tools than many adults. For this reason, all students can benefit from receiving written material in different formats.
In this world of new electronic gadgets, assistive technology supporters deserve some of the credit! This is especially applicable when looking at what is available to assist students with reading. Most students are electronically engaged and therefore are more comfortable with e-reading tools than many adults. For this reason, all students can benefit from receiving written material in different formats.
Two computer software companies have free e-readers available; Microsoft Reader from Microsoft, Inc ((broken link) http://www.microsoft.com/ Reader/) and Adobe Digital Editions from Adobe (http://www.adobe. com/ products/digitaleditions/)
Please click on the following web address to connect to a short webshop on E-reading.
Now you are ready to find some free e-books! Here are a few web sites to explore!
One web site has been in operation for more than 30 years.(broken link) http://promo.net/pg/
Project Gutenberg has over 6000 eBooks that can be downloaded. These are basically public domain books that have been made into electronic books. These books download in a zip file in text format.
Another popular electronic book site is (broken link) http://www.free-ebooks.net/. Free e- books is a division of Paradise Publishers Inc. Authors submit their books to the web site for a fee and offer them free for personal use. These books download in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) and mobipocket (prc) which is acceptable in many portable players.