About The Reading Rights Coalition

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 EQUAL ACCESS. IT'S THE LAWThe Reading Rights Coalition is a collaborative effort by 27 30 nationally recognized organizations that represent those who can not read print.  The member organizations of the Reading Rights Coalition believe access to the written word is the cornerstone of education and democracy; and that new technologies must SERVE individuals with disabilities, NOT impede them. Therefore the member organizations, as listed below, protest the threatened removal of the text-to-speech function from e-books for the Amazon Kindle 2.
Millions of people with print disabilities have been using text-to-speech to read for years; most people are unaware of how we read and access information. Many have not considered what e-books on an accessible device means to us – the ability to buy and read books for the first time in history on an equal basis with everyone else.

Reading Rights Coalition Members:

  1. AbilityNet

  2. American Association of People with Disabilities

  3. American Council of the Blind

  4. American Foundation for the Blind

  5. Arc of the United States

  6. Association of Blind Citizens

  7. Association on Higher Education And Disability

  8. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

  9. Burton Blatt Institute

  10. DAISY Consortium

  11. Disability 411

  12. Disability Rights Legal Center newest!

  13. Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

  14. IDEAL Group, Inc.

  15. International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet

  16. International Dyslexia Association

  17. International Dyslexia Association – New York Branch

  18. Jewish Guild for the Blind

  19. Knowledge Ecology International

  20. Learning Disabilities Association of America

  21. Lighthouse International

  22. LightHouse – San Francisco

  23. National Association of Law Students with Disabilities

  24. National Disability Rights Network

  25. National Federation of the Blind

  26. National Industries for the Blind newest!

  27. NISH (formerly National Institute for the Severely Handicapped)

  28. National Spinal Cord Injury Association

  29. Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

  30. United Cerebral Palsy

  31. Xavier Society for the Blind

  32. National Organization of Parents of Blind Children