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CNIB opens digital library for the visually impaired.

TORONTO -- The Canadian National Institute for the Blind unveiled its new digital library which is expected to "open opportunities for blind and visually impaired Canadians who currently have access to only 3% of all books and information."

The CNIB Digital Library is an accessible, bilingual website containing a list of books, magazines, databases, and newspapers that can be read online. It includes the Children's Discovery Portal--the first Internet portal of its kind in the world for children who are blind or visually impaired.

Microsoft Canada, is the lead donor to the 'That all may read ... ' campaign, designed the platform architecture to manage the Digital Library and led the development of the Children's Discovery Portal.

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Date:Nov 17, 2003
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