Through our digital branch, you can click on a link to participate in LEAP a program which offers eBooks in specialized formats for the visually impaired.
LEAP is the result of a partnership between OverDrive and Bookshare, a non-profit agency that provides timely eBook access to individuals with print disabilities. LEAP will provide accessible eBooks to print disabled U.S. public library patrons serviced by OverDrive. OverDrive is funding LEAP to qualifying patrons at no cost to libraries and at no cost to patrons.
Patrons with LEAP memberships are provided a user account at Bookshare.org. Bookshare hosts more than 60,000 digital books, textbooks, newspapers and magazines – available in DAISY and BRF formats. These can be used with a variety of accessible devices and free desktop software. The Bookshare catalog is growing each month, accumulating thousands of new titles. However, it is not the identical collection of eBooks that OverDrive supplies to your library.
There is no cost to your library and no cost to the patron for participating in LEAP! Each patron’s subscription at Bookshare will be paid by OverDrive for a full year.
Download the LEAP OverView in DAISY reader format http://www.rpl.org/assets/files/OverDriveLEAP/OverDrive%20LEAP%20Overview.pdf