iRex Digital Paper Reader
There are two digital paper books coming out soon. The Sony Reader has been blogged earlier. This is another from iRex, a European company, and is supposed to be shipping this month to some customers.
It is 1024x768 resolution with 16 levels of grey. It is a low power device and supposed to run more than a week without recharging.
It supports pdf, XHTML, and MP3 files among others. It remains to be seen how accessible these books can be made.iRex Reader
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I have a friend who is legally blind because his eye lenses are damaged from diabetes but his retinas are normal. This is the kind of technology that would work for him. This looks very promising and could lead to a number of other applications.