Free Culture for Our Ears
In case you haven't heard, Lawrence Lessig has published his new book, Free Culture, under a Creative Commons license. And until today, while I always knew that CC licenses would increase accessibility in terms of distribution of texts, I had not considered changing it to alterntative formats, such as audio, and the way that might make them more accessible for those with sight impairment. From Lessig Blog:
This has amazed even me. AKMA asked whether a free audio version of Free Culture can be built. Joi seconded the idea, and one day later, ten chapters are claimed. Doug Kaye of ITConversations has already recorded chapter one — Creators. Noncommercial derivative works, and maybe even a competition in versions (I want to record a chapter!). Very cool.