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ePub evolution

Accessible reading has made giant strides in the past 10 years, yet most Canadian publishers aren’t keeping up BY RYAN PORTER

STEVE MURGASKI is a big reader, especially when it comes to history and politics. Murgaski is blind, so this usually means lying in bed with headphones and listening to a voice – preferably not a B-movie robot’s – recite not just the text but all the details surrounding it.

“If there is a map or something it can be important to know,” he says. “Literally the only information I’d get is something like ‘map of Europe,’ but it’s better than not realizing that there is a map there.”

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