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The blind reader's right to read: Caught between publishers, the law and technology

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Affiliations: 1: A graduate of Worcester College for the Blind, Guy Whitehouse read Greats at Oxford before embarking on an 18-year career in IT. He then changed track, completing an MSc in electronic publishing and beginning a PhD at Loughborough University. He serves on the access to media committee of the UK's National Federation of the Blind and is their representative to the European and World Blind Union. He has been nominated to serve on the World Blind Union's working group dealing with copyright and edits the Braille Chess Association's gazette and the Royal National Institute of Blind People's Braille chess magazine. Whitehouse has walked some dangerous mountain routes in the Austrian Alps and in Nepal. His other enthusiasms include Bach, Mozart and the British television series Blackadder.


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