KNFB Reading Technology Supports “Read an eBook Week” March 7-13, 2010

Blio software creators aim to bring awareness to eReader innovations.

Wellesley Hills, MA, March 07, 2010 --( KNFB Reading Technology, creator of the Blio eReader software, announced today its support for “Read an eBook Week”, an international literary cyber event to be held March 7-13, 2010 designed to raise the awareness of the benefits of eBooks for publishers and consumers. For the duration of the virtual event visitors to the “Read an eBook Week” website ( will be able to download free publications from a variety of major retailers, authors and publishers. In addition to free eBooks, visitors to the site will also find extensive information on the latest eBook reading devices, the benefits of eBooks, the environmental impact of eBooks, the history and the future of eBooks, as well as links to popular eBook stores.

Blio is the latest innovation from KNFB Reading Technology, Inc. (KNFB) a leader in document processing, handling and display. The free Blio eReader software promises to transform the consumption of printed media while delivering access to the most comprehensive selection of eBook titles to date. The Blio software application is designed for use across multiple platforms – from desktop PCs and netbooks to tablet PCs and mobile devices, including iPhones and iPods. Blio will be available for download at late April 2010.

“We are pleased to sponsor Read an eBook Week which we hope will increase public awareness of the benefits of eBooks”, said Forrest Dobbs, KFNB Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We also hope to make people aware of Blio, our new eBook reader which breaks new ground by preserving the image-rich format of books and magazines, including their layout, typesetting, images, color and graphics, while also supporting full media interactivity, including video, graphics, web links and more.”

Blio offers a large selection of books that otherwise don’t translate well into eContent: including cookbooks, travel guides, how-to books, schoolbooks and children’s stories. Blio’s capabilities have captured the interest of hundreds of top publishers, who are partnering with Blio to dramatically grow the consumer’s choice of titles. Blio offers a library of more than 1.2 million titles, the most comprehensive selection of books in the eReader market.

About KNFB Reading Technology
KNFB Reading Technology, Inc. is a joint venture between Kurzweil Technologies, headed by CEO Ray Kurzweil, a thirty-year innovator and pioneer in assistive technologies and the inventor of the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind; and the National Federation of the Blind, the largest, most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States.

KNFB Reading Technology
Celia Black