Just after I hung up the phone with Brian Lehrer this morning, I got a phone call from an obviously elderly woman. She asked me how she could find out more about MIT Open Courseware. “Can I get any of this material through the mail?” Well, no, it’s delivered online. “Is there a phone number I can call?” I’m afraid you have to email them. She put me on the phone to her caregiver, and I told him about Academic Earth. “Do you know where it’s located?”

Her caregiver told me that she is blind and a former concert pianist educated at Julliard. I wish her luck and thank her for her interest, and for reminding me how difficult “universal access” really is.

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