DAISY Consortium Overview: Bridging the Gap

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The DAISY Consortium is a global partnership of organizations committed to creating the best way to read and publish, for everyone.

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DAISY Consortium Overview: Bridging the Gap

  1. 1. Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish DAISY Consortium global partnership of organizations More than 100 members in 45 countries
  2. 2. Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Goal The DAISY Consortium and its member organizations continue to innovate in order to improve the reading experience for people who struggle to read or can not read printed materials Collaboration is key
  3. 3. Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Projects & Partnerships • IDPF • WIPO • WBU • ABC • W3C
  4. 4. Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Digital Accessible Information SYstem • accessible enriched reading experience • text and audio synchronization, navigation • audio recordings made by narrators • or audio generated as synthetic speech • can support Braille output • provides adjustable character display • meets both simple and advanced reading needs
  5. 5. Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish DAISY Standard allows the producing agency full flexibility regarding the mix of text and audio ranging from audio-only, to full text and audio, to text-only
  6. 6. Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish DAISY and the Digital Divide DAISY helps bridge the digital divide in developing regions of the world to ensure access to information for the disadvantaged population such as people who can’t access printed materials and those who are illiterate. Open Source tools (Obi, Tobi, DAISY Pipeline, AMIS)
  7. 7. Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Potential • DAISY is an international open standard that enables content creators to use technology to its greatest advantage • DAISY functionality is integrated into the mainstream EPUB 3 standard
  8. 8. Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Resources • Open Source DAISY tools and DAISY projects [http://www.daisy.org/daisy-projects] • Case Studies, Presentations, Guidelines [http://www.daisy.org/education] • DAISY, EPUB 3 and Publishers [http://www.daisy.org/daisy-epub-3-developments] • DAISY Media Center [http://www.daisy.org/media-center]

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