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    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Stephen King President, DAISY Consortium How the e-Book revolution is transforming access to books, newspapers and curriculum for people with low vision The impact on traditional services models
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Libraries for print disabled people from 100 countries. Our goal: confident readers reading what they want, when they want with eyes, ears or fingers
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Global partnerships Solving the book famine
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish What I am going to say • About the book famine • The E-book revolution • How it is transforming lives • The challenges and barriers • The impact on traditional service models • How you can help
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Since Caxton people with print disability denied access
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Print disabled learners denied access to curriculum
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Libraries for the Blind have helped people Reading with eyes ears & fingers
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish But libraries can’t keep up • Explosion of publishing; but little in large print • Making Large print, Braille, talking books, is expensive • Only 5% of books available in accessible formats in best performing countries • Developing countries lack basic infrastructure
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish The Right to Read 2000-2013 • "Less than 5% of books are available in any accessible format" • "It’s a book famine" • "We want the right to read the same book at the same time, price and place as everyone else"
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish WBU Right to Read Strategy End the book famine by • National campaigns for more money for special reading services • Global campaign via WIPO on Copyright (Maryanne Diamond) • Develop reading & publishing technology (DAISY Consortium) • Promote new model of inclusive publishing (DAISY Consortium)
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish The e-book revolution Transforming Access for people with print disabilities “The eBook revolution means people with print disabilities are increasingly able to enjoy and read the same book at the same price and place as everyone else" "But there is much more to do to end the book famine." Stephen King, Helsinki June 2012
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish E-Books can be read with Eyes Ears & Fingers • People can mix and match to find a solution for them • Enlarged fonts on most portable e-book readers • High contrast/reverse on iPad, Kindle Fire, Android tablets etc • Tablet/Phone app access via screen readers • Speech via Talkback (Android), VoiceOver (IOS and OSX) • Connection to Braille displays via Bluetooth
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Evidence: In last 4 years e-Books have transformed access in UK UK LISU research published by RNIB July 13 • 7% of all books available in UK accessible by eyes, ears & fingers, 2012. (Up from 5% in 2004) • 84% of top 1000 books sold in 2012 are e-books, readable by eyes, ears & fingers. (Up from 54% 2010 & 74% in 2011) • Of top 1000 99% adult fiction, 77% Non fiction & 43% Children's readable by eyes, ears & fingers @www.rnib.org.uk/professionals/publishing/Pages/publishing_industry.aspx
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish The Impact: • Since the RNIB research, Amazon has updated the Kindle app on iPad/ iPhone to give better access to its 1.5 million books. • Lets hear how the Kindle App transformed reading for Laura
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish This is what Amazon say about the latest Kindle Fire
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Great Progress in English: But……… • Novel reading is OK: If you have knowledge & skills • Navigating around book is a problem: back to a linear read, like tape • Pictures, Non fiction, news, education & STEM still a problem • People need knowledge of new ways to read + skills and confidence • Most professionals don’t know what’s possible; Can’t help clients • Instructions & training from point of view of fully sighted • Cost & constant changes of reading technology • Only In English & few other languages • Problem of lack of speech synthesis for many languages
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Still much to do… Many publishing and reading problems still to solve • 84% top 1000 books readable • but intractable problems with news, curriculum, STEM children's & non-fiction. (Unpublished RNIB research) • Synthesised speech not for everyone or every situation • DAISY Consortium working to solve remaining tech issues • Great partnership with publishing industry • Solve them we will…… • Huge communications & education challenge
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish DAISY Consortium Strategy for Inclusive Publishing • Increasing numbers of e-books that have built in accessibility: Inbuilt access publication • Improved efficiency where publications need access enhanced: Access enhanced material
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Inbuilt accessibility: Standard e-Book read by eyes ears or fingers
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Enhanced accessible version Picture descriptions, complex layout Combine human narration and text for best experience Simplified for learning disability Economically derived from standard e-book
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish New inclusive model of publishing coming soon…. From consumer point of view • I can discover access features of any book easily • From bookshop, library, internet, ABC/Tigar catalogue • Most books have the access features I need • I get most books from same shop or library as others • Read on my phone, tablet or specialised device with eyes, ears or fingers • For some books I need enhanced access features; and get these easily • Discover what’s available from ABC/TIGAR catalogue • Easily order from local or global authorised entity (University, school, library, shop, online service provider etc)
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish What does this mean for traditional services? • Clinical professionals should be encouraging about new ways to read • From “You can’t read” to “New way to read” • Rehabilitation able to support new ways to carry on reading • Supporting customer to develop their best way to read using available tech • Constantly updating knowledge & skills on what’s available • Mixing mainstream tools with assistive technology • Libraries, Colleges, Schools: support change & new choices and skills • Supporting users who read with eyes ears and fingers to use ebooks • Communication about on new ways to read • Delivering accessible e-book & audio book services (Overdrive)
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish What does this mean for Libraries for the Blind? Big changes but a crucial role ongoing • Strategy to shift from offering < 5% to >95% of Global publishing • Take advantage of Marrakesh Copyright treaty • Network with others globally via DAISY & ABC network • Knowledge network for new ways of reading • Support most challenged readers & most challenging publications • Combining text & speech to offer the best reading experience • Moving online & transforming processes: More books per $ • The demographics mean there is a still a huge job to do
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish e-Books are transforming access to books How you can help • Many people don’t know: Spread the word • Build people’s confidence to try new ways to read • Its getting better; Rapidly: Keep up to date with what’s possible • Challenge publishers to build in access: Are you an author? • Support the Daisy Consortium, its members and our work • Support implementation of Marrakesh treaty in your country • Support ABC / TIGAR catalogue and sharing network
    • Creating the Best Way to Read and Publish Together we can and are Solving the book famine Stephen King President Daisy Consortium: President@daisy.org