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Carol Solosy
Director: Training, Employment and Information Services
David Vosnacos
Program Manager: Information Systems
A...
 The Right to Read
 A long standing history
 Changing times
 What are we trying to achieve?
 Vision Australia
 Royal National Institute for the Blind (UK)
 Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind
 South Afri...
 Fundamental principles
◦ Emerging information technology proficiency
◦ Willingness to embrace IT
 Digital format options
 In-house production
 Convert existing productions
 Purchase other productions
 Public domain materials
 Audio-Read (Books in the Sky) – Version 1
 iPod Shufflers
 Audio-Read (Books in the Sky) – Version 2
 Key questions:
1. Current library management system
2. Delivery methods
3. Playback devices supported and maintained
 Viable alternatives
 Open source option/s
 Current library borrowers
 DAISY format
 Hardware and software alternatives
 Cartridge-style USB
 Download issues:
◦ Speed
◦ File size
 Delivery trial feedback
 Internet Service Provider
 Elements:
◦ Customisable web portal – font size, colour
contrasting
◦ Built in screen reading software
◦ Simple interfac...
 Broadband access limitations
 USB cartridge
 Delivery mechanism
 Beta-testing online delivery
 Self-serve kiosk roll out
 Feedback
 Worldwide trends
 Mainstream libraries
 Emerging technologies
 Current and future needs
David Vosnacos
Program Manager: Information Systems
Telephone: +61 8 9311 8202
Facsimile: +61 8 9361 8696
Email: david.vos...
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  1. 1. Carol Solosy Director: Training, Employment and Information Services David Vosnacos Program Manager: Information Systems Association for the Blind of Western Australia (Inc.)
  2. 2.  The Right to Read  A long standing history  Changing times  What are we trying to achieve?
  3. 3.  Vision Australia  Royal National Institute for the Blind (UK)  Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind  South African Library for the Blind  Library of Congress (USA)  Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  4. 4.  Fundamental principles ◦ Emerging information technology proficiency ◦ Willingness to embrace IT  Digital format options
  5. 5.  In-house production  Convert existing productions  Purchase other productions  Public domain materials
  6. 6.  Audio-Read (Books in the Sky) – Version 1  iPod Shufflers  Audio-Read (Books in the Sky) – Version 2
  7. 7.  Key questions: 1. Current library management system 2. Delivery methods 3. Playback devices supported and maintained
  8. 8.  Viable alternatives  Open source option/s
  9. 9.  Current library borrowers  DAISY format  Hardware and software alternatives  Cartridge-style USB
  10. 10.  Download issues: ◦ Speed ◦ File size  Delivery trial feedback  Internet Service Provider
  11. 11.  Elements: ◦ Customisable web portal – font size, colour contrasting ◦ Built in screen reading software ◦ Simple interface  Apple Mac Mini  Trial locations
  12. 12.  Broadband access limitations  USB cartridge  Delivery mechanism
  13. 13.  Beta-testing online delivery  Self-serve kiosk roll out  Feedback
  14. 14.  Worldwide trends  Mainstream libraries  Emerging technologies  Current and future needs
  15. 15. David Vosnacos Program Manager: Information Systems Telephone: +61 8 9311 8202 Facsimile: +61 8 9361 8696 Email: david.vosnacos@guidedogswa.com.au
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