20 adibib aegis paper

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Project number: 224348
Project acronym: AEGIS
Project title: Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards
Starting date: 1 September 2008
Duration: 48 Months
AEGIS is an Integrated Project (IP) within the ICT programme of FP7

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20 adibib aegis paper

  1. 1. A Customized Digital LibraryFor Students With Impairments in Written Communication Dirk Lembrechts, Jan Rottier
  2. 2. Digital LibraryAdapted Digital Text Books (ADIBIB)Elementary and secondary levelFor text-to-speech softwareStudents with severe reading - writing disordersConversion to software independent tagged PDFfiles www.adibib.be 2
  3. 3. Past three years:• From 15 tot 900 books• From 250 to 1500 users• In 2010-2011 10.000 books ordered• Only two formats : most commonly used www.adibib.be 3
  4. 4. jun1600 mei1400 apr maa1200 feb1000 jan 800 dec 600 nov okt 400 sept 200 aug 0 juli 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-20111 july 2008 - 30 june 2009: 2481 july 2009 - 30 june 2010: 1 2401 july 2010 - 31 may 2011: 1 40125% of users are secondary education students www.adibib.be 4
  5. 5. Unique- Partnership (see next slide)- Managed by a ‘trusted third party’- Tool- Broad target audience www.adibib.be 5
  6. 6. www.adibib.be 6
  7. 7. Publishers• The six biggest (education)• And their unionSoftware vendors• The two biggest• Quality of software is determining for quality of digital booksOrganisation of audio books• Extensive experience and capacityMinistery of Education• Structural financial support since September 2011WIN-WIN www.adibib.be 7
  8. 8. Traget audienceOnly attested- Dyslexia- Dyspraxia- Visual disability- Physical disability- Special education www.adibib.be 8
  9. 9. New Tool Software independent Automatisation Reducing of time : factor 5 to 10 (approximately 1 to 5 hours for one book) Output: tagged PDF formatAfter automatic conversion: visual inspection and correction www.adibib.be 9
  10. 10. Conversion Conversion book pages time time Sprint Kurzweil Bonjour les enfants 112 5:00 21 :45 2+handboekEventail junior bien sur 5 112 6:00 12:00 handboek Concorde 1 TSO 169 2:00 7:30 werkboek FrancoFan 1werkboek 87 1:45 8:35 En scéne 1T - 576 19:45 70:30 Leerwerkboek Markant 2 – 448 8:40 28:20 leerwerkboek(Nederl) www.adibib.be 10
  11. 11. Conversion software www.adibib.be 11
  12. 12. Tool for final visual inspection/correction www.adibib.be 12
  13. 13. - Sensitive- Maximum security and minimum inconvenience- Watermarked digital files (name student, school, date)- Every user of digital books has a paper version www.adibib.be 13
  14. 14. Bookavailable Yes Ordering Burning Shipping on Free on cd (Onlywebsite? shipping) No Requestto ADIBib Publisher Automatic PDF to Book on andADIBib to ADIBIB website manualpublisher conversion www.adibib.be 14
  15. 15. - In 2012: more automation at all levels- In 2012: digital download- Low threshold- User driven www.adibib.be 15
  16. 16. Broader goal groupEvery education level (also higher education,adult education, second change eductione, …)Collaboration with more publishers, softwarecompanies, …More then 1000 new titels a year www.adibib.be 16

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