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CRAZY for DAISY
ACCESSIBLE READING AND PUBLISHING FOR ALL
www.daisy.org
DAISY e-books can be helpful for
students of all ages:
• DAISY provides an enriched multimedia reading
experience that is ...
DAISY multimedia can be:
• A talking book or computerized text.
• A synchronized presentation of text
and audio produced a...
Is it hard for older adults to learn
DAISY technology?
• Many older adults who try DAISY books and
players find them easie...
You can listen to DAISY books on:
• Standalone DAISY Players
• Computers using DAISY playback
software such as AMIS
• Mobi...
A computerized text DAISY book can be:
• Read using refreshable Braille display or
screen reading software
• Printed as Br...
Is DAISY multimedia useful for
students?
• Readers can place multiple bookmarks and
move around quickly, therefore DAISY i...
Where do I get DAISY books?
• Bookshare
• Learning Ally (US)
• National Library service for the Blind (NLS) in the United ...
DAISY is for EVERYONE who needs
accessible information.
DAISY features have been integrated into the
mainstream EPUB 3 sta...
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Crazy for DAISY: Accessible Reading and Publishing for All

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Unlike analogue talking books, an important feature of DAISY books is easy and rapid navigation. A book can be navigated by elements as sentence, paragraph, page (including specific page numbers) and various heading levels. It is possible to fast forward or rewind and to jump back and forth by time increments when using the audio component. Depending on the playback equipment being used, a book can be searched for specific words. The user can also place bookmarks at relevant points and jump to them easily.

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Crazy for DAISY: Accessible Reading and Publishing for All

  1. 1. CRAZY for DAISY ACCESSIBLE READING AND PUBLISHING FOR ALL www.daisy.org
  2. 2. DAISY e-books can be helpful for students of all ages: • DAISY provides an enriched multimedia reading experience that is completely accessible and navigable • DAISY offers text and audio synchronization, text can be voiced using synthetic speech • DAISY audio recordings can be made by professional or volunteer narrators, or can be generated as synthetic speech • DAISY can support Braille output • DAISY provides adjustable character display • DAISY meets both simple and advanced reading needs
  3. 3. DAISY multimedia can be: • A talking book or computerized text. • A synchronized presentation of text and audio produced according to DAISY Standards. • While reading a DAISY book, a reader can go to the next or previous page, chapter or sentence. • DAISY books can be distributed on a CD/DVD, memory card, USB drive, downloaded or streamed online.
  4. 4. Is it hard for older adults to learn DAISY technology? • Many older adults who try DAISY books and players find them easier to use than books on tape. • DAISY books can be contained on one CD or on a memory card / flash drive, there is no need to play multiple cassettes. • DAISY books have good sound quality, you may find a DAISY book easier to hear. • Different models of DAISY players have been designed for older adults and leisure reading, with large buttons and simple operation.
  5. 5. You can listen to DAISY books on: • Standalone DAISY Players • Computers using DAISY playback software such as AMIS • Mobile phones • MP3 players - with limited navigation • Apple devices: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
  6. 6. A computerized text DAISY book can be: • Read using refreshable Braille display or screen reading software • Printed as Braille book on paper • Converted to a talking book using synthesized voice • Printed on paper as large print book • Read as large print text on computer screen
  7. 7. Is DAISY multimedia useful for students? • Readers can place multiple bookmarks and move around quickly, therefore DAISY is ideal for locating material quickly when studying. • The DAISY structuring allows essays and papers to be completed to academic standards with footnote details and bibliography. • Some digital DAISY playback devices have the ability to record, so you can record lectures.
  8. 8. Where do I get DAISY books? • Bookshare • Learning Ally (US) • National Library service for the Blind (NLS) in the United States • RNIB in the United Kingdom • ReadHowYouWant • Celia Library and many other libraries in Finland • BrailleNet in France • Dedicon in the Netherlands • NLB (Norwegian Library of Talking Books and Braille) • Nota in Denmark • TPB and many other libraries in Sweden • Swiss Library for the Blind and other libraries in Switzerland • DZB in Germany • Project Gutenberg • Vision Australia • ONCE in Spain • CNIB Digital Library in Canada • National Braille Press • Raidoropa • Project Gutenberg • O’Reilly e-Books (Bookshare files) Please check DAISY Members and Friends list for additional providers and producers of DAISY content.
  9. 9. DAISY is for EVERYONE who needs accessible information. DAISY features have been integrated into the mainstream EPUB 3 standard.

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