DAISY overview                   Mayu Hamada                 hamada@atdo.jp                     2012/10/29
 Characteristics of DAISY Print disabilities Accessibility features Use cases (demo) EPUB3 and DAISY4 Tools
What is DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) eBook format maintained by DAISY consortium International standard...
DAISY types Audio only Text only (read by TTS (text to speech engine)) Full-text full-audio (Human voice or TTS synchro...
Accessibility More reading opportunity   By optimizing the presentation   By using Assistive Technologies   By convert...
Print disabilities   Who can’t hold and turn pages because of physical disability or paper allergy   Cognitive disabilit...
Using assistive technologies TTS (text to speech) Refreshable braille Joystick voice recognition Scanning (manipulati...
Optimize the display Font size (reflow) Color contrast Line height Horizontal or Vertical writing Highlight (for Dysl...
easy navigation Heading structure (chapters, sections) Sentence (go back and repeat, skip) Text search Bookmark Page,...
Use cases in Japan
Sapie (online library) Run by National Association of Institutions of   Information Service for Visually Impaired Persons...
Multimedia DAISY text book Copyright low changed in 2008 Volunteer network (volunteers, non-profit organizations (NPO), ...
Use cases (demo) Disaster preparedness manual by people with psychiatric   disabilities Health care manual of guide-dog...
DAISY standards                     DAISY4 AI                     (Authoring & Interchange)DAISY2.02   DAISY3             ...
DAISY4 distribution = EPUB3 11th Oct 2011 EPUB3 Final recommendation of IDPF DAISY (Digital Accessible Information Syste...
DAISY AI: One source multi useDAISY Authoring and Interchange format
mainstream iBooks of iPad, iPhone, iPod Google Chrome (Readium) NOOK of BARNS & NOBLE Reader of SONY Kobo Reader Kin...
EPUB3 features Main features of EPUB3
Semantic markup Semantic markup with W3C web accessibility guideline   including    SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)    M...
multimedia Media Overlay (SMIL)      Audio and Text synchronization (correct pronunciation      & spelling for the name e...
TTS (text to speech) suport SSML (Speech Synthesis Markup Language) PLS (Pronunciation Lexicon Specification)Correct pro...
EGLS (Enhanced Global Language Support) Vertical writing Ruby (phonetic information for   the Chinese characters in Japa...
Tools
DAISY software supports EPUB ReadHear by gh                          Ensure accessibility EasyReader by Dolphin
EPUB3 viewer supports Media Overlay    Readium (Google Chrome add-on)    iBooks of iPad, iPhone, iPod
Authoring Tools Save as DAISY Translator (MS Word add-on) (DAISY full-text   full-audio with TTS) Tobi (Audio recording ...
Issues DRM prevent access by TTS Accessibility quality control How to make scientific diagrams and images accessible?  ...
DAISY and EPUBMore choice for accessible readingEfficient way to get informationOne source multiuseBorn accessible
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DAISY overview

  1. 1. DAISY overview Mayu Hamada hamada@atdo.jp 2012/10/29
  2. 2.  Characteristics of DAISY Print disabilities Accessibility features Use cases (demo) EPUB3 and DAISY4 Tools
  3. 3. What is DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) eBook format maintained by DAISY consortium International standard Using W3C standards (HTML, CSS, SMIL ..) Open, Free of charge Cross platform Structure (heading, page etc..) Synchronization
  4. 4. DAISY types Audio only Text only (read by TTS (text to speech engine)) Full-text full-audio (Human voice or TTS synchronization)If you have text..  Text search  Check spelling
  5. 5. Accessibility More reading opportunity  By optimizing the presentation  By using Assistive Technologies  By converting to the different formats
  6. 6. Print disabilities Who can’t hold and turn pages because of physical disability or paper allergy Cognitive disabilities (including Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism etc..) Blind or low vision Deaf or hard of hearing Intellectual disabilities Psychiatric disabilities (keep concentration etc..) Illiterate In temporary situation (driving, hospital stay, travelers) Elderly people Those using languages without written scripts (including indigenous people)
  7. 7. Using assistive technologies TTS (text to speech) Refreshable braille Joystick voice recognition Scanning (manipulating by single button)
  8. 8. Optimize the display Font size (reflow) Color contrast Line height Horizontal or Vertical writing Highlight (for Dyslexia, low vision, ADHD)
  9. 9. easy navigation Heading structure (chapters, sections) Sentence (go back and repeat, skip) Text search Bookmark Page, Footnote, Sidebar, Producer note ( navigate / skip )Semantic markup along with W3C web accessibility guideline
  10. 10. Use cases in Japan
  11. 11. Sapie (online library) Run by National Association of Institutions of Information Service for Visually Impaired Persons 130,000 braille data. 30,000 audio DAISY link Poket (plextor), Net plextalk, Mybook etc.. 10,000 visually impaired people using (315,000 VIP in Japan)
  12. 12. Multimedia DAISY text book Copyright low changed in 2008 Volunteer network (volunteers, non-profit organizations (NPO), lighthouse, braille library etc..) Full-text full-audio DAISY. Elementary, Junior-high, High school (1-12 grade) 123/1,621 Japanese, English, Social science, Mathematics, Science, Geography, Physics etc.. Downloading (ID and password) or CDAbout 664,020 LD, ADHD, high functioning autism in normal school. 780 students usingDAISY text books.
  13. 13. Use cases (demo) Disaster preparedness manual by people with psychiatric disabilities Health care manual of guide-dog HIV/AIDS manual for PWD in South Africa Social Stories for autism
  14. 14. DAISY standards DAISY4 AI (Authoring & Interchange)DAISY2.02 DAISY3 DAISY4 Distribution = EPUB3
  15. 15. DAISY4 distribution = EPUB3 11th Oct 2011 EPUB3 Final recommendation of IDPF DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System)  Accessible e-book standard  DAISY consortium  By Librarians in 1995 EPUB  Mainstream e-book standard  IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum)  By Publishers in 1998
  16. 16. DAISY AI: One source multi useDAISY Authoring and Interchange format
  17. 17. mainstream iBooks of iPad, iPhone, iPod Google Chrome (Readium) NOOK of BARNS & NOBLE Reader of SONY Kobo Reader Kindle etc..EPUB3 support
  18. 18. EPUB3 features Main features of EPUB3
  19. 19. Semantic markup Semantic markup with W3C web accessibility guideline including  SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)  MathML (Mathematical Markup Language) (gh demo)
  20. 20. multimedia Media Overlay (SMIL) Audio and Text synchronization (correct pronunciation & spelling for the name etc..) Motion picture sign language etc..
  21. 21. TTS (text to speech) suport SSML (Speech Synthesis Markup Language) PLS (Pronunciation Lexicon Specification)Correct pronunciation (f.e. 日本橋(Nihonbashi or Nipponbashi))<phoneme alphabet="ipa" ph="təmei̥ɾou̥">tomato</phoneme>
  22. 22. EGLS (Enhanced Global Language Support) Vertical writing Ruby (phonetic information for the Chinese characters in Japan) Right to left (Arabic)
  23. 23. Tools
  24. 24. DAISY software supports EPUB ReadHear by gh Ensure accessibility EasyReader by Dolphin
  25. 25. EPUB3 viewer supports Media Overlay  Readium (Google Chrome add-on)  iBooks of iPad, iPhone, iPod
  26. 26. Authoring Tools Save as DAISY Translator (MS Word add-on) (DAISY full-text full-audio with TTS) Tobi (Audio recording (human voice/ TTS) to DAISY or EPUB) Obi (Audio only DAISY ) Pipeline2 (Conversion tool (DAISY to EPUB etc..)) Chatty Infty (MathML) Dolphin Publisher (Multimedia authoring)http://www.daisy.org/tools-services
  27. 27. Issues DRM prevent access by TTS Accessibility quality control How to make scientific diagrams and images accessible? DIAGRAM project ( http://diagramcenter.org/ ) Production workflow and tools still under development
  28. 28. DAISY and EPUBMore choice for accessible readingEfficient way to get informationOne source multiuseBorn accessible

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