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RNZFB services for tertiary students - ACHIEVE workshop


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Brief overview of RNZFB services for tertiary students who are blind, deafblind or vision-impaired, including RNZFB's accessible format production process. Part of a series of workshops jointly organised by RNZFB and ACHIEVE in 2008-2009.

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RNZFB services for tertiary students - ACHIEVE workshop

  1. 1. RNZFB Services for Tertiary Education
  2. 2. Accessible Format Production <ul><li>Electronic text (plain text, Word, HTML, full-text DAISY) </li></ul><ul><li>Large print, braille, audio </li></ul><ul><li>Tactile diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation and training </li></ul><ul><li>Research and development </li></ul><ul><li>Working with publishers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Other RNZFB Services <ul><li>Needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Information and Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive technology training </li></ul><ul><li>Braille literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Services </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ordering Accessible Formats <ul><li>Only for print-disabled students </li></ul><ul><li>Contact AFP Workflow Coordinator, Chris Shelton </li></ul><ul><li>Send electronic or print copy of the work </li></ul><ul><li>Estimate prepared (time and cost) </li></ul><ul><li>Costing information in handout </li></ul>
  5. 5. Consultation and Training <ul><li>Production methods and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Estimate prepared (time and cost) </li></ul>
  6. 6. RNZFB Electronic Text Production <ul><li>Structured to meet varied needs </li></ul><ul><li>Single source file for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-text (Word, HTML, plain text) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DAISY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthetic speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>braille </li></ul></ul><ul><li>XHTML but moving to DAISY 3 </li></ul>
  7. 7. RNZFB Electronic Text Production <ul><li>Receive order </li></ul><ul><li>Check whether already available (our catalogue, commercial sources, other producers) </li></ul><ul><li>Notify copyright owner, source files (from publisher or scan/OCR) </li></ul><ul><li>Edited </li></ul><ul><li>Converted to multiple formats </li></ul>