You can listen to accessible books on:
- Standalone and portable players
- Computers using playback software
- MP3 players - with limited navigation
- iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad / Android devices (phones and tablets)
A text-based digital 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
- Navigated easily
- Downloaded and saved
How is DAISY 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.
Where do I get accessible content including DAISY books?
- Bookshare (DAISY 3 and EPUB 3: approximately 500,000 titles)
- Celia Library in Finland: approximately 40,700 titles
- Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic in the United States, approximately 80,000 titles
- RNIB in the United Kingdom: DAISY 2.02 structured audio, approximately 25,000 titles
- Medibus in Germany: approximately 35,000 titles
- The Association Valentin Haüy in France
- BrailleNet in France
- Dedicon in the Netherlands: approximately 42,000 titles
- The Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille (MTM): approximately 110,000 titles
- DZB in Germany: more than 29,500 titles
- Association for the Blind of Western Australia
- L'Association pour le Bien des Aveugles et malvoyants in Switzerland
- Swiss Library for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Print Disabled (SBS): DAISY 2.02, approximately 40,000 titles
- Vision Australia's Information Library Service in Australia: approximately 39,000 titles
- ONCE in Spain: more than 18,000 titles
- NOTA in Denmark: more than 17,000 titles
- Norwegian Library of Talking Books and Braille: approximately 18,000 titles
- CINB Digital Library in Canada: DAISY 2.02 structured audio, approximately 80,000 titles across different formats
- National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in the United States (approximately 400,000 titles), extension of the 2002 DAISY/NISO standard
- The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) in Canada, about 120,000 titles
- NNLES: The Canadian Accessible Library System (structured DAISY audio books)
- National Braille Press
- Internet Archive: Open Library
- Rosenfeld Media
- O'Reilly Media
Please check our Members and Friends list for additional providers and producers of DAISY content.
Last revision: March 19th, 2017