Submitted by VLuceno on Sat, 2014-12-13 12:22
Standard printed publications are not accessible to people with visual impairments. Many other groups of readers are not able to use traditional printed books, newspapers and magazines - including those with dyslexia, motor disabilities or age related macular degeneration. Many popular eBook formats do not provide full accessibility for all users.
In order to be fully accessible, a digital publication should have the following features:
Submitted by VLuceno on Mon, 2014-11-10 10:04
Among China's 17 million blind people, around 10 percent are estimated to know Braille. For the rest, hearing is their only way to access books.
Hongdandan is a Beijing-based nonprofit that "provides cultural products through voice" and records audiobooks. Founded in 2003, the organization started out as a provider of broadcast training to the blind.
Submitted by VLuceno on Sat, 2014-10-11 17:19
The Floe project participants have created an EPUB 3 resource (handbook) that exemplifies best practices for developing accessible publications in EPUB format.
The following accessibility features are covered:
Submitted by VLuceno on Thu, 2014-09-04 17:21
In November 2011, as Chair of RNIB, Kevin Carey with a goal to make braille devices more affordable, gathered together a core group of colleagues from:
Submitted by VLuceno on Fri, 2014-07-25 00:54
Jim: "Within our Global Literacy Program, we offer Go Read, a free, accessible Android eBook reader optimized for people with vision impairments. It allows users to read accessible eBooks, which we make available via Bookshare library, on a variety of Android tablets and phones. Open source volunteers based Go Read on the open source FBReader project, and then our staff completed the production version.
Submitted by VLuceno on Sun, 2014-06-15 18:48
Michael Ward of Vision Australia (DAISY Consortium Member) recently had lunch with dedicated volunteers. He presented them with 20-year badges and demonstrated the DAISY player that is now used to access recordings of the Guardian and other newspapers. The recordings now come on CDs as well as downloads, and the DAISY player makes it possible to jump to different sections, skip ahead in stories, and even alter the playback speed.
Submitted by VLuceno on Sun, 2014-05-04 15:28
Rosenfeld Media is focused on user experience design as its subject. Its most recent book, A Web for Everyone, is a publication about incorporating accessibility principles into website design from the start, so that your site works everywhere. It is their first book to come out in DAISY in addition to other formats. Its electronic distribution is now handled through a partnership with O’Reilly Media.
Submitted by VLuceno on Wed, 2014-04-09 12:28
Mark Bide, Executive Director, EDItEUR recently gave a talk on the importance of including accessibility features in EPUB 3 files. Below please find some of his points that we find worth sharing.
Submitted by VLuceno on Wed, 2014-03-05 21:25
The Accessible Image Sample Book was created by the DIAGRAM Content Working Group. It is a free online resource that demonstrates various options for creating accessible versions of digital images such as maps, bar charts, diagrams, mathematical expressions, photographs, and more.
Submitted by VLuceno on Mon, 2014-02-03 17:38
Obi is easy to learn, highly accessible, and powerful DAISY production tool that enables anybody to produce accessible rich DAISY content with minimal amount of training. New articles to better assist Obi users have been been posted to DAISYpedia.
We hope you find both articles helpful: