DAISY Consortium Releases Obi 1.0 - Open Source Multimedia Authoring Tool

Obi open source audio recording tool enables a broader audience to produce accessible, navigable information for people with print disabilities. DAISY audio books created with Obi can be produced with chapters, sections, sub-sections and pages, providing navigation to the content. Obi is fully accessible using assistive technologies such as screen readers. In addition, Obi reduces the time required to work with sophisticated production tools and significantly reduces tool costs that may create barriers for some. For example, teachers can use Obi to produce accessible materials for their students quickly and easily, and organizations in developing countries and smaller organizations everywhere can create synchronized multimedia without a large investment in new technology. Obi is released under the LGPL license and is available for download at the Obi development site. Details are available in the DAISY Press Release.