AMIS: DAISY 2.02 & DAISY 3 Playback Software

AMIS stands for Adaptive Multimedia Information System.

AMIS is a software program that you can use to read DAISY books. It is self-voicing, meaning that no specialized screen-reading software is needed in order for it to be used by visually impaired people. AMIS is open source software and is provided free of charge.

The current version is AMIS 3.1.3, developed by the DAISY Consortium and released November 18, 2011.


See the full list of features.

AMIS offers a fully-featured multimedia reading experience. Navigate by section, subsection, page, and phrase, and set bookmarks as you read. Enlarge the font, change the colors, and speed up or slow down the audio. Open books from CD, from your disk, from the web, and have AMIS automatically re-open your most recent book at the point you stopped reading. There are even two display modes: the traditional "default" look and also "basic", which offers a simplified interface.

AMIS supports DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3 books of several varieties:

  • Full-text/Full-audio
  • Audio-NCX
  • Text-only
  • Multi-volume (DAISY 2.02 only)


If you need any help, find a bug or want to give your opinion on AMIS, the best place to discuss it is the AMIS Forum.