Your DAISY Stories
|Planet Issue||Story Author|
David Goldfield: The assistive technology landscape keeps changing
"I enjoy reading books and assisting others to do the same."
Richard Orme: My Journey to Improve Access and Technologies
"I joined DAISY at an interesting time."
"More than half my life has revolved around making information accessible."
"DAISY showed me the exact thing that I want and need to ease the way for education for visually impaired students."
Koen Krikhaar - Part 2
"It dawned on me that the UNCRPD was the missing link needed to bring the work of special libraries into an inclusive society with barrier free access to books and information."
"This meeting opened my eyes to accessibility matters and the awesome power of technology to improve access to information."
Christine Ha: Two Years Later
"TV show host, best selling author, award winner and advocate"
Koen Krikhaar - Part 1
"My commitment to accessible information and to better services for people with print disabilities turns out to be a lifelong one."
Donna Hill - Part 2
"Technology had blown the lid off of what was possible without sight."
Donna Hill - Part 1
"An abiding certainty that I would overcome all obstacles was not something I experienced."
Chris Downey - Part 2
"There is so much more room for a more equitable and just society."
Chris Downey - Part 1
"Making more of the positive overwhelms the negative."
"Greg spent a month in Central Asia focusing on the needs of people with disabilities in developing nations."
Favourite Stories 2007-2010
"Special: My 3 Favourite DAISY Stories 2007-2010"
Birkir Gunnarsson - Part 2
"Knowledge is power."
Birkir Gunnarsson - Part 1
"Most importantly, never be afraid to fail."
"Working at TDTB has indeed made my life meaningful"
"Don't lose faith in yourself. Everything is possible."
"We can transport those books across borders and give life to people particularly in developing countries - I want that to happen."
"Seeing The World My Way"
"What you don't share gets lost."
"Every child should have the same access to those transcendent moments that books brought me."
Maryanne Diamond - Part 2
"I was not afraid to take opportunities which came my way."
Maryanne Diamond - Part 1
"Access to information has been a major challenge for me in every aspect of my life"
"Behind all the positive developments there lies a deep problem: the graphics explosion"
"Many things still have to be done."
"Our mission parallels DAISY's: to provide people with disabilities equal access to information and knowledge"
"My goal is to make mainstream math and graphics accessible"
"Don't be afraid to dream big"
Nancy and Peter Torpey
"Life isn't all about work"
"My whole life had been leading up to this role"
Hoby Wedler - Part 2
"Learning Ally materials changed my life completely"
Hoby Wedler - Part 1
"I have a strong desire to know 'how' and 'why'"
Stephen King - Part 2
" I knew we could change the world"
Stephen King - Part 1
"Anything is possible for someone who is blind: that stuck with me ever since"
Dominique Burger - Part 2
"The work done by DAISY has structured much of my work, particularly in promoting universal access to reading"
Dominique Burger - Part 1
"I could combine a professional interest with my own desire to do something useful."
Prashant and Veena Verma - Part 2
"Prashant and Veena Verma are role models for everyone regardless of ability or disability"
Prashant and Veena Verma - Part 1
"Sometimes life has a strange way of bringing two people together"
"The VR Stream and DAISY navigation changed everything for me"
Niels Thogersen (Part 2)
"Collaboration had not really been a part of the picture - until DAISY"
"We were not aware of the opportunities that would arrive with DAISY"
John J. Boyer
"this has meant dedicating the use of my abilities to benefit others"
Tribute to Nesbit
"A Special Story"
Lars Ballieu Christensen
"I'm working toward an accessible and inclusive information society"
"I didn't hesitate when I heard about the Swedish DAISY initiative - SBS would be a part of it."
"Now the DAISY train is rolling through the whole world and it also stops at many places in Germany to let people get on board."
"When the web emerged, there was no question in my mind that this was about to usher in a fundamental shift in how we engaged with the world."
"With DAISY I feel myself as a sighted reader, easily navigating among the various provisions of legislations"
"I revel in the increased freedom of digital books and their smaller, more savvy devices"
Mary Jane Barnett
"Long before the development of DAISY, I was a reader"
"An old problem suddenly changed into a challenging opportunity for a kid using DAISY"
"The idea that a visually challenged person could read [DAISY] books as a sighted person reads print really fascinated me."
Lars Sönnebo (Part 2) - Three DAISY Musketeers
" Was DAISY really the right way to go?"
Lars Sönnebo (Part 1)
"Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do"
Jim Fruchterman - Part 2
"Benetech and Bookshare"
Jim Fruchterman - Part 1
"Rockets, Calera and Arkenstone"
"I immediately understood that DAISY is the replacement for audio tapes/CDs that my aunt used, that it was the standard for digital talking books."
"I had no clue that this phone call would change the course of my career and of the company I had founded."
"DAISY is an association of the world: both the industrialized and developing world."
Kenny Johar - Part 2
"DAISY is the future of information access worldwide."
Kenny Johar - Part 1
"Success outside depends upon success inside."
"A man with a wonderful sense of humor"
"From the brewing industry to international advocate"
"Long live the Geeks!"
"Witnessed the revolutionary power of navigable DAISY books."
"Success made possible through the DAISY library of NAB"
"Moto Kaneko shares how Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd. began its ongoing commitment to DAISY"
"A dream of ... a library where all the books are available in an accessible format"
"Improving technologies that benefit humanity"
"Working toward a society that is truly for all"
"Advocate for the rights of blind and low vision persons"
Michael Hingson (Part 2)
"One sensory modality isn't enough for any of us"
Michael Hingson (Part 1)
"A life changed forever"
"Passion for technology, passion for accessibility"
"From dotcom to DAISY"
Dr. Nina Ghiselli
"Rediscovering the Bookworm"
"I want it all, I want it now"
Tom Dinning (Part 2)
"It's quite exciting to see a young student who was previously feeling out of the picture now being in control."
Tom Dinning (Part 1)
"DAISY has so much to offer that I wonder why we would do it any other way."
"DAISY enhances the reading experience"
"DAISY For everyone by sharing knowledge"
"DAISY for Research in developing countries"
"DAISY for Adult Readers with Dyslexia"