DAISY Consortium's News Brief - # 2016-10b
Enjoy a concise selection of digital publishing news. Our main goal is to inform DAISY Members and Supporters about new e-reading technologies and related developments.

Upcoming Event: Spotlight on Dyslexia

Discover practical educational strategies to support students with learning disabilities and connect with other educators from the convenience of your home or school on Friday, December 2nd, 2016. Spotlight on Dyslexia will take place 9am - 6pm EST.

Access more than 20 speaker sessions, resources and presentations on demand for the following 60 days (with a full year option)! To learn about school group pricing options and purchase orders, contact SpotlightDyslexia@LearningAlly.org. Registration is now available on the Learning Ally website.

What's New: Links to Notable News Articles

Featured Tool: Oswald

Delhi-based teenagers - web designers Anand Chowdhary and Nishant Gadihoke developed Oswald, a Chrome extension for accessible reading.

Based on the specifications provided by the British Dyslexia Association and the World Wide Web Consortium, Oswald automatically corrects the typography, contrast ratios, and other visual elements on a web page to make reading easier for users with learning disabilities. Users can also customize Oswald’s properties based on their personal preferences.

Senior citizens who are not used to browsing the web can switch to Oswald’s Reading Mode which removes all unnecessary links, ads, and popups. They can also easily change the font size and contrasts based on their eye defects.

Oswald is incredibly customizable. Users can easily change all properties and styles such as text color, font family, and image contrasts for a consistent experience across the web. Get Oswald from the Chrome web store.

Braigo - Accessibility Companion

Braigo – Accessibility Companion is an easy-to-use app that reads the text from an image and narrates it into audio. It's a translator that translates images or documents into audio using accessibility features of your iOS devices.

Use cases:

Version 1.0 App Features:

Here are the features of the Braigo Accessibility Companion Version 1.0 that make it unique compared to other apps:

Braigo app is free, available on iTunes.