DAISY Consortium's News Brief - # 2017-03a
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 Events: The London Book Fair, 11th European e-Accessibility Forum, Better Together conference

The Accessible Books Consortium will present their annual International Excellence Awards at the London Book Fair (LBF) on Tuesday, March 14th. More information can be found on the Accessible Books Consortium website.

Another noteworthy LBF event, Making Books Accessible: Collaboration Between the Publishing Industry and the Accessibility Community will be held on March 16th at 10 am. Chaired by Mark Bide. Speakers: Emma House, Richard Orme, Bill McCoy.

Registration is now open for the 11th European e-Accessibility Forum in Paris on June 19th, 2017. Register on the eAccessibility Forum website.

Attending DAISY Board Meeting or General Meeting in June? Get ready for the Better Together conference in The Hague on June 28th, 2017. Check out the program and register now.

What's New: Links to Notable News Articles and Media

Let Webbox3 Do the Reading

The new Webbox3 by Solutions Radio is ideally suited for those who are blind, partially sighted or have problems with reading. It is a plug and play device - easy to operate. Content choices are made by listening to the audible prompts and pressing OK to select. Users don't need access to a computer.

Webbox 3 is an Internet radio, online DAISY player and much more. Enjoy listening to the latest talking book, most recent issue of your favorite podcast, magazine or daily newspaper. A membership to a library with DAISY talking books or a magazine subscription is needed.

Webbox3 player

New in Webbox3

Notable features

For more information, please send an email to whaan(at)solutionsradio.com. See also: Webbox2.

HumanWare's Connect 12: Intelligent and convenient

HumanWare's unique magnifying system Connect 12 combines a high-performance digital magnifier and an Android tablet. The system now also offers a new book application.

Patrick Marc demonstrating the Connect 12

As soon as you turn on Connect 12, its simple interface enables you to select what you want to do; magnify a printed document, read a book, or make adjustments based on your visual needs. The new interface offers great flexibility and a multitude of options. Connect 12 Version 2.0 brings a new book application providing access to online accessible libraries such as Bookshare, NLS, Learning Ally and others (subscription required).

Intelligence and convenience in one powerful tool

Ever since its introduction in 2016, Connect 12 has enjoyed success among students, professionals, and retired people living with visual impairments. Many of them were looking for more than a simple magnifier. By combining portability, the ability to adjust to all visual conditions, distance viewing and of course possibilities added by a 12-inch Android tablet, Connect 12 has become the digital magnifier of choice for thousands of users. Learn more about the Connect 12 by visiting humanware.com/connect.