Digital Accessible Information System

DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) digital format assists people who, for various reasons, have challenges using regular printed media. DAISY digital talking books offer the benefits of regular audiobooks, but they are superior because DAISY includes navigation.

Typical audio talking books do not allow the reader to move through the book easily. You can listen from beginning to end, but not much more, resulting in frustration and wasted time.
Electronic content that lacks navigation makes reading slower and less efficient than it has to be.
Navigable DAISY content that has electronic text available, either with or without audio, may permit readers to examine the spelling of words, or search the text, using a software player on a computer. When DAISY full text is available, some software players also offer users the ability to display and highlight the text of the book on the screen.
DAISY books can increase reading speed and improve reading efficiency. With the press of a button, you can jump to the chapter you need. . . faster than the eyes can skim.
The DAISY standard provides flexibility and options never before possible. You can listen to a DAISY book on a computer while reading the text with a braille display. Or you can listen to a DAISY audio book with a special stand-alone player at home or when traveling.
Although the DAISY Standard was developed with books and people with print disabilities in mind, we can envision many applications for it:

  • Lectures that are available as audio and text files simultaneously.
  • Emergency preparedness materials in audio format as well as available to all who really need them.
  • Synchronized text and audio – very valuable in teaching literacy or a foreign language.

Learn, support, and embrace the huge benefits of this technology: Go DAISY ! More details available at www.daisy.org

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