Our intention is to provide access on this site to resources that help digital content producers make publications accessible for all.
Accessible digital content offers people with print disabilities the opportunity to consume information more efficiently by providing them options to navigate information in much the same way typical readers skim through a document, printed book or website.
By synchronizing audio and text, DAISY multimedia for example can address the needs of each type of learner. DAISY hardware players, much like CD players or MP3 players, can be of great assistance to auditory learners who benefit from audio playback, whether presented through a text-to-speech feature or through human narration.
Accessible DAISY software players synchronize the audio playback with written text displayed on a computer screen to the benefit of visual learners. Readers can speed up or slow down the audio playback. Easy navigation of information offers tactile/kinetic learners the opportunity to explore documents – navigate by headings or pages, set bookmarks, search, go to a specific page and interact with information in a way that holds their attention and improves their learning. Last point read can be retained for multiple books.
DAISY and EPUB standards are international open standards.