[AI] About DAISY
sandeepkaler_25 at yahoo.co.in
Thu Jul 8 11:30:22 EDT 2010
We would like to provide the information about daisy standard and daisy
WHAT IS DAISY?
DAISY: BEST WAY TO PUBLISH
In the DAISY Way, a single source document is prepared on the computer. From
this source document, all accessible formats such as Braille, Talking book,
large print book or the e-text book can be prepared in matter of minutes.
DAISY: BEST WAY TO READ
Reading experience of DAISY Book is rich in features such as:
· jumping to any page of the book
· jumping to next or previous chapter or sub-section
· moving to next or previous sentence
With all these features the book can be read in following ways:
· Braille book printed on paper or on refreshable Braille display
· DAISY Talking books can be played on CD players, mobile phones,
computers, flash memory players such as I-Pod, etc
· Large print can be read on the computer screen or on paper
· E-text can be read out on computer by even free of cost screen
The alternative formats to print are:
Braille Production: The computerization of the Braille production has been
accepted method in all parts of the world.
2. Talking Books
Talking Books: The Digital recording provides in numerable benefits the
analog recording and therefore digital talking books recorded using PC and
stored on CD are becoming common in the developed world. Efforts are also
being made to provide the benefits of this technology to the developing
E-text: The screen reading software loaded on a PC becomes an excellent
reader of electronic text, which is easy to produce and distribute among
persons with blindness or print disabilities.
4. Large Print
Large Print: The electronic text can be viewed as large print on a PC and
the large font printing of the book in e-text has made large print
production easier than ever before.
The DAISY Forum of India (DFI) is working for "The Print Disabled" which is
defined seperately in different states. It may be defined as the inability
to access print due to a visual, perceptual, or physical disability.
Examples of print disabled include persons with blindness, low vision,
learning disabilities, and the inability to hold a book. Other groups like
aged persons, persons with cerebral palsy, illiterates are also likely to
benefit from DAISY.
More information on Daisy Consortium is available on its official website -
Daisy playback Tools:
So many softwares and hardwares are available in the market which can read
the daisy books , a few of them are given below:
AMIS: it is open source software. To download visit:
FS reader: This software is available free with Jaws 11
TPB Reader: This software is also easily available.
Buddy: This is a portable light weight hardware which can play daisy books
and is available with WWW.saksham.org
Angel : This is a portable player which sports daisy as well as e-text
Victor Reader Classic: It is another portable devise, to read the daisy and
In case of any other clarification, you can talk directly with the NAB
Assistive Technology Helpline Team at the following address::
E-mail: helpline at nabdelhi.org
Project Manager & DAISY Consultant
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