[AI] Conference to look forward to

Dipendra Manocha dipendra.lists at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 10:43:00 EDT 2010


Dear Friends

Would you like to know what kind of excellent library services are available
to persons with blindness in different parts of the world? The online audio
book libraries, telephon based library services, automated systems to
deliver content in any format that user wants books in? and many good
examples of library services in developing countries and implementation and
application of DAISY for information services such as disaster management,
literacy, awareness among illiterate etc. 

All this with latest developments in the DAISY World are going to be here in
Delhi on October 28-29, 2010. 

Please have a look at the web site www.daisyindia.org for details on how can
you participate. See below for more details. 

INCLUSIVE DIGITAL LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

International Daisy technical conference for capacity building in developing
countries for making information accessible to all including persons with
print disabilities. 

(October 28-29, 2010 at New Delhi, India)


Background

In today's knowledge society,the accessibility of content is key to
Socio-Economic growth. The Creation of useful and relevant content in local
language is not enough. It is important that this content is presented to
the end user in the format that they are most comfortable to access it in.
The digital technology for storage and dissemination of content is extremely
dianamic and has opened up many new possibilities for making content
accessible to all in their preferred format. How ever,convertability,
adhering to standards such as UNI-code etc. adaptability to various devices
etc. are few key elements to realize the full potential ofthis technology. 

DAISY Consortium for formed in 1996 and has developed standards for
accessible digital content. The consortium has also facilitated development
of tools for production, distribution and playback of digital content in the
user preferred formats. DAISY Consortium members from all round the world
have implemented these standards to provide accessible content services in
their countries and are moving steadily towards formation of global
accessible digital library.

Leading experts from all over the world are getting together to share their
knowledge in this International DAISY Technical Conference which will be
held in New Delhi on October 28 - 29, 2010. This is a golden opportunity for
organizations and people in South Asia to be able to participate in these
presentations and to be able to interact with the leading experts on digital
publishing and accessible content providers from all over the globe. Leading
manufacturers of Digital Book playback and production software and hardware
will also be among us during this conference.

OBJECTIVES
.	To highlight the latest developments in DAISY Standards and to
understand its implecations in the development of infrastructure and
services for accessible content including Braille, talking books, electronic
text and large print.
.	To understand the usability of DAISY standards in design of
inclusive mainstream digital publishing and libraries which are accessible
to all population groups to minimize the cost and time lag in making
publications available in accessible formats.
.	To highlight best practice of implementation of DAISY Standards to
deliver accessible books, news papers, magazines etc. to persons with print
disabilities
.	To Understand how public information, life saving amergency
informationand digital libraries could be made accessible to all.
.	To facilitate participation of ICT community of developing countries
such as from India in development and implementation of global standard such
as the DAISY Standard.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

.	Organisations serving persons with Blindness and other print
disabilities
.	Publishers
.	Government and Non-government establishments involved in production
and dissemination of public information
.	Government and Non-government agencies related to standards for
Information and communication technology
.	ICT development agencies or companies interested in development of
technology for persons with disabilities
.	Development agencies or companies involved in technologies related
to content production and dissemination.
.	Agencies involved in conversion of hard copy text materials into
digital formats and conversion of digital content

VENUE

(LINK) Jakaranda Hall, India Habitad Center, New Delhi

Dates: October 28 and 29, 2010.

Total number of participants: 150

RELATED EVENTS

.	DAISY CONSORTIUM BOARD MEETING - OCTOBER 25 - 26, 2010
.	DAISY CONSORTIUM GENERAL BODY MEETING - OCTOBER 27, 2010
.	MAKING ICT WORK FOR ALL IN EDUCATION - OCTOBER 27 - 29, 2010

IMPORTANT DATES

Delegate Registration: By August 31, 2010
.	Submission of Abstracts for presentations: Before August 15, 2010
.	Submission of full papers for publication in conference materials:
September 30, 2010 

REGISTRATION

To register, please fill in the attached registration form and send it to
secretariat at daisyindia.org. Please also send the hard copy to: 486 Double
Storey New Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi 110060, India before August 31, 2010.

ACCOMODATION

If you need our assistance for booking accommodation for you, then please
contact us by e-mail or on phone number: +91-11-42411015

We will be putting contact details of possible places where you can book
accommodation in Delhi on our conference web site (www.daisyindia.org). 

For update on programme and other arrangements, please visit our web site:
www.daisyindia.org and click the link for DAISY Board Meeting and Technical
Conference.

Registration fee:

DAISY Forum of India members: Rs. 2000 for delegate and Rs. 1500 for the
Escort
For Non-DFI members from India: Rs. 2500 for delegates and Rs. 1500 for
escort
For delegates from outside India: USD 90 for delegates and USD 50 for
Escorts

The cheque for registration amount should be in the name of "SAKSHAM"

Bank Draft should be in the name of "SAKSHAM" and payable at Delhi.

You can also pay by internet banking. The bank details for fund transfer
from India is:

Account in name of "Saksham"
Account number: 00031450000135
bank name: HDFC Bank
Branch name: Surya Kiran branch - New Delhi
IFSC code: HDFC0000003
 MICR Code: 110240001
 
Using the above bank details, you can also make acash deposite in the
account in your nearest HDFC bank branch. How ever, you must add Rs. 100 to
the amount for cash transaction charges charged by HDFC Bank  

Registration fee includes food, tea breaks, conference kit.


I look forward to seeing you at the conference

Registration form can be sent on request. Else you could download it from
www.daisyindia.org

Thanks
Dipendra





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