DAISY - the Digital Accessible Information System
DAISY is a type of digital talking book, one of the main upcoming formats offering flexibility, 'multi sensory' content. It is popular among both the visually impaired and dyslexic, and is also a powerful tool for non-print impaired readers.
DAISY Creation Process
Find out how DAISY books are created
Learn about the how DAISY is being used in Sweden
One Year On
E.A. Draffan explains what has been happening in alternative formats over the past 12 months.
Read these tips for creating great DAISY books.
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The DAISY Consortium was formed in May, 1996 by talking book libraries to lead the worldwide transition from analog to Digital Talking Books.
Members of the Consortium actively promote the DAISY standard for Digital Talking Books because it promises to revolutionize the reading experience for people who have reading disabilities. Specifically, the Consortium's vision is that all published information is available to people with print disabilities, at the same time and at no greater cost, in an accessible, feature-rich, navigable format.
Visit the DAISY Consortium website (external link)
Scripts for Various Types of DAISY Digital Talking Books
The DAISY Consortium advises that all DAISY DTBs should contain a section that provides information about the DAISY book and how it can be read by the end user. This section should contain a general description of the structure of the book, number of levels, navigation features and so on. Lynn Leith of the DAISY Consortium has provided an article describing this in some detail.
- Read the full article on Scripts for Various Types of DAISY Digital Talking Books