What is DAISY?

DAISY means “Digital Accessible Information System” it characterise standards and technologies that are developed from all blind libraries in the world in cooperation with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) for the new digital audio book generation.
IFLA and DAISY-activities are based on the main declaration of the UNO-convention for the protection and right of disabled people, “Access to Information is a fundamental human right”.

DAISY has been developed to save large and navigate through audio books on one medium. Up to 40 hours audio books fit onto one DAISY-CD. The reader can flip through chapters and mostly in nonfiction books there is even a search tool.

There are DAISY Player navigation tools available to:
– Go directly to a specific chapter, heading, or page
– Set an unlimited number of annotated bookmarks
– Speed up or slow down speech whether listening to a recorded narrator or synthesized speech

via:
www.dzb.de
www.daisy2009.de
www.freedomscientific.com

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