[Humanist] 23.77 disabilities and publishing

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 77.
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        Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2009 21:06:52 -0600
        From: "George Kerscher" <kerscher at montana.com>
        Subject: Persons with disabilities and future books

Hello,

Please consider persons with disabilities in your research. Three good links
are:

http://www.daisy.org
--Which is the site for organizations developing standards for digital
publishing. These are the libraries who currently provide accessible
information. In Canada, the CNIB is an example.

http://www.idpf.org
--Which is the standards organization for commercial ebooks. Note that this
is primarily focused on the mainstream, consideration is being made for
persons with disabilities in the specifications; content is fully
accessible.

http://www.readingrights.org
--Which is the coalition of orgs that are fighting to have TTS turned on for
the Kindle and for other books in the future.

Best
George

George Kerscher Ph.D.
In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.
Secretary General, DAISY Consortium
http://www.daisy.org
Senior Officer, Accessible Technology Recording For the Blind & Dyslexic
(RFB&D)  
http://www.rfbd.org 
Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a division of the
W3C 
http://www.w3c.org/wai 
Board Representative to the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) 
http://www.idpf.org
Phone: +1 406/549-4687
Email: kerscher at montana.com 






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