[Humanist] 23.77 disabilities and publishing
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 77.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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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
Please consider persons with disabilities in your research. Three good links
--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.
--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
--Which is the coalition of orgs that are fighting to have TTS turned on for
the Kindle and for other books in the future.
George Kerscher Ph.D.
In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.
Secretary General, DAISY Consortium
Senior Officer, Accessible Technology Recording For the Blind & Dyslexic
Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a division of the
Board Representative to the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)
Phone: +1 406/549-4687
Email: kerscher at montana.com
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