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Digital Talking Books

Information on Digital Talking Books and Learning Disabilities.
Learning Disabilities are Defined as:

(10) Specific learning disability -(i) General. Specific learning disability means a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.

(ii) Disorders not included: Specific learning disability does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities, of mental retardation, of emotional disturbance, or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.  

What are Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) books?

DAISY Digital Talking Books (DTB) standards are developed, maintained and promoted by are international DAISY Consortium External link opens in new window or tab..

A DAISY Book can be explained as a set of digital files that includes:

The DAISY Standard allows the producing agency full flexibility regarding the mix of text and audio ranging from audio-only, to full text and audio, to text-only.

The CSMT DAISY DTB are either in DAISY 2.02 External link opens in new window or tab. full text and full audio or ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2005 commonly referred as DAISY 3 External link opens in new window or tab. text with graphics only books.

CSMT DAISY 2.02 DTB CD’s and DVD’s include the following file types:
CSMT downloadable DAISY 3 DTB full text with images only books includes following file types:
DTBs give users the ability to:

CSMT DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3.0 books can be opened and played in many open source or commercial DAISY software players External link opens in new window or tab., Hardware players External link opens in new window or tab. or Mobile Applications External link opens in new window or tab. depending on the book and the player specifications. Adaptive Multimedia Information System External link opens in new window or tab. (AMIS) is one of the DAISY playerback software and is developed by DAISY Consortium.

Some of the AMIS features include:

Resources

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