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Digital Talking Books

Information on Digital Talking Books and Learning Disabilities.
What are Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) books?

DAISY Digital Talking Books (DTB) standards are developed, maintained and promoted by the 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 CDs and DVDs include the following file types:
CSMT downloadable DAISY 3 DTB full text with image-only books includes the 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 a DAISY playback software developed by DAISY Consortium.

Some of the AMIS features include:

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