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Making information accessible for people
with disabilities
Cost-effective solutions
Chair: Stephen King, President DAISY Consortium
Board member Accessible Book Consortium
Rapporteur: Martin Mwongela Kavua,
Lecturer, Department of Hearing Impairment and Communication Difficulties (HICD),
Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE), Kenya
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Making information accessible for people with disabilities
Our 7 Presentations from 8 Panellists
• 1. Mr Martin Mwongela Kavua, Lecturer, Department of Hearing
Impairment and Communication Difficulties (HICD), Kenya
Institute of Special Education (KISE), Kenya
• 2. Mr Dipendra Manocha, Mr Dipendra Manocha, Coordinator
Developing countries – DAISY Consortium, President DAISY Forum
of India & Member Executive Committee – World blind union
• 3. Ms Eve Andersson, Lead Accessibility Engineering, Google, USA
• 4. Mr James Teh, Executive Director and Mr Gary Baxter, General
Manager, NV Access Limited, Australia
• 5. Mr Richard Orme, International Council for the Education of
Visually Impaired People, ICEVI Technology Initiative Lead, UK
• 6. Mr Ugo Falace, CEO, Centro Leonardo Education Srl, Italy
• 7. Prof. Balakrishnan from the Assestech Lab of IIT Delhi.
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What I am going to cover?
• Who are the DAISY consortium & our partners?
• What is the challenge?
• The 3 key issues for making information accessible
• Kit
• Confidence
• Content
• Introduce our Speakers on some cost effective solutions
& Try and keep them to 8-9 minutes time
• Chair questions & discussion
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Who are our Session organisers?
• DAISY Consortium www.DAISY.org
• Developing the best way to read & Publish
• World Blind Union www.worldblindunion.org
• The Voice of 285 Million Blind & Partially sighted People
• Accessible Book Consortium
www.accessiblebooksconsortium.org
• Bringing Books to the Visually Impaired
• ICEVI (International Council for Education of people
with Visual Impairment) www.icevi.org
• Equal access to appropriate education for all children and
youth with visual impairment
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Our Principal Partner is the World Organisation of Blind People
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Partners in inclusive and special education
Delivering Millennium Development education goals & post 2015 agenda
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Partners Implementing the UNCRPD
and Post 2015 development agenda
• Partners focused on enabling access to information and
learning promised in the UN Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities & Development agenda
• WBU focuses on legal frameworks and advocacy
• ICEVI focuses on Enabling inclusion in education and works
with DAISY on access to Curriculum
• ABC Brings together Industry, Government & Consumers
with International & development Community
• DAISY Consortium enables Technology companies
publishers and Service providers to co-operate
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What is the Challenge?
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Since Caxton people with print
disability denied access
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Print disabled readers & learners
denied access to curriculum
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Until now Libraries for the Blind have
helped people in Developed World
Reading with eyes ears & fingers
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But libraries can’t keep up
• Explosion of publishing worldwide
• Only 5% of books available in accessible formats in
best performing countries: Less than 1% in many
• Poor service: Making Giant print, Braille, Talking
Books, is slow & expensive and materials not shared
• Curriculum materials difficult
• People in Developing world lack any services & can’t
access International content
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People with disabilities left behind
• In Developed world, many succeeding, but many
excluded due to barriers to access to information
• Disabled people often left behind in Millennium
Development goal advances
• Post 2015 Agenda will have focus on ensuring
people with disabilities included & not left behind
• Enabling access to information is going to be key to
achieving post 2015 targets
• Partners here to help you; Today, 2015 & beyond
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So what is print disability?
(Numbers are uncertain)
• Blind & partially sighted people ~285 Million globally
• Includes many older people with age related conditions
• 1 in 7 people over 60 struggle to read ordinary print
www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs282/en/
• Dyslexic conditions
• 1 in 5 US students have a language based learning
condition & dyslexia is the most common.
• UK estimates 4% of population had dyslexic conditions
and up to 15% prone.
• 20-30%+ of Prison population found to have Dyslexia
• Stroke, Aphasia and other physical problems
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Who are the
DAISY Consortium
(& our Partners)?
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DAISY is a Global not for profit consortium
Not for profit members, For profit Friends
Originally founded by Libraries for the Blind
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DAISY Consortium Vision
• People have equal access to information
and knowledge, regardless of disabilities
Our Mission
• Working to create the best way to read and
publish,
for everybody, in the 21st century
By delivering global partnerships ... that build a more effective
solution for everyone.
Committed to a common mission & vision.
Coordinating resources to deliver global
change
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Our goal is confident people
reading what they want, when they want with
eyes, ears or fingers
Wherever they are in the world
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DAISY member support our vision of better
inclusion of people with print disabilities
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Enabling Partnerships to
Deliver Access to Information
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What’s DAISY Approach to Inclusion?
• Transform Global publishing Industry to enable
Inclusive Publishing: e-Books that anyone can read
with eyes, ears or fingers
• Enable Technology companies to build in assistive
Technology & Special Tech Companies to improve
• Enable specialist enhanced access providers to
improve and share skills, technology & content
• Ensure People get the Skills to benefit worldwide
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Our approach In Short
• To access information people need 3 things:
• Kit (Assistive & Adaptive personal Technology: Phone, Tablet etc)
• Mainstream and/or specialist interface that enables them to
access using their preferred mix of eyes, ears & fingers
• Confidence (To use it)
• Skills to use a different interface (and support of parents,
employers, supporters and IT services)
• Content (That works with assistive Technologies)
• Well designed e-text which re-flows to different screens, works
with screen readers and has descriptions for visual content.
• Without all 3 pieces projects and Inclusion will fail
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Lets hear from our Speakers
• 1. Mr Martin Mwongela Kavua, Lecturer, Department of Hearing
Impairment and Communication Difficulties (HICD), Kenya
Institute of Special Education (KISE), Kenya
• 2. Mr Dipendra Manocha, Mr Dipendra Manocha, Coordinator
Developing countries – DAISY Consortium, President DAISY Forum
of India & Member Executive Committee – World blind union
• 3. Ms Eve Andersson, Lead Accessibility Engineering, Google, USA
• 4. Mr James Teh, Executive Director and Mr Gary Baxter, General
Manager, NV Access Limited, Australia
• 5. Mr Richard Orme, International Council for the Education of
Visually Impaired People, ICEVI Technology Initiative Lead, UK
• 6. Mr Ugo Falace, CEO, Centro Leonardo Education Srl, Italy
• 7. Prof. Balakrishnan from the Assestech Lab of IIT Delhi.
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Our Speakers will talk about some practical cost effective
solutions that provide elements of kit, confidence & content
• 1.Dipendra Manocha Learning from development projects that bring
together Kit, Confidence and Content.
• 2.Eve Andersson Inclusive design and accessibility features available on
the Google platforms & opportunities to participate
• 3.James Teh,and Gary Baxter The crucial role of screen readers & NVDA,
a widely used free open Source screen reader for Microsoft Windows
• 4. Martin Mwongela Kavua Projects in inclusive and special Education
• 5. Richard Orme, “Visionary Learning through Technology” a network of
projects to enable inclusion in education
• 6. Ugo Falace A new model of Inclusive publishing in Education
• 7. Prof. Balakrishnan Developing low cost assistive technologies to
enable access
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THANK YOU!
Chair: Stephen King, President DAISY Consortium
Board member Accessible Book Consortium
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