[nfb-talk] 2010 NFB convention agenda in DAISY format

T. Joseph Carter carter.tjoseph at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 08:40:38 UTC 2010

I started playing with Greg's text-only DTB version to see if I could 
build an ePub out of it, since a DAISY book fitting the latest and 
greatest standards is supposed to essentially BE an ePub without 
significant modification.  Alas, iBooks claimed there were missing 
resources, and I think the Threepress validator was actually laughing 
at my attempt.

As bad as it was, Sigil managed to chew it up and spit out something 
iBooks will at least open–there are many problems, but at least the 
ext is intact!  The result doesn't pretend to validate, and the TOC 
is presently useless since it contains every single navigation item, 
and iBooks at least flattens this into a single list!  Haven't tried 
Stanza yet, since it is not yet accessible to speech users.

Anyway, I'll be cleaning it up a bit more over the next day or so.  
Anyone else interested in the results?  (If I can figure out how to 
do this in a reasonably automated manner, I might turn my hand to 
converting Bookshare content.  (That DEFINITELY won't validate, but 
if it displays properly I'd call it good enough.)

Apparently the nerd hat still fits,


On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 07:45:04PM -0500, David Andrews wrote:
>>From: Greg Kearney <gkearney at gmail.com>
>>Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 14:15:55 +0800
>>To: Discussion of Digital Talking Books <dtb-talk at nfbnet.org>,  
>>president at nfbutah.org, nfbnj
>> <nfbnj at comcast.net>
>>Subject: [Dtb-talk] 2010 NFB convention agenda in DAISY format
>>Once again we have undertaken to produce the NFB convention agenda 
>>in DAISY format. The 2010 NFB convention agenda can be downloaded 
>>from the following web page:
>>The DAISY version features the following navigation features.
>>Major sections are at the first navigation level.
>>Days are at the second navigation level.
>>Agenda items are at the third navigation level.
>>See you all in Dallas.
>>Gregory Kearney | Manager Accessible Media
>>Association for the Blind of WA - Guide Dogs WA
>>PO Box 101, Victoria Park WA 6979 | 61 Kitchener Ave, Victoria Park WA 6100
>>Tel: 08 9311 8246 | Fax: 08 9361 8696 | www.guidedogswa.com.au
>>Tel: 307-224-4022 (North America)
>>Email: greg.kearney at guidedogswa.com.au
>>Email: gkearney at gmail.com
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