[nfb-talk] FW: If you are interested in the world of digital reading,
Andrews, David B (DEED)
david.b.andrews at state.mn.us
Wed Apr 4 14:35:39 UTC 2018
From: George Kerscher [mailto:kerscher at montana.com]
Subject: If you are interested in the world of digital reading,
then you are invited to learn more about a crowd source initiative
that will improve the reading experience for everybody, and
especially those with reading differences.
The DAISY Consortium, a member of the W3C and the Book Industry Study
Group (BISG) is conducting evaluations of reading Apps and ereaders
in the market today. The evaluation examines the fundamental
accessibility and usability of the reading apps (all platforms) or
devices; many people we are looking for will be using Assistive
Technology, like a screen reader to perform the tests. However, we
are also looking for anybody with a reading difference or
universities and schools that are interested in helping to develop
the best reading experience possible.
We have set up a landing page that explains exactly what we are
doing, and it provides an opportunity to get involved.
Please forward to those you feel may be interested.
Please excuse us if you get this more than once.
George Kerscher Ph.D.
-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.
Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium
Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech
President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)
Member of the National Museum and Library Services Board (IMLS)
Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a division
of the W3C
Phone: +1 406/549-4687
Email: <mailto:kerscher at montana.com>kerscher at montana.com
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