DAISY books are a more accessible audio format for listeners than our traditional MP3 audio. Better accessibility comes in two forms: enhanced navigation control and readable text with the audio.
DAISY audio files structure audio tracks in an outline format, or according to a hierarchy of "levels". Devices that read DAISY files allow the user to change the level of navigation and move between parts of the book on that level only. Users can also choose to navigate by sentence, paragraph, and page. This can make navigating many books much simpler.
|DAISY audio is great especially for large textbooks, but also for novels and more.|
With DAISY audio books and the proper software or device, you also have the option of seeing the text as it is read aloud. Readers can leave bookmarks at certain spots in the book, and most devices will remember where you were last reading when you open your book.
DAISY books can be produced by USIMAC as audio only, text and audio, or text only.
**DAISY audio files require specific devices or software to play. Check your device for compatibility with DAISY audio.
Check out www.daisy.org for more information.
Math books in audio (MP3 and DAISY) present a significant challenge in order to be produced. Software technologies are in development that will allow better and easier production of audio math in the future (MathML).
**For in house projects only we don't currently have the capability to produce the following books in DAISY audio: Math, Maps, Atlas, Typing or Keyboarding type books (we'll e-mail you if this occurs)