To advance worldwide open, non-proprietary standards for multimedia that are fully accessible to persons with disabilities, the DAISY Consortium, INRIA, CWI, and NRCD are developing a multimedia authoring software toolkit that includes an object oriented abstract data model, an Application Programming Interface (API), a code library, and at least one sample application.

The project is expected to span two to three years, with the first delivered sample application within the first year. The work product will be open source, royalty free, and available under licensing terms that will encourage commercial and non-commercial companies to build on the API and code library.

The Urakawa Project

a toolkit for accessible multimedia