Your DAISY Stories
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"The idea that a visually challenged person could read [DAISY] books as a sighted person reads print really fascinated me."
"I didn't hesitate when I heard about the Swedish DAISY initiative - SBS would be a part of it."
Birkir Gunnarsson - Part 1
"Most importantly, never be afraid to fail."
Birkir Gunnarsson - Part 2
"Knowledge is power."
"Our mission parallels DAISY's: to provide people with disabilities equal access to information and knowledge"
"Passion for technology, passion for accessibility"
Chris Downey - Part 1
"Making more of the positive overwhelms the negative."
Chris Downey - Part 2
"There is so much more room for a more equitable and just society."
"From the brewing industry to international advocate"
"Don't be afraid to dream big"
Christine Ha: Two Years Later
"TV show host, best selling author, award winner and advocate"
"Long live the Geeks!"
David Goldfield: The assistive technology landscape keeps changing
"I enjoy reading books and assisting others to do the same."
"DAISY for Research in developing countries"
Dominique Burger - Part 1
"I could combine a professional interest with my own desire to do something useful."
Dominique Burger - Part 2
"The work done by DAISY has structured much of my work, particularly in promoting universal access to reading"
Donna Hill - Part 1
"An abiding certainty that I would overcome all obstacles was not something I experienced."
Donna Hill - Part 2
"Technology had blown the lid off of what was possible without sight."
Dr. Nina Ghiselli
"Rediscovering the Bookworm"
"DAISY is an association of the world: both the industrialized and developing world."
Favourite Stories 2007-2010
"Special: My 3 Favourite DAISY Stories 2007-2010"
"With DAISY I feel myself as a sighted reader, easily navigating among the various provisions of legislations"
"Witnessed the revolutionary power of navigable DAISY books."
"I had no clue that this phone call would change the course of my career and of the company I had founded."
"Greg spent a month in Central Asia focusing on the needs of people with disabilities in developing nations."
"DAISY for Adult Readers with Dyslexia"
"DAISY For everyone by sharing knowledge"
Hoby Wedler - Part 1
"I have a strong desire to know 'how' and 'why'"
Hoby Wedler - Part 2
"Learning Ally materials changed my life completely"
Jim Fruchterman - Part 1
"Rockets, Calera and Arkenstone"
Jim Fruchterman - Part 2
"Benetech and Bookshare"
"DAISY enhances the reading experience"
"A man with a wonderful sense of humor"
"My goal is to make mainstream math and graphics accessible"
John J. Boyer
"this has meant dedicating the use of my abilities to benefit others"
"Don't lose faith in yourself. Everything is possible."
"I revel in the increased freedom of digital books and their smaller, more savvy devices"
Kenny Johar - Part 1
"Success outside depends upon success inside."
Kenny Johar - Part 2
"DAISY is the future of information access worldwide."
"Behind all the positive developments there lies a deep problem: the graphics explosion"
Koen Krikhaar - Part 1
"My commitment to accessible information and to better services for people with print disabilities turns out to be a lifelong one."
Koen Krikhaar - Part 2
"It dawned on me that the UNCRPD was the missing link needed to bring the work of special libraries into an inclusive society with barrier free access to books and information."
Lars Ballieu Christensen
"I'm working toward an accessible and inclusive information society"
Lars Sönnebo (Part 1)
"Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do"
Lars Sönnebo (Part 2) - Three DAISY Musketeers
" Was DAISY really the right way to go?"
Leslie Patterson Finds Successful Strategies to Teach Students with Dyslexia
"Discover assistive technology to hear content read aloud."
"When the web emerged, there was no question in my mind that this was about to usher in a fundamental shift in how we engaged with the world."
"Working at TDTB has indeed made my life meaningful"
"What you don't share gets lost."
"More than half my life has revolved around making information accessible."
"An old problem suddenly changed into a challenging opportunity for a kid using DAISY"
Maribel Steel: New Focus on Accessible Publishing
"eBooks in accessible formats is the next frontier to publishing."
"The VR Stream and DAISY navigation changed everything for me"
"From dotcom to DAISY"
Mary Jane Barnett
"Long before the development of DAISY, I was a reader"
"I want it all, I want it now"
Maryanne Diamond - Part 1
"Access to information has been a major challenge for me in every aspect of my life"
Maryanne Diamond - Part 2
"I was not afraid to take opportunities which came my way."
"Every child should have the same access to those transcendent moments that books brought me."
"Many things still have to be done."
Michael Hingson (Part 1)
"A life changed forever"
Michael Hingson (Part 2)
"One sensory modality isn't enough for any of us"
Nancy and Peter Torpey
"Life isn't all about work"
"Success made possible through the DAISY library of NAB"
"My whole life had been leading up to this role"
"We were not aware of the opportunities that would arrive with DAISY"
Niels Thogersen (Part 2)
"Collaboration had not really been a part of the picture - until DAISY"
"Working toward a society that is truly for all"
"Advocate for the rights of blind and low vision persons"
Prashant and Veena Verma - Part 1
"Sometimes life has a strange way of bringing two people together"
Prashant and Veena Verma - Part 2
"Prashant and Veena Verma are role models for everyone regardless of ability or disability"
Richard Orme: My Journey to Improve Access and Technologies
"I joined DAISY at an interesting time."
"This meeting opened my eyes to accessibility matters and the awesome power of technology to improve access to information."
"We can transport those books across borders and give life to people particularly in developing countries - I want that to happen."
"A dream of ... a library where all the books are available in an accessible format"
"Moto Kaneko shares how Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd. began its ongoing commitment to DAISY"
Stephen King - Part 1
"Anything is possible for someone who is blind: that stuck with me ever since"
Stephen King - Part 2
" I knew we could change the world"
"Now the DAISY train is rolling through the whole world and it also stops at many places in Germany to let people get on board."
Tom Dinning (Part 1)
"DAISY has so much to offer that I wonder why we would do it any other way."
Tom Dinning (Part 2)
"It's quite exciting to see a young student who was previously feeling out of the picture now being in control."
"Seeing The World My Way"
Tribute to Nesbit
"A Special Story"
"Improving technologies that benefit humanity"
"DAISY showed me the exact thing that I want and need to ease the way for education for visually impaired students."
"I immediately understood that DAISY is the replacement for audio tapes/CDs that my aunt used, that it was the standard for digital talking books."