[bksvol-discuss] Re: NIMAC books
- From: "liz halperin" <lizzersagain@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 19:12:29 -0800
Makes me think of videos and Tv programs being closed captioned. But it has taken major politics and many years and frequent re-politicking to make this continue. Am running across some great documentary DVDs by a group called DocuDrama and they don't caption many of theirs. Huh, for once us Deafies are ahead of us Blindies! Liz, some of each, why have to choose? Liz Halperin Portland, OR lizzersagain@xxxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Grandma Cindy Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:05 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: NIMAC books Thanks for the explanation, Jim. It's wonderful that all K-12 publishers have to make their textbooks available. Now if the publishers of non-textbook required reading books were also required to do so, ... G.Cindy --- Jim@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > NIMAS is a format: the National Instructional > Materials Accessibility > Standard. NIMAS is a flavor of the DAISY standard > that specifies a > minimum level of DAISY tags, more than you'd get if > you just scanned the > book. > > NIMAC is a place: the National Instructional > Materials Accessibility > Center. It's located at the American Printing House > for the Blind, as a > project funded directly by Congress in the 2004 > Individuals with > Disability Education Act. > > K-12 publishers are required to put all textbooks > into the NIMAS format > and deposit them in the NIMAC. We get them from the > NIMAC, convert them > into student-ready DAISY, and add them to our > collections with strings > attached that come from APH's policies. Part of > these strings come from > the terms of the law, some come because publishers > have put pressure to > limit the scope of this, and some have come because > of APH's comfort > level as the group in charge of the NIMAC. > > It's permitted to scan these same books, proofread > them, and add them to > the Bookshare.org collection without these > particular strings attached. > Of course, all of our books have some kinds of > restrictions: for > example, our Canadian users can only download books > that we have > permissions to provide internationally (or public > domain). > > Our goal is to minimize these restrictions at every > opportunity. > Textbooks are too important for print disabled > students to have to not > implement the NIMAC-developed restrictions. Many > K-12 textbooks are a > bear to scan, and it's great that the publishers > (who have the easiest > access to digital versions of their content) are > responsible for > delivering it. > > Jim Fruchterman > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > ***WISH LIST (CALLED REQUESTED ADDITIONS TO THE BOOKSHARE COLLECTION)IS AVAILABLE AT http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm A LIST OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING SCANNED IS AVAILABLE AT http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/scanning.html Jake's site for useful links: http://www.jbrownell.com/bkslinks.html ____________________________________________________________________________ ________ Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search. http://tools.search.yahoo.com/newsearch/category.php?category=shopping To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
- [bksvol-discuss] Re: NIMAC books
- From: Grandma Cindy
- [bksvol-discuss] Re: NIMAC books