Once again, ReadHowYouWant is proud to offer you the guide to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in multiple accessible formats! Our award-winning technology converts standard books into five different EasyRead© print formats as well as baille, DAISY, and e-books so that visually impaired and reading disabled persons can read all kinds of books. We use the same technology to create accessible editions of the official ALA guide.
Stop by booth 1718 to pick up a Format Selection Guide which describes the different formats of books that are available from ReadHowYouWant, and to speak with a staff member.
And don't forget to visit our web site at http://www.readhowyouwant.com.
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Before you download your ALA Midwinter Meeting Guide, click here for a chart of your formatting options. The download links to the Midwinter Meeting Guide are below.
EasyRead© Print Formats
Our EasyRead© format has been designed to make reading easier for all kinds of readers. EasyRead© books have been optimized to improve both word recognition and ease of eye tracking by adjusting word and line spacing. Line spacing has been increased to stop the eye moving to adjacent lines, but is still close enough for the line above and below to be used as an eye tracking guide. Hyphenation has been minimized.
EasyRead© Super Large Formats
Our EasyRead© Super Large Formats have been designed to make reading easier for people with a broad range of vision issues. The EasyRead© SuperLarge books are available in:
ReadHowYouWant's braille store offers Grade 2 (contracted) braille files. We have developed a house style that supports automated transcription while maintaining accuracy. Our files meet the BANA standard. These files may be read with a refreshable (electronic) braille display or printed on an embosser to make traditional braille books.
Our braille is transcribed using the Carnegie Mellon Dictionary, and only the words found in the dictionary are contracted. Therefore, it is easily understood by anyone with a reading knowledge of braille. We do not split words at line ends because this makes reading more difficult, particularly for newer braille readers.
We offer a large number of current in-copyright as well as Classics titles in braille. Visit our braille site for details at http://www.readhowyouwant.com/braille/
DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is a synchronized text and audio book format. DAISY books play on DAISY players, which are either standalone units or computer applications. DAISY is ideal for vision-impaired and blind readers, dyslexic readers, and for readers who are unable to hold a conventional book or turn pages. ReadHowYouWant is a member of the DAISY Consortium and has developed a method of automatically converting books into DAISY format. We are the first company to publish DAISY books commercially. See our DAISY site at http://www.readhowyouwant.com/daisy/ for free samples.
DAISY empowers a reader to:
- Listen to the text as it is read aloud.
- Read the text in very large fonts.
- Read the text while listening to the audio.
- Read and listen to the text without using one's hands.
- Bookmark passages.