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Paper 188elpub2005:
“Braillekrant” and “DiGiKrant”: a Daily Newspaper for Visually Impaired Readers

id 188elpub2005
authors Bert Paepen, Jan Engelen
year 2005
title “Braillekrant” and “DiGiKrant”: a Daily Newspaper for Visually Impaired Readers
source ELPUB2005. From Author to Reader: Challenges for the Digital Content Chain: Proceedings of the 9th ICCC International Conference on ElectronicPublishing held at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Leuven-Heverlee(Belgium), 8-10 June 2005 / Edited by: Milena Dobreva & Jan Engelen, ed. byPeeters Publishing Leuven, ISBN 90-429-1645-1, 2005
summary At present Belgium is one of the rare countries that have a daily newspaper accessible to visually impaired readers. Both an electronic version (DiGiKrant) and a Braille paper version (BrailleKrant) are published on a day-to-day basis. This paper shows what challenges exist for visually impaired readers to read a paper and how these challenges can be overcome. It further explains how the accessible newspapers are being created. In the publication process the XML standard is extensively used, not only as an exchange format between content providers and the publishers, but also as a format enabling a usable access to the electronic newspaper by the visually impaired reader. The paper shows which information formats are used and how the process of conversion between them works.
series ELPUB:2005
type full paper
email bert.paepen@soc.kuleuven.be
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-188elpub2005
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