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Sections 10 to 12

Section 10: Accessibility and Compatibility of Formats (pdf, 1.06 Mb)

  1. Background to Section 10
  2. Accessibility of printed, audio and computer formats
  3. Printed Formats
    1. Printed text formats
    2. Tactile formats (Braille and Moon)
    3. Printed Symbol Formats
  4. Audio formats
    1. Cassette Tape
    2. Audio CD
    3. Daisy Digital Talking Books
    4. Digital audio files (MP3)
  5. Digital text / multimedia formats
    1. Plain text and RTF
    2. HTML
    3. Microsoft Word (.DOC)
    4. Adobe PDF
    5. Microsoft Reader / Palm / MobiPocket Reader (.LIT)
    6. Clicker 4/5
    7. DAISY and NISO Z39.86
    8. Kurzweil (KES)
    9. Textease (TE)

Section 11: Indicative Costings (pdf, 2.4 Mb)

  1. Background to Section 11
  2. Braille and Large Print transcription services
    1. RNIB Transcription Centres
    2. H.M. Prisons
    3. Kirklees Metropolitan Council Cultural and Leisure Services (formerly VIPER)
    4. Staff costs of one VI Transcription Service
  3. Printed Symbolised resources
  4. Audio formats
  5. Indicative scanning and editing costs
  6. Case example: digital examination question papers

Section 12: Copyright Law (pdf, 0.27 Mb)

  1. Disability Equality Duty and Copyright legislation
    1. General duty
    2. Specific duty
  2. Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons) Act 2002
    1. Copyright Licensing Agency Photocopy Licence
    2. The 2002 Copyright Act in practice
    3. Copyright Licensing Agency ‘VIP’ licence
  3. What might be done to address restrictions
    1. Raise awareness of existing copyright exemption
    2. Extend copyright exemption
    3. Produce accessible resources more efficiently
    4. Negotiate licences with publishers through CLA