The Taha Hussein Library provides its patrons with training courses on the use of applications and devices for opening and reading books in the DAISY system.
Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) is “standard for producing accessible and navigable multimedia documents”. The DAISY Digital Talking Book (DTB) is a digital audible book format that provides an accessible representation of the printed book with full navigation options. DAISY is for anyone who needs accessible information and enjoys reading, for people who have a print disability such as visual impairment and dyslexia.
The DAISY standard facilitates the print-disabled person to navigate through the book; they can search by word, sentence, page number or chapter title. They can even bookmark certain words or sentences for easy retrieval.
DTB is a much more flexible and accessible format than an audiobook. The user cannot navigate through an audiobook to go to a certain page nor section. Audiobooks do not support the bookmark option. DTB is also more accessible than an e-book because it has additional navigation options that can be accessed by screen readers, and provides full description for images. Furthermore, DTBs are compatible with programs that convert to Braille.