Launch of a digital library adapted for the visually impaired

Three associations working with blind and visually impaired people have just launched the Bibliothèque Numérique Francophone Accessible (Accessible Francophone Digital Library).

This library contains more than 12,000 titles, covering a wide range of current publications: novels, textbooks, documentaries, biographies, essays, books for children and young people, etc. all of which are available in a digital format. Its originality lies in the fact that it uses systems that are tailored to the needs of disabled people: braille devices or those equipped with speech synthesis, information systems allowing text to be displayed in large characters, in accordance with DAISY consortium standards. The BNFA is based on the Hélène 3.0 platform developed by the Braillenet association, with the support of the UPMC, Inria and INSERM (the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research).

Visit the BNFA, which is also available in Switzerland

the BrailleNet Association , the Groupement des Intellectuels Aveugles ou Amblyopes (Blind or Amblyopic Intellectuals Group) (GIAA) and theAssociation pour le Bien des Aveugles et malvoyants (Association for the Welfare of the Blind and Visually Impaired) (ABA)

Source: the Vagabondages blog

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