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Section 508 Solutions: Digital Talking Books

Three low vision students viewing a demo of our gh PLAYERâ„¢ for DTBs.Around the globe, the advent of Digital Talking Books (DTB) is revolutionizing the way people with disabilities access information sources such as large volume documents, training manuals, and publications. Government agencies can now comply with Section 508 by supplementing or transitioning their existing traditional media formats, such as Braille and audio cassettes, to this robust solution that enables users to improve reading productivity and save time finding information.

With DTBs, users can listen to the book as a Text-to-Speech engine reads it aloud with a human-like voice and navigate by individual sections, chapters, pages, paragraphs and sentences. Not to mention, users can add notes to any page with a note taking and bookmark feature.

Screenshot of the gh PLAYER 2.1 reading a DAISY digital talking book.gh is one of the leading technology authorities on Digital Talking Books and is also at the forefront of developing the next set of features to further enhance the functionally and impact. gh produces Digital Talking Books according to the ANSI/NISO and DAISY 3.0 specification using a flexible and unique XML-based Media Conversion Process (MCP) that takes a variety of inaccessible print or electronic text formats and produces the desired accessible media with greater speed, accuracy, and efficiency. That means government agencies can now deliver timely accessible electronic documents to employees, businesses and customers.

Learn more about our Digital Talking Books and all the great features that are Section 508 compliant.