Digital Talking Book Standard ApprovedBy AT Journal, Vol. 49, No. 1
Publication Date: May 2002
Article discussing the American National Standards Institute’s approval of a uniform standard for Digital Talking Book (DTB) technology. A DTB is a collection of electronic files arranged to present information by way of alternative media, such as synthetic speech, refreshable Braille, or a visual display. The DTB standard is important because it encourages a powerful, flexible reading system that easily adapts to different types of documents and different user needs. DTBs in compliance with the new standard offer a wide range of features, such as: (1) rapid, flexible navigation, (2) bookmarking and highlighting, (3) keyword searching, (4) spelling of words on demand, and (5) user control over the presentation of selected items.
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