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4 th International Congress of Avapes on Rehabilitation and Inclusion. Access to Information for Knowledge a DAISY=EPUB perspective. Hiroshi Kawamura President, DAISY Consortium http://www.daisy.org [email protected] World Report on Disability 2011.
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on Rehabilitation and Inclusion
President, DAISY Consortium
WHO/World Bank, World Report on Disability, 2011. p214 (http://www.who.int/disabilities/world_report/2011/report/en/ )
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Meeting at Rawai Community
Ookawa Elementary School was hit by Tsunami on 11 March 2011. Only 34 students out of 108, and 3 teachers out of 13 survived.
Preparedness determines the reaction when the alarming is received
Rescues may not come at the critical moment, for the first half an hour.
Self-help in combination with community support is the key factor for survival.
sharing knowledge = changing mindset, not just knowledge
The DAISY Consortium has been collaborating with disability community in Urakawa to develop use cases for accessible multimedia with special consideration on Tsunami disasters. The new technology developed based on Urakawa model has been launched as EPUB3, accessible e-book standard.
Conference at NRCD
Japan DAISY Consortium has been providing life-saving information in DAISY format bundled with with Easy Reader Express supported by donations from DAISY Community around the world
DAISY multimedia resource manual on HIV/AIDS in 4 South African Languages is available by free downloading at: http://www.normanet.ne.jp/~atdo/english.html#download
South African National Council for the Blind
South African Library for the Blind
Blind South Africa (Braille Services)
Tape Aids for the Blind
Pioneer Printers (Braille Production)
Arthur Blaxall School for the Blind
DeafBlind South Africa
Deaf South Africa
Disabled People South Africa
Quadriplegic and Paraplegic Association of South Africa
National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities
Association for Persons with Cerebral Palsy
Down Syndrome Association of South Africa
Autism South Africa
Dyslexia South Africa
South African Federation for Mental Health
Contact: Shakila Maharaj, DFA SA Coordinator