Creating EPUB Documents using Free and Inexpensive Tools Such as Open Office
Proposal No: 274
Bios & Handouts
- Accessible documents must begin with content that is well-structured
- Just as there has been a Word-to-DAISY add-in to create DAISY from Word, now EPUB documents can be authored using Open Writer and its EPUB extension.
- The EPUB 3 standard will include significantly more DAISY-like features
Norman Coombs, Ph.D. is the CEO of EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) as well as professor emeritus from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He pioneered RIT`s distance learning program and was chosen as New York State CASE, `Teacher of the Year` award in 1990. in 2000, he was the recipient of the Francis Joseph Campbell Award of the American Library Association for work in helping libraries to meet the needs of customers with disabilities. He is the author of 3 books: Black Experience in America (1972) Information Access and Adaptive Technology (1997) Making Online Teaching Accessible (2011).