Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey being conducted by EDItEUR. The Enabling Technologies Framework is a three year project funded by WIPO and endorsed by the Stakeholders Platform of WIPO which started in June 2010. This is a joint project involving both EDItEUR and the DAISY Consortium (www.daisy.org).
Our goal is to evolve mainstream publishing processes so that they are capable of delivering digital publications that are fully accessible to people with reading disabilities. If engineered properly, publishing processes should be able to yield digital products that can be used effectively by every member of society. The fundamental usability of digital publications should equally meet the needs of both mainstream users and persons with disabilities; our target it to allow the same product to be used by everybody.
The focus of work is to develop best practice guidelines for publishers to follow in their production process and where appropriate to integrate existing standards (including ONIX, ePub and DAISY) into mainstream publishing in ways that enhance these best practices. The outputs will be designed to be used by publishers in all parts of the world.
Your feedback is very important to us and will help us to establish the status quo in the global publishing community. It should take only 10 minutes of your time and the overal findings of the survey will be made available at the Frankfurt Bookfair 2010. If you have any questions about the survey please contact Sarah Hilderley at sarah@editeur.org. Please note that individual responses will be treated as confidential and we will only publish aggregated responses – no individual responses will be published, and no quotes will be ascribed. Thank-you

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