Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Our Plan...

We have discussed and sketched a small diagram about what we're going to do. In this diagram It clearly shows the step by step process how the app works.


1. Downloading the "Daisy Books" from the cloud.
2. If the books are zipped it automatically unzipped in the kernel.
3. The kernel converts the file into a readable format and automatically app starts to play the book.
4. There are defined touch screen swiping commands for control the book.
                                                      eg: Pause, Stop, Play, Fast forward etc

Analog Daisy book players

There are plenty of analog daisy book players available in the market for blind people. Even though we are gonna design daisy digital book reader for android phones, it's essential we study the things that are using daisy audio books.Hopefully this videos can be helpful.


DAISY Digital Talking Book

DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is a technical standard for digital audio books, periodicals and computerized text. DAISY is designed to be a complete audio substitute for print material and is specifically designed for use by people with "print disabilities," including blindness, impaired vision, and dyslexia. Based on MP3 and XML, the format has advanced features in addition to those of a traditional audio book. Users can search, place bookmarks, precisely navigate line by line, and regulate the speaking speed without distortion. DAISY also provides aurally accessible tables, references and additional information.As a result, DAISY allows visually impaired listeners to navigate something as complex as an encyclopedia or textbook, otherwise impossible using conventional audio recordings.

DAISY multimedia can be a book, magazine, newspaper, journal, computerized text or a synchronized presentation of text and audio. It provides up to six embedded "navigation levels" for content, including embedded objects such as images, graphics, and MathML. In the DAISY standard, navigation is enabled within a sequential and hierarchical structure consisting of (marked-up) text synchronized with audio.DAISY 2 was based on XHTML and SMIL. DAISY 3 is a newer technology, also based on XML, and is standardized as ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2005

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How we started

Ushan, Chamika, Sameera and myself are batch mates of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. We are currently following BSc Special Honors in Information Technology degree. For our 4th year, we have a subject for project development named Comprehensive Design/ Analysis Project which continues on to the next semester as well.It's a one year research project. 

We formed a group and selected research area and after we found research title. We created a Facebook group for the project on 20th December 2013, to make it easier for us to arrange group discussions.

On 9th Jan 2014 we have to submit project charter. Our Supervisor Mr.Anuradha Jayakodi  

Team Members


IT 11 0573 52


IT 11 0553 72


G.Chamika Peiris
IT 11 0106 54


I.M.B.S.C Illangasinghe
IT 11 1552 94