What she said:
[INDENT]Here at Bookshare, we have a number of versions of the Bible, the Talmud
and the Koran, but no Book of Mormon.
What we're trying do to is create a version of the Book of Mormon for people with print disabilities in DAISY (a digital talking book format that is read aloud by the computer using native TTS) and BRF (Braille Ready Format for people using braille readers). We're happy to give an accessible version back to the Church.
Our members have requested that we pursue a book conversion since they can't find an accessible version themselves. If I can't acquire digital files we will work from a printed version, but that process takes longer and can lead to a lower quality result since we rely on OCR and a volunteer to make any corrections.
More info about Bookshare and the Chafee amendment to copyright law that we function under can be found at http://www.bookshare.org/_/aboutUs/howBookshareWorks.[/INDENT]
She tried contacting the church "IP department" but was unable to obtain any response. Does anybody here have any suggestions regarding:
- Whether the Church would encourage such a media conversion,
- Who to contact to discuss arrangements/authorization for doing so.
I hope this could be beneficial to many members with visual impairments. Thank you for any assistance.