DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is an international format standard developed by libraries for the blind. DAISY audiobooks have superior sound quality and functionality compared to other audio formats and DAISY titles fit on a single compact disc.
Special features include:
- Chapter, paragraph, phrase and word navigation
- Sleep modes and
- Reading speed control
DAISY titles fit on a single compact disc. These discs are meant to be played in special DAISY-compatible machines such as VictorReaders. For a list of player vendors, visit the DAISY marketplace. Because of their special formatting, DAISY discs cannot be played on standard CD players unless those players are MP3-compatible. If your CD player was manufactured in the last five years, there’s a good chance it is MP3-compatible and will also play DAISY audiobooks, although many of the special navigation features will not be available. At present, the Haldimand County Public Library owns one VictorReader DAISY playback device. Upon request, this unit can be made available at any branch for in-library use.
DAISY titles can also be listened to on your computer, using DAISY playback software.
DAISY Audiobook Collection at your library
The library maintains an on-site collection of over 2,000 DAISY audiobook titles. Genres include thrillers, detective and mysteries, westerns, science fiction, romance, historical fiction, biographies, true crime, travel, history and so much more.
For a complete listing of titles, search the library catalogue for Daisy audiobooks.
Borrowing Period: 4 weeks
Renewals: 1 renewal per title