Susanne Axner, Head of Research and Development, The Swedish Agency for Accessible Media
Multiple services through DAISY on-line
The Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM) has seen years of successful take up of users of the on-line library service Legimus - forecasted to surpass a million digital loans 2016. The most popular distribution channel for talking books in Sweden, is now the iOS and Android app Legimus. MTM is continuously extending the services. Since 2013 delivering talking newspapers, and from 2016 books and community information via the DAISY on-line protocol.
However, it’s an enormous challenge to serve the less IT-savvy audience, often elderly and blind users via on-line. It requires not only new, improved technologies, but also communication strategies and marketing, organizational and policy changes, and, in the long run, perhaps even new legislation.