Project: DAISY (DTBook XML format) Conversion
Industry: Government Body
The client, Dedicon, is an agency of the Government of Netherlands. For years, the body has been working to make literature and reading material accessible to the visually impaired or those with reading disabilities. It has working to this end by producing hybrid books which provide one a choice between reading and listening and dyslexia software. Dedicon's yearly output is massive. On an average, it distributes about 90,000 publications in Braille and a further 8,500 titles in large print for those with reading disabilities or visual impairment. Dedicon also produces more than three hundred spoken magazines and newspapers. They are recorded in the agency's in house facilities in Grave, Amsterdam and Rijswijk.
The client urgently needed to expedite the production of hybrid books and dyslexia software. The dyslexia software project, "Speks", which Dedicon had been working on, was estimated to take another three years to complete. Initially, when Dedicon approached SunTec, they decided to have a business association with us for three years. During the time, they intended to form an idea of our turnaround time and the aptitude of handling proprietary formats. However, once begun, our partnership gradually cemented to the pointed that it continued till the very end of the "Speks" project.
We assembled a highly skilled team knowledgeable in the state-of-the-art digital content conversion technology. We also took care to ensure that they could customize the technology as required and keep costs low. Furthermore, we put our solution through a volume test in order to determine that the team can always deliver on time. We, thus, ensured 100 per cent on time delivery. We unfailingly met the goal of converting 7700 pages every month into the three formats of KES, Processed PDF and Sprint.