Digitization and Preservation of Digital Resources and Their Accessibility for Blind People

Digitization and Preservation of Digital Resources and Their Accessibility for Blind People

Galina T. Bogdanova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria) and Nikolay Genchev Noev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7879-6.ch008
OnDemand PDF Download:
List Price: $37.50
10% Discount:-$3.75


This chapter explores digital technologies and their use in social applications for blind people. The digitization, creation, and indexing of digital resources aimed at using these resources for the needs of visually impaired people are presented. Standards for digitization, metadata, digital media storage, and media resources are presented. Internet technologies, semantic networks, and ontologies are of particular importance and can be used for blind learners. 3D technologies and 3D models are particularly suitable tools and give new opportunities for blind people. Website standards and website accessibility standards, as well as accessibility technologies for people with disabilities, are a means and a way of socializing. Both digital resources and robots are considered inaccessible to people with visual limitations. They are widespread on a global scale, but their use is rather limited in people with disabilities and in their special education. Particular attention is paid to the interdisciplinary use of digital technologies and social robots as training tools.
Chapter Preview


The creation of new digital objects in the present time of a dynamically evolving digital society does not seem to be a difficult task. Using modern, generally available technologies, object capture is perceived as a child's play. But it misses the fact that besides color image digital object brings information about the process of its creation; about the person who digitizes the object; about file characteristics; about the reason is designed for; about the nature of the object and many other important information hidden under color image. Often an object is shot with multiple images and multimedia recordings, which themselves are multiple digital recordings of the same subject, but systematized and unified with single knowledge are transformed into a digital copy of an object with multiple digital recordings.

Digitizing and storing digital resources and knowledge, as well as accessibility and use for visually impaired people are an interesting issue.

Complete Chapter List

Search this Book: