Thoriam provides a similar access to books than Apple does with iBooks. This new session of Digital Publishing Summit 2020 offered an insider’s look at Thorium Reader, the reading app you should use on Windows 10, MacOS and Linux. This free application is in constant development and aims at becoming a reference for accessing EPUB 3, audiobooks and visual narratives (DiViNa). The presentation was introduced by Laurent Le Meur (EDRLab) and presented by Daniel Weck and Richard Orme.
The Digital Publishing Summit is an event organized by EDRLab since 2016 and in this year of the Covid-19 merged with Readmagine in a first on-line edition.
Daniel Weck is a software engineer who works with the DAISY Consortium, a global not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to ensure that persons with print disabilities (e.g. people who are blind, visually-impaired, dyslexic) have equal access to information and knowledge, without delay or additional expense.
For the past decade, Daniel has developed open-source software in the fields of multimedia and electronic publishing (“e-books”), including validation utilities, authoring tools and reading systems.
Richard Orme is Chief Executive Officer at DAISY Consortium, a global partnership of organizations committed to create the best way to read and publish, for everybody.
Orme is a board member of The Right to Read Alliance is a partnership of organisations working to improve access to information for people with print disabilities in the UK. By joining together aims to present a unified voice to engage with government, publishers and technology companies.