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NIMAS Fileset Validators Comparison

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The validators comparison shows what each of three NIMAS fileset validators check for in XML, OPF, and image files comprising a valid fileset according to the NIMAS v1.1 technical specification: the Bookshare NIMAS Validator, the DAISY Pipeline DTBook Validator, and the NIMAC Validation Wizard. Compare all three in table, text, or graphic format.

National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)

A technical standard used to produce XML-based source files for print-based educational materials.

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XML (EXtensible Markup Language)

Universal format for structured documents and data. Set of rules, guidelines, and conventions for designing text formats for data.

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Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY)

Technical standard for producing accessible and navigable multimedia documents.

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DTBook

XML element set defining markup for textual content of a Digital Talking Book.

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National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC)

Central national repository established at American Printing House for the Blind to store, validate, maintain and disseminate NIMAS filesets.

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