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Bernhard Heinser

DAISY Consortium – TIGAR Project - Access-for-All Foundation – Raising the Floor – International Association

Mr. Bernhard Heinser has studied Belles-Lettres at Zurich, Paris and Salamanca (French and Spanish literatures, literary criticism). He is also holder of a PhD thesis on one aspect of one of Marcel Proust’s works. From 1981 to 1985, he has worked as a literary criticism assistant at the University of Zurich. From 1995 to 2008, he has been the Swiss Library Head for Blind and Visually Impaired People at Zurich. Since then, he is working as a Chief Financial Officer of DAISY Consortium. He is also the cofounder of DAISY Consortium (1996), and Access for all, the Swiss Foundation for a technology fit to people with disabilities (2000), as well as the Consortium of Swiss Libraries for Blind People (1999).

In 2010 Bernhard co-founded Raising the Floor–International Association. As a project manager, he is involved in the Global Accessible Library Project, known as the TIGAR project (2010ff). September 2011 / BH