Here follows a news extract on ICADD from the "SGML Year in Review '93" (Yuri Rubinsky)
International Committee for Accessible Document Design
Last year, Texas passed legislation which specified SGML and the ICADD tagset as the favored encoding for mandatory delivery of all textbooks which have been adopted by the state education authorities. The electronic files are to be used to create Braille, large print and synthesized voice versions of the textbooks for use by the print-disabled. Eighteen other states have passed similar legislation and are expected to upgrade their legislation to match that of Texas. Exoterica has announced that it will make available an ICADD application--for free -- which will transform any file marked up according to an ICADD-enabled DTD into the recommended tagset. Berger-Levrault/AIS has announced the availability of similar support in its Balise software.