odt2daisy:Generating DAISY Books fromLibreOffice / OpenOffice.org             Christophe Strobbe             K.U.Leuven, B...
odt2daisy ObjectivesProduce DAISY from LibreOffice / OpenOffice.org Writer  ●      In most European languages  ●      In a...
odt2daisy Components●    odt2daisy extension, which uses    ●        OpenOffice.org UNO API    ●        Java, XSLT & XPath...
odt2daisy: Latest Version(s)●    V 2.1 released April 2010; v 2.1.2    November 2011    ●        http://sourceforge.net/pr...
Support for ODT Features●    Heading, List, Table, Images, Captions,    Notes, Foot/Rear notes, Math, TOC,    Section, Fra...
The odt2daisy Wish List●    More accessible user interface●    Move all content checks before “Save...”●    Option to pres...
odt2daisy Demonstration   AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
odt2braille:Generating Braille fromLibreOffice / OpenOffice.org             Christophe StrobbeAEGIS Final Workshop, Brusse...
Motivation & Problem Area●    Braille    ●        faces competition from TTS and digital        talking books    ●        ...
Braille Production Methods●    Tiger Software Suite (TSS), Braille Maker,    WinBraille: embossing from MS Word and other ...
odt2braille ObjectivesEnable end-users to produce Braille●    In a free, open-source and cross-    platform office suite  ...
odt2braille Objectives●    ODF as source format for both DAISY &    Braille    ●        Useful for Braille & DAISY product...
How?●    Build LibreOffice / OpenOffice.org    extension●    Reuse existing tools:    ●        liblouisxml: open-source li...
Current StatusVersion 0.1.1 released 8 November 2011:  ●      OpenDocument Text (ODT) can be embossed      on embossers fr...
The odt2braille Wish List●    Volunteers to test embosser support !●    More accurate Braille translations (liblouis)●    ...
Screenshot: Settings - General   AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
Screenshot: Emboss   AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
Screenshot: Preview Window   AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
AccessODF:Accessibility Evaluation andRepair for LibreOffice /OpenOffice.org Writer             Christophe Strobbe        ...
AccessODF Objectives●    Quality of DAISY & Braille output    depends on accessibility of source    ●        → Users asked...
AccessODF Status●    First version released 8 November 2011●    Identifies 30+ errors and warnings:    ●        image / fo...
AccessODF Status●    DAISY-specific checks    ●        Image format not supported by DAISY        (only PNG and JPG)    ● ...
Support for Accessibility Repair●    Not just errors and    warnings:●    “Repair” button: active    when (semi-)automatic...
AccessODF Demonstration   AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
Where to Go...●    odt2daisy:    http://odt2daisy.sf.net/●    odt2braille:    http://odt2braille.sf.net/●    AccessODF:   ...
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Project title: Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards
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  1. 1. odt2daisy:Generating DAISY Books fromLibreOffice / OpenOffice.org Christophe Strobbe K.U.Leuven, Belgium christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.beAEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  2. 2. odt2daisy ObjectivesProduce DAISY from LibreOffice / OpenOffice.org Writer ● In most European languages ● In a free and open-source office suite ● Support: – DAISY 3 (with or without audio) – DAISY 2.02 (for older players) – Multilingual content – Mathematical Markup Language AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  3. 3. odt2daisy Components● odt2daisy extension, which uses ● OpenOffice.org UNO API ● Java, XSLT & XPath ● DAISY Pipeline Lite (for Full DAISY) ● Operating system’s text-to-speech engine(s)● Templates with custom styles for DAISY production AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  4. 4. odt2daisy: Latest Version(s)● V 2.1 released April 2010; v 2.1.2 November 2011 ● http://sourceforge.net/projects/odt2daisy/ ● Available for Windows, Mac, Linux (no 64-bit operating systems) ● Localised in English, French, Dutch, Spanish and Hungarian ● LGPL 3 or later ● Being used in DAISY Pipeline AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  5. 5. Support for ODT Features● Heading, List, Table, Images, Captions, Notes, Foot/Rear notes, Math, TOC, Section, Frame, Bookmark, Metadata, ...● Page numbering (1,i,I,a,A; advanced)● Front / body / rear matter● New in 2.1.2: long description for images, table captions, non-Western languages, ... AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  6. 6. The odt2daisy Wish List● More accessible user interface● Move all content checks before “Save...”● Option to preserve empty paragraphs to create pauses● Improve support for tables, page numbering, non-Western languages, …● Share more code with odt2braille● Later: support for DAISY 4 AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  7. 7. odt2daisy Demonstration AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  8. 8. odt2braille:Generating Braille fromLibreOffice / OpenOffice.org Christophe StrobbeAEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  9. 9. Motivation & Problem Area● Braille ● faces competition from TTS and digital talking books ● important for functional literacy ● only reading method for deafblind persons AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  10. 10. Braille Production Methods● Tiger Software Suite (TSS), Braille Maker, WinBraille: embossing from MS Word and other Microsoft applications● Separate programs, e.g. Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT)● RoboBraille: e-mail based Braille translation agent● AutoBraille & NorBraille: multi-volume Braille books based on DAISY● Dots: open-source Braille transcriber for GNOME (relies on liblouisxml) AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  11. 11. odt2braille ObjectivesEnable end-users to produce Braille● In a free, open-source and cross- platform office suite => LibreOffice / OpenOffice.org as Braille authoring environment● Reduce or eliminate the need for editing Braille codes after export● Emboss directly or just export AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  12. 12. odt2braille Objectives● ODF as source format for both DAISY & Braille ● Useful for Braille & DAISY production centres● High flexibility AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  13. 13. How?● Build LibreOffice / OpenOffice.org extension● Reuse existing tools: ● liblouisxml: open-source library for Braille transcription of XML docs ● liblouis: Braille translation engine ● BrailleUtils: library for embossing and converting PEF files (Portable Embosser Format) AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  14. 14. Current StatusVersion 0.1.1 released 8 November 2011: ● OpenDocument Text (ODT) can be embossed on embossers from Interpoint, Index, Braillo, CIDAT, Enabling Technologies, Mountbatten, ViewPlus ● Export to “Braille Formatted files” (.brf; .bra) ● Export to Portable Embosser Format (PEF): embosser-independent; uses XML and Unicode ● User preferences stored as metadata ● In 17 languages, including English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Greek, ... AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  15. 15. The odt2braille Wish List● Volunteers to test embosser support !● More accurate Braille translations (liblouis)● Support for more official Braille formatting guidelines (not only BANA)● Embossing on Mac OS (not just export)● Linux version: ● Debian package being prepared by Debian Accessibility Project● Ideally not just Writer but also Calc (spreadsheets) and Impress (presentations) AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  16. 16. Screenshot: Settings - General AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  17. 17. Screenshot: Emboss AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  18. 18. Screenshot: Preview Window AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  19. 19. AccessODF:Accessibility Evaluation andRepair for LibreOffice /OpenOffice.org Writer Christophe Strobbe K.U.Leuven, Belgium christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.beAEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  20. 20. AccessODF Objectives● Quality of DAISY & Braille output depends on accessibility of source ● → Users asked for accessibility checker● Help users evaluate and repair accessibility issues in Writer ● for ODT ● for ODT as source for DAISY & Braille ● for ODT as source for PDF AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  21. 21. AccessODF Status● First version released 8 November 2011● Identifies 30+ errors and warnings: ● image / formula / object without text alternative ● no default language for the document ● span of text / hyperlink without language identification ● table created with tabs / spaces ● text & background have low contrast AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  22. 22. AccessODF Status● DAISY-specific checks ● Image format not supported by DAISY (only PNG and JPG) ● More than 6 levels of headings● Braille-specific checks ● Table or image caption cannot be linked ● Material is transposed from its original location. (Lists, text boxes and images inside a table.) AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  23. 23. Support for Accessibility Repair● Not just errors and warnings:● “Repair” button: active when (semi-)automatic repair is possible, e.g. ● empty heading: automatic ● missing alt text: semi- automatic AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  24. 24. AccessODF Demonstration AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
  25. 25. Where to Go...● odt2daisy: http://odt2daisy.sf.net/● odt2braille: http://odt2braille.sf.net/● AccessODF: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ accessodf● Use the software, submit bugs,... AEGIS Final Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 28 November 2011
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