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An introduction to some freely-available tools for creating and reading DAISY books. Part of a series of workshops jointly organised by RNZFB and ACHIEVE in 2008-2009.

An introduction to some freely-available tools for creating and reading DAISY books. Part of a series of workshops jointly organised by RNZFB and ACHIEVE in 2008-2009.

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  • 1. RNZFB Converting Word to DAISY
  • 2. Word to DAISY
    • “ Save as DAISY” plugin
    • Free and Open Source
    • Developed by Microsoft and the DAISY Consortium
    • http://www.daisy.org/projects/save-as-daisy/
    • For Word 2007 (Word XP or 2003 with add-in)
    • Supports MathML (from MathType)
  • 3. DAISY Pipeline
    • Converts output from “Save as DAISY” to multiple formats
    • Synthetic speech audio
    • Text-only DAISY
    • RTF
    • HTML
    • (Eventually large print and braille)
    • Free and Open Source
    • http://daisymfc.sourceforge.net/
  • 4. Save as DAISY
    • Next version of will generate an audio book directly from Word
    • Available for OpenOffice
    • Just released in InDesign CS4
    • Development for Mac and Linux
  • 5. Reading DAISY
    • AMIS for Windows
    • Free and Open Source
    • http://amisproject.org/
    • Olearia for Mac
    • Free and Open Source
    • http://www.cucat.org/projects/olearia/
    • DDReader
    • Free plugin for Firefox
    • http://www.caracol.com.br/ddreader