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Converting to DAISY - ACHIEVE workshop

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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.

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Converting to DAISY - ACHIEVE workshop

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

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