[Athen] Fwd: Details concerning the Microsoft Save as DAISY XML

Dick Banks dick.banks at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 05:23:15 PST 2007

Straight from the horses mouth.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: George Kerscher <kerscher at montana.com>
Date: Nov 14, 2007 6:49 AM
Subject: Details concerning the Microsoft Save as DAISY XML
To: EASI at listserv.icors.org

Dear All,

Sorry for the cross posting.

Here is authoritative information concerning the announcement:

On November 13, 2007, Microsoft Corp. and the Digital Accessible
Information SYstem (DAISY) Consortium announced a joint standards-based
development project that will make it possible for computer users who are
or print disabled to make better use of assistive technology in their daily
lives. A reference model for other Open XML solution providers, this open
technical collaboration project on SourceForge.net will yield a free,
downloadable plug-in for Microsoft Office Word that can convert Open
documents into DAISY XML, the foundation of the globally accepted DAISY
for reading and publishing navigable multimedia content.

The Board, membership and staff of the DAISY Consortium welcome this
to collaborate with Microsoft and we look forward to the release of "Save As

DAISY XML" early next year.

Additional information is available on the DAISY Web site and from
Microsoft. Important links are:
The DAISY Planet newsletter:
DAISY News item: http://www.daisy.org/news/index.shtml#newsitem339
Microsoft Press Release:
Microsoft Press Pass Feature:
Video interview With Markus Gylling, DAISY Consortium International
Technical Development Coordinator and Reed Shaffner, Microsoft Office Team

For additional information please contact:
*George Kerscher, Secretary General, DAISY Consortium, (406) 549-4687, (406)
544-2466 (cell), kerscher at montana.com
*Lynn Leith, Head of Information Services, DAISY Consortium, (905) 304-9398,
lynn.leith at gmail.com

Dick Banks
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