[Athen] ***Two EASI Webinars Coming Soon

Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 14:17:04 PDT 2008

EASI has 2 Webinars in the next 3 weeks that are both interesting
and important

1. Webinar: AMIS a Free Software DAISY Pllayer
Wed. July 23 at 2 PM EASTERN
Presenter: Norm Coombs

The DAISY format will increasingly become the format for e-books in the
near future because of its greatly enhanced document navigation. However,
the DAISY documents require a special player to access them. There are a
number of commercial hardware and software DAISY players. AMIS, (Adaptive
Multimedia Information System), is a free open source software DAISY player
which can be downloaded from (http://amis.sourceforge.net/)
This Webinar will provide a very brief introduction to AMIS and will
discuss installing it and describe its settings and functions.

2 Webinar on the Word-to-DAISY Add-in
3 Thursday August 7 at 2 PM Eastern
Presenter: George Kerscher from the DAISY Consortium

The new "Save as DAISY XML" add-in, designed for Microsoft Office Word
2007, Word 2003 and Word XP, will allow users to save Open XML-based text
files into DAISY XML navigable books. It can be download by Office Word
users for free at http://www.openxmlcommunity.org/daisy.

This XML output can then be processed through the DAISY Pipeline, a free
downloadable transformation suite that supports the seamless conversion of
DAISY XML into DAISY Digital Talking Book (DTB) format. Together these
technologies provide a comprehensive solution for converting text documents
into accessible formats for people with print disabilities. Users can
download the DAISY Pipeline from the DAISY Project page at

** you can read more about these 2 Webinars and register at:

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Norman Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
CEO EASI Equal Access to Software and Information
phone (949) 855-4852 (NOTE pacific time zone)

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