[Athen] Fwd: Public EASI Webinar on the Word-to-DAISY Add-in

Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 08:54:10 PDT 2008

The Webinar listed below is open to the public and the DAISY format is
becoming increasingly important.

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Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 08:33:38 -0700

>Public Webinar on the Word-to-DAISY Add-in

>Thursday August 7 at 2 PM Eastern (New York) time

>Presenter: George Kerscher from the DAISY Consortium

>Note: this is the second Webinar on open source software related to DAISY

>books. First in July was a presentation on the open source DAISY software

>reader, AMIS. You can get its archive with a link near the top of the

>Webinar page:



>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 was created through an open source

>project with Microsoft, Sonata Software Ltd. and the Digital Accessible

>Information SYstem (DAISY) Consortium and can be downloaded by Microsoft

>Office Word users for free at



>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 register for this Webinar at:



>Norm Coombs

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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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