[Athen] Mac alt format tools

Ogami, Sam sogami at calstate.edu
Wed May 6 10:52:17 PDT 2009

Hello Ron,

I have been spoiled by having VMware on my computer so that if I need to create anything AT related I use Windows. All of the AT software that I have run on VMware image works. (Duxbury, OmniPage, JAWS 10, TextAloud, K3000, EasyReader).

TSS Applications:
If you want a free tts application that can also save out to aiff the SpeechSyenthExample application in xcode is a functional tool.
It is located at /Developer/Examples/Speech/Synthesis/SpeechSynthesisExample Converting aiff to mp3 can be accomplished with itunes.

Ghost Reader anthor tts application (not tested) http://www.convenienceware.com/ghostreader.php

Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh (not used an a http://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurz3000macV4.aspx

DAISY Software:
DAISY pipeline for the mac works well. http://daisymfc.sourceforge.net/
Emerson Reader is a free Epub and DAISY reader but is still being worked on: http://code.google.com/p/emerson-reader/
Olearia is another free DAISY playback software that is still in beta but works on some DAISY books: http://www.cucat.org/projects/olearia/
Victor Reader Soft for the Mac DAISY player (have not tested this application) https://custhub.rfbd.org/SearchPlaybackDevices.asp

Speech to text
MacSpeech - http://www.macspeech.com/

Apple list of AT Software

Hope this list is helpful,

Sam Ogami
Accessible Technology Expert
CSU Office of the Chancellor
(562) 951-4201 voice
(562) 951-4925 fax
sogami at calstate.edu

On 5/6/09 5:43 AM, "Ron Sewart" <ron at ahead.org> wrote:

Morning all, I am looking for tools to create and use alt format materials for the Mac OS. If you can send me your favorites or even your not so favorite but functional tools it would be greatly appreciated.

Ron Stewart

Ron Stewart MS
Technology Advisor
Association on Higher Education and Disabilities
Chair AHEAD E-Text Solutions Group

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