Microsoft word documents can now talk with “Save as DAISY XML” add-in and DAISY Pipeline, available for free download. Microsoft word documents can be made to talk by saving it in DAISY format using the “Save as DAISY XML” add-in. This add-in allows any Open XML-based file to be saved into the DAISY standard.
DAISY is the “talking book” standard and stands for “Digital Accessible Information SYstem“. DAISY is an open source collaboration project, developed for the visually impaired. The main objective of DAISY (Digital Accessible Information SYstem) Consortium, is to increase the availability of printed material to those with cognitive or visual disorders, preventing them from being able to read standard text.
Any Microsoft word document can be saved as a “DAISY XML file“, which by itself is not a talking document; Upon conversion to DAISY format, the word documents can be made to talk with a screen-reading program provided by “DAISY Pipeline“.
What is DAISY Pipeline?
“DAISY Pipeline” is a cross-platform, customizable and extensible framework for document- and DTB-related transformations. “DAISY Pipeline” supports the migration of digital content to various formats efficiently and economically, facilitating both production and distribution of DAISY DTBs.
The DAISY Pipeline is free and open source software available under LGPL and is currently available for Windows XP/Me/98, Mac OS X (PPC or Intel), and Linux.
The DAISY Pipeline GUI is built on Microsoft technologies using Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) APIs to render user interface elements accessible to assistive technology. DAISY Pipeline has been tested with popular screen readers like JAWS and Window-Eyes.
Free download “Save as DAISY XML” add-in and DAISY Pipeline:
“Save as DAISY XML” add-in:
Free download “Save as DAISY XML” add-in (DAISY translator word add-ins).
Free download DAISY Pipeline GUI for windows, MAC OS X, Linux and for running the DAISY Pipeline via the shell/commandline, or as an embedded service free download DAISY Pipeline Core binaries and visit the Pipeline Core Download Area or the Pipeline GUI Download Area for more options.
How to install DAISY Pipeline?
Installers are now provided for both Windows and Mac OS X. Read DAISY Pipeline installation instructions and third-part software dependencies.
How to use DAISY Pipeline?
Make you Microsoft Word documents talk with “Save as DAISY XML” add-in and DAISY Pipeline.