All DAISY projects are open source.
Tobi is an authoring tool geared towards re-purposing published material, for example: to add audio narration to a text-only document, to synchronize a podcast with a structured script, or to review and improve an existing Digital Talking Book publication. To create text from scratch, we recommend popular editors such as Microsoft Word or Open Office, which can both produce DTBook markup thanks to their respective Save as DAISY add-ins.
More information can be found on the Tobi project page.
Obi is a free accessible audio book authoring software application that is used to produce DAISY 3 digital talking books. It requires minimal amount of training.
"Save as DAISY" add-in for Microsoft Office Word incorporates a "Lite" version of the DAISY Pipeline.
You can select to generate the DAISY XML for further processing, or you can generate a fully conforming DAISY file set with full navigation and full text synchronized with audio. The audio is generated by the default text-to-speech (TTS) engine on your Windows computer.
Details are available on the Save as DAISY-Microsoft Word Add-in project page.
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