DAISY Marketplace for Tools & Services
The DAISY Marketplace is the place to look for new DAISY tools, services and related products.
Please send your exciting product news, updates and suggestions to us using the Contact Us form (General Category) on this site, and we will add them to the DAISY Marketplace.
Through accessible and simple interface, users can listen to content such as books, magazines, and newspapers. Also, listen to podcasts and web radio stations. Users can choose to automatically connect to i-access® via Wi-Fi as a priority over a mobile network. To be able to use this app you have to be a registered member of the Vision Australia Library. Available from the App Store or Google Play.
What's new in Version 1.2.4:
- Displays the full text of a title when it is available, including newspapers, with sentence highlighting.
- Improved messaging feature to receive important messages from Vision Australia.
Use Blaze ET to OCR - capture a menu, magazine article or a library book. Blaze ET can read and play a variety of files including DAISY, TXT, BRL, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, WMV, OGG, ASF, AAC, AVI, FLAC, 3GP, MPG, M4A, TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, XML, DOC, DOCX and EPUB. More information is provided on the HIMS International website.
Learning Ally Link for mobile is an educational reading app for Learning Ally members, designed for learning through listening. Learning Ally provides more than 80,000 human-narrated audiobooks and audio textbooks for dyslexic, blind and visually impaired readers. Version 1.1 brings improvements to scrolling and app sensitivity. Also, there is a playback fix for classic audio books when switching from portrait to landscape. Go to iTunes to download.
Chrome extension featuring unique VOICEtext technology: words are highlighted as they are read, improving comprehension. Also allows teachers and parents to track student progress and work together to help them succeed. Improved Version 1.1.1 is available from the Chrome store.
Pratsam Server supports DAISY Online Delivery Protocol 1.0, zip-file download and playback in a web app. Pratsam Server features extensive DAISY 2.02 support and optional watermarking of DAISY 2.02 books. This makes each distributed copy unique and traceable. More information is provided on the Pratsam website.
Version 6.02 Improves responsiveness in large titles. In previous versions, the unit could get sluggish, especially toward the end of the title. Adds functionality to support the optional DAISY Online Download support. Detailed information is available on the American Printing House for the Blind website.
With BARD Mobile app, eligible users can play the structured audio materials on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. These users whose devices are connected to a refreshable braille display through Bluetooth can also read the braille materials available on BARD. Free, available on iTunes. The updated version of the app comes with several bug fixes.
This firmware fixes problems sending e-mails, significantly improves YouTube access, adds a special Exam Mode for students taking standardized tests, and gives users the ability to connect to both a USB and Bluetooth device simultaneously in the Terminal For Screen reader. For additional fixes and details please go to the HIMS, Inc. website.
The Book Port DT is a desktop-style Digital Talking Book player and recorder. The main changes include the ability to now download content to internal memory. Users still need an Internet connection to download a title, but once it is on your device, you may read without connectivity.
Four services now come installed: APH’s accessible editions of magazines, Bookshare, Open Library, and NLS DAISY. If you already had these services configured, they will still be available.
For instructions on downloading and installing this free firmware update, please go to http://tech.aph.org/bpdt_new.htm.
EasyConverter 7.01 comes with support for documents created in Word 2016 and EasyReader 7 for the latest DAISY playback. More information can be found on the Dolphin Computer Access website.
EasyConverter empowers users to make information accessible to people with visual impairments and dyslexia. With EasyConverter you can quickly create accessible Word documents, large print, MP3 audio, DAISY talking books and Braille.
The Blind Foundation's registered patrons can download this app from the Blind Foundation's website. Three different DAISY player modes are available in the BookLink app. They enable users to choose the DAISY player functionality that best suits their needs. More information is provided on the Blind Foundation website.
This version contains minor display enhancements, some bug fixes and a new service announcement feature. Connects to the library (CNIB and CELA in Canada) and loads DAISY audio books and magazines onto your mobile device. Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6. Available on the App Store.
The BARD Mobile app for Android devices version 1.0.2 is now available at the Amazon Appstore for library staff and patrons who wish to install the app on a Kindle Fire device.
Users who are registered with the NLS (US), may sign up for a BARD account and receive their BARD user name and password. They can download the free BARD Mobile app and sign in with their BARD user name and password to get started. The app contains a user manual that can be accessed through the Bookshelf feature. BARD Mobile version 1.0.2 for Android is available from Google Play.
In addition to Wikipedia, examples of content that can be accessed include: DAISY Talking Books, (Internet) radio stations, magazines, podcasts, webpages, spoken TV subtitles, messages, newsletters, emails (also with mp3 audio attachments), daily newspapers and more. For the US market, access to the NLS BARD reading services is enabled. More information is provided on the DAISY Consortium website.
Two Belgian companies Pyxima (a Friend of the DAISY Consortium) and Sensotec developed the Lydhør app. Registered NLB borrowers in Norway can use Lydhør to search for books in the NLB catalogue, borrow a book, and return it when they have finished reading it. Available on the AppStore on iTunes as well as Google Play.
To get access to talking books at MTM, patrons need to contact their local library for more information and registration. Users need to have a subscription to be able to listen to a newspaper in the app. Legimus app is available for both iOS and Android, download the latest version from the iTunes or Google Play.
The current version is optimized for Google Chrome and provides text-to-speech with the voice installed on user's computer in addition to word highlighting. Bookshare Web Reader can also be used with other Internet browsers (Firefox, Safari), but may not have full functionality.
This reader works on Mac and Windows. More information is provided on the Bookshare blog.
For added convenience, the versatile DM-7 supports DAISY 2.0/2.02 audio book content. With enhanced playback functionality, the DM-7 is a great option for those on the go. More information is provided on the Olympus website.
Braille Sense U2 Mini is packed with new features and upgraded hardware. Offers stable performance with an optimized Windows-based operating system. Built-in DAISY Player supports DAISY 2.0/2.02 and ANSI/NISO Z39.86 (DAISY 3.0). More information is provided on the HIMS Inc. website.
Version 4.47 of the software for DAISY Player/Recorder Milestone 312 is now available. This is a substantial upgrade which contains useful new features. Some of the highlights include support for Word DOC files as well as DAISY 3 and EPUB. Go to Bones website for details and download.
This DAISY 2.02 production tool supports the production of DAISY books with audio and structure, as well as full text/audio DAISY books. It is made available only to DAISY Members by the Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities, JSRPD. A license is required.Email Contact