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.
Connects directly 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.
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.
Now you can use the Bookshare Download utility to access your Bookshare materials. For additional fixes and details please go to the HIMS, Inc. website.
My-own-voice creates a synthetic voice, very much like the user’s own, that can be employed with an assistive device to read any sentence, keeping the essence of the original voice in terms of timbre, accent and intonation. Currently available in 10 languages. More information is provided on the Acapela Group website.
Meet Eric and Garmt who have both been diagnosed with ALS. They have decided to create their own synthetic voice and participated as pioneers on the first ‘my-own-voice’ experiences. Learn more about them and hear voice samples.
Have your Google Play Books App or Google Play Newsstand content read aloud to you using your Android device's text-to-speech feature. Hindi and Indonesian languages are now supported. More information can be found on 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.
Thousands of books from Load2Learn and other accessible libraries can be read instantly with SuperNova's unique combination of magnification, speech or braille. SuperNova can also transfer books to a portable player for reading on the go. More information is available on the Dolphin Computer Access website.
The new version of Google Drive is easier to navigate and much faster. In addition, the new Drive includes better keyboard accessibility, support for zoom and high-contrast mode and improved usability with screen readers. More information is provided on the Google Drive blog.
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. When you first use Bookshare Web Reader with Chrome, you will be prompted to install a Chrome extension. 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.
Blaze EZ features high-quality stereo speakers for audio output and a built-in microphone for recording school lectures or business meetings. Built-in Wi-Fi adds easy access to podcasts, Internet radio and downloadable content such as DAISY books and eBooks. An FM radio and talking clock are other beneficial features of this device for the blind. More information is provided on the HIMS, Inc. website.
Play a DAISY title in the background while utilizing other apps with the new multitasking support feature. Shake to stop playback. More information about this app is available on iTunes.
EasyConverter 6.02, available immediately, introduces support for several new Braille paper sizes used by popular Braille embossers including equipment from Index Braille. More info 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.
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.
ReadHear Mac has been updated with:
- Support for Learning Ally VoiceText: Access to tens of thousands of e-books, including new titles featuring synchronized text highlighting.
- Support for books with images: Sighted users can now use ReadHear to read and navigate e-books that contain pictures and diagrams.
- Full Unicode support: The ReadHear activation process has been upgraded to enable use of most international alphabets and symbols.
- Upgraded language support: ReadHear now features improved handling of European and Asian languages.
- Improved audio tools: Users can now adjust reading speed for recorded audio tracks.
Download is available on the gh, LLC website.
SaySo v1.04 includes a range of new features and fixes, making SaySo ideal for use in the workplace, schools and at home. A full list of improvements is available on the Dolphin Computer Access 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.
YoYoReader allows people with visual impairments gain more independence by allowing them to record notes and consume digital content in DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3 formats. Users can also read documents in TXT,HTM,HTML,DOC or PDF formats. More information is available on the YoYoReader website.
This version supports numerous improvements such as the calendar, PDF format, etc. The PLEXTALK Linio Pocket offers immediate access to DAISY online services in Finland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Japan - in more countries in the near future. Learn more
Loaded with many of the same features as the hand-held Book Port Plus, the Book Port DT is a desktop-style Digital Talking Book player and recorder. Now it also supports DAISY Online Delivery. This service utilizes the features of the new Book Port DT to provide users the ability to find, download and play DAISY content without the need for a computer. More information is provided on the APH 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.
All Victor Reader Stratus models feature large, tactile, high-contrast keys, a built-in speaker and headphone jack as well as self-voicing controls. Users can take and operate their Victor Reader Stratus anywhere, using its rechargeable battery and integrated carrying handle. More information can be found on the HumanWare website.
MathDaisy is Design Science's add-in for both the DAISY Pipeline and the Save As DAISY add-in for Microsoft Word. If the original document contains mathematical equations, then users will need to install the MathDaisy add-in to add support for mathematical equations, making them accessible to students, teachers, engineers, and scientists with disabilities.
IVEO is for those who learn better with touch, sound, and sight combined, thus utilizing any or all three learning modalities to learn faster and retain longer. A free IVEO viewer, compatible with DAISY SVG plug-in, is available from ViewPlus Technologies.
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