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.
What's new? Added support for Bengali (Bangladesh), Danish, English (Australia), Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian and Mandarin (Taiwan). 96 voices have been added including 3 male and 3 female variations for 14 already supported languages. These voices rely on new technology that is more CPU intensive, so they are not available on all devices. Also, a better voice is now available for Indian English. Google Text-to-Speech app is available on Google Play.
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.
Access and download books directly from Bookshare (must be a Bookshare member to download). Read with voiced navigation and text-to-speech in DAISY 3 (text-only) and EPUB 2 formats. The latest release added ability to download and read Bookshare periodicals. It also fixed access to Bookshare books in Jelly Bean 4.3 devices as well as an issue with screen lock on paused books. Free, available from Google Play.
What’s New in Version 4.6?
- Internet radio recording
- Improvements to Wikipedia / Wiktionary functionality to support search resulting in more than one article
- Additional text to speech voices in specific languages: Manon – French, Claudia – German, Lisa – Australian English, Laia – Catalan
- Improved DAISY Online support
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. This updated version of the app includes the following features:
- New setting that keeps device from sleeping while download is in progress
- Add to wish list directly from details screen
- Enhanced braille search function
- Improved VoiceOver hints and labels
- New braille shortcut key
- Improved Magic Tap response
- Works with iOS 9
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Courtesy of Microsoft Japan.
Links to download the Save as DAISY add-in for Office 2013 were posted to the DAISY Consortium website in January 2014.
Before you install the add-in, close all Office applications and uninstall previous versions. Links to tutorials and information on how to install and use the Save as DAISY add-in can be accessed from DAISYpedia.