Tools & Services

DAISY Pipeline

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DAISY production is implemented in many organizations and companies around the world. The DAISY Consortium hosted the development of the DAISY Pipeline, a suite of cross-platform tools designed to support both production and distribution.

The DAISY Pipeline is a DTB and XML-oriented transformation pipeline designed to be used in both server-side and desktop environments. The DAISY Pipeline 2 is an ongoing project to develop a next-generation framework for automated production of accessible materials for people with print disabilities. It is the follow-up and total redesign of the original DAISY Pipeline project.


Latest Release: DAISY Pipeline Release 20111215

Additional information and links are available in the DAISY Pipeline Project area of the DAISY website.

EasyConverter

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EasyConverter is designed for use in schools, colleges, universities, small or large companies and government organisations. It is simple to use for those with no altformat creation experience, and is equally suited to experienced professionals looking for a single flexible high quality altformat creation tool to meet the needs of dyslexic, visually impaired and learning disabled students.

Key Benefits:

  • Offering students the formats of their preference ensures that you meet the growing legislation on inclusion.
  • Popular materials can be stored for future years and simply converted to specifically meet the needs of new students in their preferred format. 
  • Significant time saving benefits allow you the tutor to concentrate on teaching the curriculum.
  • EasyConverter ensures that you remain adaptable, and able to convert from a wide range of file formats.

Check out the RNIB review of the EasyConverter.


Latest Release: Dolphin EasyConverter 7.01

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.

EasyConverter Express

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A FREE Windows app for download & use by anyone living in a developing country; EasyConverter Express is the simplest way to convert Word documents into Braille, large print, MP3 and DAISY talking books. Developed by Dolphin Computer Access and RNIB, EasyConverter Express is available in UK English, US English, French & Portuguese language. Watch a short video about EasyConverter Express.


Latest Release: EasyConverter Express version 1

This first version of EasyConverter Express is available for free to people in developing countries to convert Word documents into braille, large print, MP3 and DAISY talking books. Visit the EasyConverter Express page on the Dolphin website for further details.

mSourcing Solutions

mSourcing Solutions work with a wide range of input formats (eg, paper documents, bound books, newspapers, magazines, scanned images, PDF etc) and convert them into different formats (e.g. MS Word, PDF, XML, ePub2/3, METS/ALTO​). This includes complex content including historic fiction and ​STM​ journals. More information is provided on the mSourcing Solutions website.

Save as DAISY add-in for Microsoft Word

The Save as DAISY add-in translates Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 documents into DAISY.

 

The "Save as DAISY" add-in for Microsoft Office Word incorporates a "Lite" version of the DAISY Pipeline. Users can select to generate the DAISY XML for further processing, or 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.

 

The Save as DAISY - Microsoft project area provides information about the Microsoft Word add-in, as well as links for downloading the latest version.  The version that supports Microsoft Office Word 2010 was released December 15, 2011.