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2 RoboBraille in Bulgaria Braille books, audio books, e-books, accessibility, digital library Lars Ballieu Christensen Tanja Stevns

3 RoboBraille Mail and web-based translation service Free for all non-commercial users RoboBraille can 1.Translate text into and from Grade 1 and 2 Braille in 6-dot and 8-dot Braille 2.Convert text to audio books (mp3, Daisy) 3.Convert documents into e-books (epub, mobi) 4.Convert inaccessible documents to more accessible formats 5.Produce ”visual Braille”, e.g., artwork for the pharmaceutical sector

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5 RoboBraille service In operation since 2004; serving 10-20,000 requests each month Users –Blind and partially sighted –Reading impaired –Educators, teachers, VI professionals –Relatives –Foreign language students –Illiterate

6 A more inclusive information society Self-sufficiency Independence Inclusion –Education –Vocation –Social Privacy Continued support after completion of education

7 What is RoboBraille mp3 Braille Accessible docs Braille artwork Daisy Text-to-Speech OCR Text-to-Braille mp3 encoder Daisy PipelineOffice automation Mail/web delivery Mobile EnglishDanish PortugueseFrench Greek ItalianLithuanianPolish German Spanish Russian Bulgarian Hungarian NorwegianArabicIcelandic Romanian Swedish Dutch Inuit Slovenian Folder Web.doc,.docx.htm,.html.xml.txt..asc.rtf.pdf (all types).mobi, epub.tif, gif,.bmp.jpg,.j2k,.jp2,.jpx.pcx,.dcx.djv.ppt.odt E-books E-book converter Tagged pdf Math Daisy

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9 mp3 and Daisy by Send an Attached document.doc,.docx,.htm,.html,.xml.txt..asc,.rtf,.pdf (all types).tif, gif,.bmp,.jpg,.j2k, jp2, jpx.pcx,.dcx,.djv Resultat returned Link to mp3 audio file or zip file with Daisy project Turn-around time 1+ minutes* RoboBraille translates using TTS engines, Daisy Pipeline Imports (e.g.,.asc) Converts (e.g.,.htm .txt) Translates text-to-speech (.wav) Compresses/Encodes.wav to.mp3 Or Uses Daisy Pipeline to create Daisy project including audio Zips it up into single file

10 Braille by Send an Result attached HTML (.htm,.html) Tekst (.txt) PEF (.pef) Turn-around time less than a minute Attached document.doc,.docx,.htm,.html,.xml.txt..asc,.rtf,.pdf (all types).tif, gif,.bmp,.jpg,.j2k, jp2, jpx.pcx,.dcx,.djv RoboBraille based on Sensus Braille translation engine Imports(e.g.,.asc) Converts(e.g.,.doc .txt) Translates Exports (e.g., BrailleLite, North American Computer Braille, pef, formatted)

11 Formatting - PEF PEF - Portable Embosser Format –XML-based –Unicode Braille - install Unicode font, e.g., Code2000 –Same Braille document on all embossers –Stand-alone PEF application or in Daisy Pipeline Specify format in subject line to RoboBraille SubjectChars pr line Lines per page PaginateDuplex pef4025pd4025yes pef no pef3025p3025yesno pef3025d3025noyes

12 Formatting, embossing

13 Accessibility by Attached document.pdf (alle typer).tif, gif,.bmp,.jpg,.j2k,.jp2,.jpx.pcx,.dcx,.djv Specify requested format in subject field: pdf, rtf, txt, htm doc, docx, xml xls, xlsx, csv, pdf RoboBraille based ABBY Recognition Server Converts Return result as attachment pdf, rtf, txt, htm doc, docx, xml xls, xlsx, csv, pdf Send an

14 E-books by RoboBraille conversion based on Calibre Converts Return result as attachment epub, mobi Send an Attached document doc, docx, rtf, txt, asc, pdf, xml, htm, html, tiff, gif, jpg, bmp, pcx, dcx, j2k, jp2, jpx, djv, epub, mobi

15 Visual Braille by Send an or dedicated mail account Attached control file # Control file for Sensus # RoboBraille/PharmaBraille # t1=Betnovate med chinoform t2=1% + 30 mg/g t3=100 stk p=Betnovate med chinoform f=OctoBrailleMM l=da n=standard # Result attached Turn-around time less than a minute RoboBraille based on Sensus Braille translation engine Translates text into Visual Braille Creates graphical artwork which can be used in design applications such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator or Quark Xpress.

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17 RoboBraille Digital Library Library for digital contents Two classes of material –Public –Protected Operated in accordance with Danish Copyright legislation (§17) or national copyright legislation Integrated with DanBib (official Danish Library Database, Z39.50) or other meta data repository (Google, Amazon)

18 Users Search/ retrieve Manage titles Manage users Generate reports Manage system Administrators√√√√√ Producers√√√ Primary users√ Professionals√* Relatives√* Guests√** * Must be associated with primary user ** Can search all but only retrieve public contents

19 Contents Title Author ISBN Language … Title Alt format Media file Alt Publisher Producer Alternative Alt format Media file Alt Publisher Producer Alternative Alt format Media file Alt Publisher Producer Alternative

20 Delivery Three modes –Direct by –Direct by download –Indirect via RoboBraille Physical media is shipped by ordinary mail (tactile illustrations, models, …)

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24 An award-winning service 2011: World Blind Union Braille21 Award Finalist (Germany) 2010: BETT Award for best Special Education Needs solution (UK) 2009: Access IT Award for Learning for most affordable eLearning solution (UK) 2009: National eWell-Being Award for ”Reaching the Digitally Excluded” (UK) 2008: European Commission eInclusion Award for e- Accessibility (EU) 2008: Well-Tech Award for Innovation and Accessibility (Italy) 2007: British Computer Society's Social Contribution Award (UK)

25 Project summary RoboBraille in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary Three years: 2012 – 2015 Funded by VELUX, a private Danish foundation Coordinated by the Danish National Center for Visually Impaired Children and Youth Project covers cash costs, hardware/software investments and Project is open to a wide variety of partners

26 RoboBraille in Romania Localised version of RoboBraille –Mp3, Daisy –Braille –E-books –Document conversion –Support for local Braille devices –Localised web interface –Localised web site and other info material –Electronic Library for digital media –Material production

27 RoboBraille Stakeholders The primary users Organisations representing the primary users NGOs working for the primary users Relatives and parents organisations of the primary users Teachers of the primary users in both special schools and mainstream schools. VI and reading professionals in both special schools and mainstream schools

28 RoboBraille Stakeholders Management and faculty at special schools for the blind and partially sighted. Management and faculty at mainstream schools with integrated pupils/students. Faculty at academic institutions responsible for teaching special education and developing special education practiced.

29 RoboBraille Stakeholders School administrators at local, regional, national level responsible for special education and mainstream schools with integrated disabled pupils/students. Policymakers at local, regional, national level responsible for special education and mainstream schools with integrated disabled pupils/students.

30 Examples of partner roles Local coordination Translation and localisation Dissemination –End users and other organisations –Academic Pilot tests Reconsider teaching practices; inclusion practices and policies End-user support Host library and material production

31 Partnership of professional collaborators Participation must make sense to you or your organisation –Costs are covered; you are expected to volunteer hours You are joining an international network You are fee to exploit RoboBraille for other purposes –Fundraising –Research and development activities –Income generation

32 Supporting infrastructure list Dropbox folder Facebook group: RoboBraille Bulgaria

33 Important documents RoboBraille Service Summary Roles and Responsibilities of Partners in a RoboBraille Project Localising RoboBraille Presentation We will the documents … Retrieve from

34 Questions; comments ?!

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