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1 S ave A s D AISY X ML SADX Enhancing Access to Education with the Save as DAISY XML Plug-in Accessing Higher Ground 2008 Jayme Johnson High Tech Center Training Unit Sam Ogami California State University office of the Chancellor

2 Objectives of Session Learn what DAISY is Understand the process for creating DAISY How to install the Save As DAISY plug-in for Microsoft Word Use Word and Save as DAISY plug-in to create a DAISY xml document Create a full DAISY book Find out where to get more help

3 What is DAISY? Most Successful and Advanced Technology for Reading Response to dissatisfaction with existing system of talking books (1988) Accessible content with intelligent navigation and bookmarking DAISY Consortium formed in 1996 to establish and manage the DAISY standard Efficient, adaptable, reliable, and easy to use reading system

4 Advantages of DAISY Over other formats Accessible from the onset Powerful navigation capability Access solution for vision and learning disabilities Many tools for creating and playing DAISY books Supports math content Easily derive Braille and large print It’s the best way to read!

5 Myths about DAISY No advantage to supporting a redundant format Nobody is using it It’s difficult to produce DAISY books It takes to long (time) to create DAISY books Creating DAISY books is expensive

6 Myth: No advantage to supporting a redundant format Fact: DAISY is a flexible, efficient, and convenient format for accessible media. Fact: DAISY content created has longevity. Content that you produce today can be used 5, 10 years from now. DAISY is a living standard. Fact: DAISY books can be converted to mp3s, html, large print.

7 Myth: Nobody is using DAISY Fact: RFB&D, Bookshare, and National Library Service (largest producers of accessible content in the US). Fact: Worldwide DAISY is the most adopted standard for accessible books. Fact: Recent high school graduates have been using books from RFB&D that were DAISY books. Fact: Students who use DAISY books develop a reading habit that lasts beyond their school years. Fact: Universal design principles of DAISY benefit all consumers of the content.

8 Myth: It’s difficult to produce DAISY books Fact: DAISY is easy to produce with Save as DAISY tool. Fact: Free software can be used to create full text full audio daisy content. Fact: Free DAISY software is available on the Internet to playback daisy books. Fact: There are also several DAISY production tools commercially available.

9 Tools for making DAISY Dolphin Publisher: Easy Converter: Gh Player: Eclipse Writer: Book Wizard Producer: DAISY Pipeline: Phoneticom DAISY Generator: More tools for making DAISY at DAISY Consortium:

10 Overview of the SADX plug-in Install the plug-in Create or Edit your document Save as DAISY Render SADX file into DAISY Talking Book Create other accessible formats

11 How to install the Save As DAISY plug-in for Microsoft Word System requirements Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista Microsoft Word XP, 2003, 2007.Net 3.0 or higher  83F C3BF043&displaylang=en 83F C3BF043&displaylang=en Microsoft Word 2007 Primary Interop Assembly  a28c-b864d8bfa513&displaylang=en a28c-b864d8bfa513&displaylang=en If you have Microsoft Word XP, 2002, 2003 you will also need Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats  8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en 8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

12 How to install Save as DAISY plug- in cont. Go to and download the latest version of the plug-inhttp://www.saveasdaisy.org  Currently If installed correctly you should see the accessibility ribbon (Microsoft Word 2007)

13 Using the Save as DAISY plug-in Open or create a new Word document Use styles to format document with Headings, lists, etc. Insert desired page breaks Save as DAISY XML file

14 Sample Document Outline of our talk

15 What is the difference DAISY XML and a full DAISY book? DAISY XML is to a DAISY Book what blueprints are to a finished building. A DAISY XML file is a container of information with instructions about how the information will be presented DAISY books are the compiled results of a DAISY XML file

16 Create a DAISY digital talking book (DTB) Use DAISY pipeline to create a full DAISY talking book. Download the software at

17 Create other accessible content from DAISY XML cont. Braille MP3 files Large print Html files EPUB

18 Creating Braille from DAISY XML Braille  Using Duxbury you can take the Save as DAISY xml file and create good Braille  The potential to format a document once and then derive multiple output formats is a recognized benefit of DAISY and a worthy goal for any workflow Note: There are still some problems with DAISY to Braille production. This is improving all the time and Duxbury and the DAISY consortium are working hard to produce the best possible Braille from DAISY content

19 DAISY Playback Tools Victor Stream: Classmate Reader: Easy Reader: Eclipse Reader: Gh Player: Plextalk PTR2: AMIS: DDReader: Olearia: More playback tools at DAISY Consortium:

20 Demo of Playback

21 Where to get more DAISY books Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic  BookShare.org  National Library Services  https://www.nlstalkingbooks.org/dtb/ Alternet Media Exchange 

22 Questions

23 Where to get more help Save as DAISY XML forum Jayme Johnson High Tech Center Training Unit Sam Ogami California State University Office of the Chancellor


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