Tuesday, July 22

Seminar on Word plug-in

Greetings. I received the following information through email regarding the VR Stream and Daisy output from Word. Enjoy.

Dear Victor Reader Stream Friends:

Some of you have contacted HumanWare regarding the new plug-in for Microsoft Word that allows you to save MS Word documents in DAISY DTBook XML format. This XML output can be played on the Stream or converted to a full DAISY book using additional tools. For those interested, the following is an announcement of an EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) online wbeinar on this topic.

Thursday August 7 at 2 PM Eastern, 7pm UTC
Presenter: George Kerscher from the DAISY Consortium

The new "Save as DAISY XML" add-in, designed for Microsoft Office Word 2007, Word 2003 and Word XP, will allow users to save Open XML-based text files into DAISY XML navigable books. It can be download by Office Word users for free at http://www.openxmlcommunity.org/daisy

This XML output can then be processed through the DAISY Pipeline, a free downloadable transformation suite that supports the seamless conversion of DAISY XML into DAISY Digital Talking Book (DTB) format. Together these technologies provide a comprehensive solution for converting text documents into accessible formats for people with print disabilities. Users can download the DAISY Pipeline from the DAISY Project page at

** you can read more about this Webinar and register at:

To learn more about EASI webinars visit

Thank you,
The HumanWare Team

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