Microsoft Users to “Save As DAISY”

This week, Microsoft and the Digital Accessible Information SYstem (DAISY) Consortium announced a joint standards-based development project that will provide assistive technology to computer users who are blind or print disabled. This open collaboration project will result in the “Save as DAISY” feature, a free, downloadable plug-in for Microsoft Office Word that will enable the translation of millions of Open XML documents into DAISY XML, the foundation of the accepted standard for digital talking books. The “Save as DAISY” feature will give people with print disabilities better access to the information in billions of documents. You can find more information about the Daisy plug-in at

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/nov07/11-13daisy.mspx

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