Microsoft Announces DAISY for Word

Microsoft has made another affirmation of its commitment to providing the visually impaired with useful software, announcing yesterday morning it is developing a plug-in for Microsoft Word that translates documents into DAISY XML, a standard for digital talking books

DAISY works by creating a digital audio file which narrates the document’s content that maps to text. Refreshable Braille displays comprised of digitally-activated pins are also made to correspond with DAISY files, so the reader can know how words are spelled, or to promote quicker content scanning.


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