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Three steps to create talking books for students with Word

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To improve accessibility for students, did you know that you can create talking books for students with visual and learning disabilities, using Microsoft Word? The system using a worldwide standard for creating accessible digital resources, called DAISY (the Digital Accessible Information System). And there are just three steps for you or teachers to easily create a talking book in DAISY format:

Step One: Download the DAISY add-in for Microsoft Word

Download and install the Save as DAISY add-in from Open XML to DAISY XML Translator (also known as DAISY Translator). The DAISY Translator folder is now in your Start menu, with the Instruction Manual and the Getting Started tutorial, and the Accessibility tab is on your Word 2010 ribbon. (Tutorial video on Step One is here)

Step Two: Create a digital talking textbook

imageAfter you have installed the DAISY Translator, you see a SaveAsDAISY option on the Accessibility tab in Word 2010. All you need to do is click on the option, and choose from one of the four DAISY formats. (Tutorial video on Step Two is here)

Step Three: Listen to your new talking book

To listen to a DAISY file, you need a DAISY-compatible software playback tool or software reader installed on your computer. You can find several tools, many of which are free, on the DAISY Consortium software playback tools website. (Step Three tutorial video here)

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  • Hi, nice article and an interesting one.

    The SF download is x86, will this work with office x64 or is the a x64 download.

    Thanks

  • Dont worry about my last comment. Found it.

    sourceforge.net/.../download

  • And I was just about to add the link to both versions too!

    www.daisy.org/.../save-as-daisy-microsoft-word-add-in

  • Thank you for this links I really found it so interetsing.

    mediaidentity.co.uk

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