On Necessity of a New Method to Read Out Math Contents Properly in DAISY

  • Katsuhito Yamaguchi
  • Masakazu Suzuki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6180)


The necessity of a new method for defining how to read out technical terms or mathematical formulas properly in mathematical DAISY content is discussed. Two concepts of enabling aloud reading, “Ruby” and “Yomi,” are introduced. A tentative way to assign pronunciation based on “ Ruby tag,” which will be adopted in the next version of DAISY, is proposed. Our new version of DAISY software, in which Ruby and Yomi functions are implemented, is presented. Combining this software with our optical character recognition system for mathematical documents allows both sighted and print-disabled people to easily produce and author mathematical DAISY books. Furthermore, people with various print disabilities can browse in mathematical content with enhanced navigation.


DAISY mathematics print disability aloud reading inclusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katsuhito Yamaguchi
    • 1
  • Masakazu Suzuki
    • 2
  1. 1.Junior College Funabashi CampusNihon UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT)Institute of SystemsFukuokaJapan

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