Accessible Authoring Tool for DAISY Ranging from Mathematics to Others

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7382)


Although DAISY is an excellent solution for various print-disabled people, producing DAISY content is not necessarily accessible works. In particular, it is almost impossible for them to edit technical DAISY content such as mathematics. Here, a new accessible authoring tool to enable both of sighted people and the print disabled to produce/edit easily a DAISY book ranging from mathematics to others is shown. In it, since a new function to control speech output is implemented, all the content is read out in a correct manner with speech synthesis. This approach can be applied also to DAISY content in many languages other than English or Japanese.


DAISY mathematics authoring tool speech control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Junior College Funabashi CampusNihon UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT)Sawara-kuJapan

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