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Microsoft Debuts Talking Book Tools for the Blind

March 19 2009 | by

At the CSUN 2009 accessibility conference, Microsoft and the DAISY Consortium unveiled the next wave of accessible technology for people who are blind or print disabled. The new tools include the “Save as DAISY” Version 2 for Microsoft Office Word – the next version of this translator enables users to produce a fully functional “talking book” synchronized with text and MP3 audio right out of Microsoft Office Word. Microsoft also announced Project Buttercup, a demo of an online digital talking book that runs on Silverlight and allows users to display accessible documents right from their Web browser. To download the demo, visit


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