Dolphin Easy Converter toolkit for alt format Jeff Bazer Dolphin Computer Access firstname.lastname@example.org Moira Williams Envision Technology email@example.com Creating Alternative format and Reading Barrier Free Convert-It, read-It, take it with you...
Ten Things to Know about Easy Converter… • Easy to use – Wizard based interface • Opens Source files in PDF’s ,HTML, XML, Word, images, Open EPUB, Kurzweil… • Converts documents into – Large Print, Braille, MP3, DAISY and TXT AND Word. • Can convert PDF’s quickly into Word Documents • Omnipage for OCR and works with variety of scanners • Automatically detects heading for navigation in DAISY • Uses TTS for reading DAISY and MP3 • Set Large Print and other settings to suit needs • Quick Conversions for fast turnaround • Meet legal requirement (sec 508) for comparable access to print Make information accessible for all students
Dolphin Higher Ed Partnerships • Learning Ally partnership with Dolphin Serves over 300,000 college and graduate students, veterans and lifelong learners all with visual impairment or other learning disabilities. Currently more than 65,000 books downloadable and accessible. • National AHEAD uses Easy Converter for alt format production of materials for National conference. http://www.ahead.org/conferences/2012 • Access Text Network - In order to support the textbook conversion needs of our members, Access Text has partnered with Dolphin. http://www.accesstext.org/network.php#dolphin
Who Needs Alternative Format Materials? • Learning difficulties • Low vision • Blind • Dyslexia • Learning languages • Print impaired • Physically disabled • Everyone!!
Using the Finished Alt format Product • Save to file • Burn to CD or USB thumb drive • Print to printer or braille embosser • Email to student • Create Directory of Alt formats files on Server • Transfer to portable DAISY device (Victor Reader Stream) • Transfer to portable MP3 device (I Pod or I phone)
Product Demonstration by Jeff Bazer • Walk through the wizard based interface • Convert a PDF to Large Print, Braille and DAISY • Discuss portable (on the go) options – move files to DAISY players, I phone, I pod, etc…
Dolphin Easy Converter links • Dolphin Easy Converter 30 day trial • Dolphin Easy Converter video
4905 Del Ray Avenue, Suite 320 Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: (800) 582-5051 or (301) 654-3568 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.envisiontechnology.org Envision Technology, Inc.