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Subject: Re: [docbook] braille and audio

Evariste, you may want to contact the people at Bookshare.org (http://benetech.org/our-programs/literacy/bookshare/), a part of the Benetech social entrepreneur organization. They make print documents available in a range of formats and I know that their president Jim Fruchterman told me that they love DocBook because when they get content from a publisher tagged to the standard, it is pretty much push button from there. 

I don't have any specific contacts but you'll probably get a reply from their main website contact. They are friendly folks. 


On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Evariste Galois <evaristegalois@hotmail.com> wrote:
Thank you! That's valuable information. I hope they make progress with the Apache FOP. I use liblouis all the time, it seems this is what they will be using as well. 


> From: bobs@sagehill.net
> To: evaristegalois@hotmail.com; docbook@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: [docbook] braille and audio
> Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:42:53 -0700
> Hi,
> As far as I know, there is no tool to directly convert DocBook XML to
> Braille. However, the DocBook XSL stylesheets can convert DocBook to HTML
> or PDF, and those can be converted to Braille, according to this website:
> http://www.brailletranslator.org/
> Similarly with audio, as this tool seems to be able to convert HTML to MP3:
> http://www.naturalreaders.com/
> I have not used either of these tools, and other people might have other
> recommendations.
> FYI, here is a report on an attempt to use Apache FOP to generate Braille:
> http://code.google.com/p/daisy-pipeline/wiki/BrailleFopRenderingReport
> Bob Stayton
> Sagehill Enterprises
> bobs@sagehill.net
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "evaristegalois" <evaristegalois@hotmail.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:41 AM
> To: <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org>
> Subject: [docbook] braille and audio
> > I have now read several times that the cool thing about docbook is that it
> > provides output in braille and audio as well, for example here:
> >
> > The advantage is that one SGML source file can generate any type of
> > output:
> > Postscript, PDF, RTF, HTML, QNX Helpviewer, even audio files or braille.
> > (http://developers.cogentrts.com/cogent/prepdoc/pd-single-sourcingwithdocbook.html)
> >
> > I work with blind people in an educational setting and would love to use
> > docbook to provide content to students. But despite extensive searching on
> > this forum, the docbook wiki, and duckduckgo (google), I cannot find
> > anything about braille or audio output. I have successfully used docbook
> > to
> > create html and pdf output. Please tell me how I can convert an sgml or
> > xml
> > file to brf (braille) or a sound file (any format) using an input file
> > that
> > I've already successfully converted to pdf and html.
> >
> >
> >
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