Microsoft doesn't plan on leaving anyone in the dark. The company teamed with Daisy digital talking books to develop some new technologies for the blind to make it possibly for even the visually impaired to take advantage of computers. The new program will translate Word documents into digital audio.
They're collaborate to create a free plug-in that translates Word documents based on Open XML into Daisy XML. The downloadable plug-in is expected to be available in early 2008.
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