The beta versions of two new add-ins – STAMP and DAISY that help make Office documents more accessible has been released by Microsoft. The add-ins are available for download at Office.com.
STAMP: This Subtitling text add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint lets you add closed captions to the video and audio files you include in your presentations.
If you work with captioned video and audio files that already have Timed Text Markup (TTML) files associated with them, this add-in lets you import them directly into your presentation. If you don’t have a TTML file, you can add captions directly in your presentation.
Save as DAISY: The Open XML to DAISY XML Translator add-in for Microsoft Office Word helps content creators produce accessible documents for people who have visual disabilities.
Installing this add-in allows Word documents in Open XML format to be saved into DAISY XML, which can then be converted into DAISY Digital Talking Book (DTB) format. This beta supports Office 2003, 2007 and 2010.
Check out other several new and updated accessibility features included in Office 2010.