Dolphin EasyConverter

Create Accessible Information for People with Visual Impairments, Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties

  • Create large print, MP3, DAISY, audio and Braille formats
  • Easy to use with just 3 simple steps to convert existing documents
  • Input documents in Word, PDF, text, html and many other file formats
  • Scan your paper documents – OCR included
  • Ideal for beginners – No expertise required
  • Meet your legal obligations to provide accessible information

EasyConverter being used on a laptop

Create Multiple Formats – Quickly and Easily

  • Be responsive to the needs of your employees, students or clients by offering content in a format to suit their individual needs.
  • Create accessible Word docs, large print, MP3 audio, DAISY talking books or Braille from existing materials.
  • Meet your legal and social obligations for inclusion and accessibility.

Easy to Learn and Use

  • EasyConverter has a 3 step approach to document conversion which is easy to learn and use
  • Quickly convert documents immediately, or make edits before converting
  • Create multiple alternative formats from a single source document quickly and easily
  • The familiar PC interface makes it easy to navigate, select and create alternative formats
  • Choose your output quickly and easily via a simple drop down menu.

Flexibility and Speed

  • Received an immediate request that you weren’t expecting? With EasyConverter you can respond quickly; avoiding excessive delays in lessons, meetings or appointments.
  • Compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10; EasyConverter can be installed on one or multiple machines.

Intuitive and Responsive

  • EasyConverter will save a conversion project for future reference so you won’t need to input or scan the source document again when you create another alternative format from the original document.
  • Alternatively pcreat a project without selecting an output, so it’s ready to go when needed. Just start EasyConverter, select the project and the specific output when required.
  • With powerful OCR, EasyConverter will work with hand written documents such as meeting or course notes.

Inclusion

  • Being pre-prepared for your alternative format readers will make them feel included, welcome and appreciated; improving relations on both sides.
  • Offering alternative formats, rather than waiting for them to be requested, will set you apart from other organisations who don’t have that onsite capability.

Supported Formats

EasyConverter quickly and accurately produces a wide range of high quality alternative formats, including:

  • DAISY digital talking books
  • MP3 audio
  • Large Print
  • Braille
  • Text

Convert a variety of document formats

Make the widest range of document formats accessible, including:

  • Word documents
  • EPUB files (open or unprotected files)
  • PDFs
  • HTML
  • Plain or Rich Text Formats
  • Scanned paper documents
  • NIMAS
  • DAISY XML
  • Kurzweil Project Files
  • Image files

As Easy as 1, 2, 3

The EasyConverter interface.EasyConverter’s user interface provides 3 simple steps to converting your documents:

  • Start your conversion here:  choose whether you would like to start a new project, quickly convert a simple document or open an existing project
  • Project view: make edits and add headings to your document before converting and make new alternative formats
  • Resulting alternative formats: view and manage all the alternative formats in your project

Quick Conversions

The Quick Conversion option simplifies the conversion process to only 2 stages: select your source document and select your alternative format. It’s that easy! Quick conversions are ideal for creating a single alternative format from a simple source document.

New Projects

The New Project option is ideal for converting a single source document into one or multiple alternative formats. The option is also best suited to converting complicated documents with options to make changes to the document (such as adding heading levels) before creating alternative format versions. Plus, when you choose to create a “New Project,” EasyConverter saves your source document for future use, meaning you don’t need to input or scan your source document again to create another alternative format.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for Converting from a Scanner or PDF

Accurately mark-up your scanned documents and PDFs before creating alternative format versions through the OCR Editor. Mark-up text, graphics and tables and specify the reading order of your document and more. Find out more by watching this short video tutorial.

EasyConverter’s OCR Editor is powered by Nuance OminPage 16.5.

Converting to Audio DAISY and MP3 Formats

Selection of natural sounding voicesImage of headphones around a stack of booksDocuments converted into EasyConverter’s DAISY and MP3 formats are narrated through natural sounding Nuance voices.

Correct Pronunciation

The correct pronunciation of words is essential for readers relying on audio formats. EasyConverter includes an easy to use lexicon editor to change how the voices pronounce specific words.

DAISY Talking Book Options

EasyConverter’s DAISY conversions automatically synchronise natural sounding text to speech voices with highlighted text from your document, so your readers can benefit from reading and listening at the same time. Choose whether to synchronise speech and text word-by-word, sentence-by-sentence, or paragraph-by-paragraph. EasyConverter also automatically adds heading level navigation to DAISY books, so readers can skip to different headings in the book.

MP3 Audio Options

EasyConverter’s MP3 conversions allow you to create a single MP3 for the entire document or add navigation by creating an MP3 for each heading in your document. Plus, with EasyConverter you can send MP3 outputs straight to an MP3 player for reading on the move.