"Save As DAISY" is Here and Support for Math is Next
It's been widely heralded and now it's officially here: Microsoft's and DAISY's "Save As DAISY XML" Word add-in has moved from being a beta to being official. You can get it from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=208610. DAISY's official press release will give you more details.
Now that this release is out, Microsoft and DAISY have begun the requirements process for what goes into version 2. They have already said that supporting math is planned for the next version. Needless to say, we're working with them to make sure support for MathType and Equation Editor equations will be seamless and rock solid. Version two probably won't be out until the fall, but I'm sure there will be beta releases well before then.
Math in DAISY is encoded as MathML. The details for this are described in the MathML in DAISY Modular Extension that was approved last year by the DAISY board. With MathML, math is fully accessible. Download MathPlayer from our website and see for yourself what can be done to make math encoded in MathML accessible.
The math accessibility train is really chugging along.