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Nonprofit organization--Science Accessibility Net
A support network of the accessibility of scientific information for visually impaired people
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1. Purpose

Science Accessibility Net (sAccessNet) is a nonprofit organization to support visually impaired people in scientific fields.

2. Software development and release

sAccessNet cooperates with the research group "InftyProject" to develop software to assist visually handicapped people and also the people/organization who support them.

Currently, we have three applications released.

1. InftyReader

This is OCR software to recognize printed document and PDF in scientific fields including mathematical formulae and tables, and to output the results in various formats: LaTeX source, MathML, IML, as well as in HR-TeX (Human readable TeX) for the blinds. (Japanese version outputs also in Japanese Braille). IML is a XML notation of mathematical document proper to the editor mathematical document InftyEditor and ChattyInfty .
For more detail, please click HERE.

2. InftyEditor

InftyEditor is an authoring tool of mathematical documents, very easy and smooth to input mathematical expressions.
Using InftyEditor, you can input any math expressions keeping your hand on the HOME Position of your keyboard. The input math expressions are displayed immediately in the form of printing style as you usually see in books. InftyEditor has a strong Online Help of command names or syntax to input math expressions based on LaTeX. Thus, InftyEditor can be used also as a Learning Tool of LaTeX, for the beginners of LaTeX. The documents written in InftyEditor can be saved in different formats: XML of InftyEditor, LaTeX, MathML, Human Readable TeX for the blinds, PDF, etc. If InftyReader is installed in your PC, you can input texts and math expressions from printed document via scanner into InftyEditor directly.
For more details, please visit the web site of InftyProject.

3. ChattyInfty

ChattyInfty is an editor of math documents with voice output, usable by visually impaired people. Not only ordinary texts, but also math expressions can easily be input and edited using only keyboard, with simultaneous speech output of symbols and math structure with key operations and scursor movements.
It is developed by adding speech output interface to "InftyEditor", using of Microsoft speech API.
For more detail, please click HERE.

3. Digitization service

sAccessNet serves digitization work of scientific documents with low price, high quality and quick, using InftyReader, InftyEditor and other software, as well as a high-speed scanner.
Please visit the page "Digitization service"for more details.

4. Braille publishing

At the current stage, Braille publishing is limited to Japanese braille book.

4. Organization and Inquiry


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