Create&Convert is designed specifically to help learning providers (of whatever sort) comply with the Equality Act 2010. As you’ll be aware, the Act puts the onus on learning providers to make sure that their information is accessible.

Create&Convert can take documents in common electronic formats (like MS Office, Open Office etc) and turn them into epubs or talking books. It works similar to the DAISY Creation Process described at AltFormat illustrated below:

In so doing, it’s a tool that learning providers can use to support learners who are print-impaired or experience difficulties with reading and who prefer to access content in a flexible and multi-sensory format.

As well as doing a straight conversion job, Create&Convert also allows indexing and synchronising so that the learner can always be aware of where they are within a document (or epub) thereby easily navigtating information.

As with all the rest of the EduApps family, Create&Convert is free – an important point for institutions, both this side and on the other side (even more so) of today’s CSR review. The individual tools within Create&Convert are all outputs of the DAISY consortium, but the download mechanisms, the interface, the support mechanisms and tutorials are designed here.

The tutorials show how easy it is to download and start using Create&Convert straightaway. The aim of Create&Convert is to successfully convey the message that creating alternative formats need not be complicated or time consuming – or, indeed, costly.

If you would like to start creating your own talking books or other alternative formats then visit the Create&Convert site to find out more and download your free copy.