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SensusAccess: Alternate Media Made Easy

SensusAccess is an online document conversion system supporting the transformation of text and image-based file types into different formats. Students, staff and faculty can upload files through a web interface and select from a variety of output options, including audio, Braille, or e-text formats. This service will convert text files into alternate format types as well as converting image-based files into text formatted files. MP3 audio versions are created using high-quality NeoSpeech text-to-speech voices.

Conversion Results

The quality of the conversion is dependent upon the quality of the original document. For instance, if you are converting a well-structured MS Word document into audio, Daisy, or ePub format, the resulting file will be properly rendered into the desired output. If, however, you upload a poorly scanned image file, a file with poor contrast, or one with a lot of mathematical symbols for conversion to a text format, the resulting text document may include recognition errors in the output file.

Questions and Feedback

Please contact Nancy Waite in Library Accessibility Services, x26058 or liblas@mcmaster.ca

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