Steve Redgrave launches EasyConverter at BETT

Sir Steve welcomes innovative new software to dyslexic and visually impaired computer users

11th Jan, 2007

Five-times Olympic gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave, visited the Dolphin stand at the BETT Show 2007 today to launch our innovative new software product, designed to help visually impaired and dyslexic students take maximum advantage of computer technologies.

Photo of Sir Steve Redgrave signing the poster on the Dolphin stand at Bett 2007

Spearheading the latest advances in converting standard printed books, graphics and texts into alternative formats using ‘altformat’ software, Dolphin EasyConverter will:

  • quickly and easily create DAISY, Braille, Large Print, text and MP3 files, without the need for alternative format creation expertise
  • handle a wide range of input files including Word and PDF documents, html and text
  • scan paper documents and simply convert them to an alternative format of choice
  • effortlessly manipulate graphics and diagrams, and add text, audio or Braille descriptions where considered beneficial
  • enable the user to choose an automatic creation option or edit the intermediary file to suit their need
  • allow intuitive and intelligent large print conversion, carefully handling page breaks, headings, graphics and other original formatting features
  • act as a simple to use, yet powerful tool that saves hours of laborious manual conversion.

Sir Steve Redgrave, who is dyslexic and with his daughter a long-standing user of Dolphin products, has welcomed the launch of EasyConverter.  He said: "As with the other Dolphin Easy range products, EasyConverter is really simple to use.  This is very important because many people with dyslexia suffer from short-term memory problems, so remembering complicated keystroke configurations can be tricky.

"It's great that a British company like Dolphin Computer Access is a world leader in regularly introducing innovative software which can make such a huge impact on the education of young people and on the everyday lives of adults too."