Please Reed

Reed's blog about accessibility, Microsoft Office, and more.

Please Reed

  • Save as DAISY is Launched and Publishing

    After months of development I am happy to announce that we have launched the first completed version of the Open XML to DAISY translator. This represents the output of a great partnership between DAISY, Sonata Software (one of our incredibly talented...
  • Microsoft at CSUN

    Alas, I have neglected my blogging duties these past few weeks as I have been travelling around the clock. I owe some people some information and resources and so will have that up over the course of this week. First, I wanted to provide everyone with...
  • Going to ATIA

    Early this coming week, I will be headed to Orlando for the ATIA 2008 Conference. I will be speaking on a few topics (including the DAISY translator) at the Microsoft Education stage that we are setting up this year (I will add the full schedule for the...
  • Open XML to DAISY v1 is Live!

    Well, January 25 th is upon us and I am happy to announce that if you head over to the project site on SourceForge, the first release (v1, alpha, M1, low grade dog food without gravy, etc) is ready to try out. Keep in mind that it is going to have some...
  • Excited

    It's late here in Redmond (about 9:30PM) but there is a lot going and I am incredibly stoked about the release of the beta tomorrow. I've been combing the test results today and additional documentation. In short, I couldn't be happier with the work Sonata...
  • DAISY, Office, Accessibility

    More so than any other topic, I really want to focus this blog on accessibility because working in this area is by far the most rewarding part of my job (It’s not like service packs and Word aren’t fun. To be blunt, it’s just that thought of making technology...
  • Jumping In

    Welcome to my blog. Quick intro, I work on the Microsoft Office technical product management team. Within our merry ranks lands responsibility for accessibility, file formats, sustained engineering (service packs, etc.), deployment, security, and more...