moderated Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10


Cristóbal
 

I use the portable version of QRead and have it placed in my Google Drive folder so I can have synchronicity across my computers. The only thing QRead really doesn’t do and would be very helpful is to highlight or make notes. This is especially lacking for nonfiction stuff where you’re trying to learn something. If there’s a program that does this, I’d like to know. I believe Kindle supports note taking and highlighting, but I don’t think those features are available when using Jaws. That and at least for me, I don’t want to be locked into the Amazon ecosystem.

All in all, I’m happy with QRead, but the developer’s pretty much abandoned it so if it were to ever brick, that’ll be that then. Not saying it will any time soon, but just something to keep in mind..

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sean Murphy
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

If you are seeking for an accessible EPub reader. QRead and Dolphin Easy reader are two programs which are specifically design for Vision Impaired. Dolphin easy Reader is a better program in my for EPub readers.
There is another one which is main stream which I don’t have the name at hand.

 

Sean

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, 29 June 2020 6:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

Hi again, Richard and list. I finally found Speak On, but it is not a text to speech app, it is a translation app.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

What David meant was that the app, speak On is free.

I think it is a Windows program.

 

 

 

Richard

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

So where do you download Free Speak, and is it for the PC as well as iPhone

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible EPUB reader for Windows 10

 

There are a number of options.

Q Read - which is a paid application provides epub , PdF and mobi book support. .

There are a number of Text to Speech based readers. Paid and unpaid.. For me the best by far is  the free Speak On which has a range of excellent features for ePub reading in its confusingly  named  Text Publications app.

 This has  as  well as text ,  ePub support, including book marking , navigation levels, header and chapter navigation, on the fly control of book reading speed  and   volume and  including a range of other features. You can even create  a “virtual eBook” based on a search term which will pull out all the relevant sections of an ebook which is very useful for academic study. There is also full capacity to export to text to a word processor by simple copy and paste.

 

David Griffith  

 

On 28 Jun 2020, at 20:41, Joe <joet1226@...> wrote:

 

Does any one know of an accessible Windows 10 EPUB reader? I have some types of these files I would like to access on my PC.

Joe

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