reading google play ebooks


jeffs email <jeffarmstrong1380@...>
 

Hello; Anyone know how I can read a free google play book I found on the internet? The IE brings up the reference and a search screen but no actual text. Are they just scanned in books that haven't been put through OCR? I use win-10 and I also have an Iphone will either one access those books and is there an accessible way to do this? Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: André van Deventer
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 2:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: settings screen in windows 10

Seems that is the only to do it.

I'm ashamed to say that nvda seems to read that screen although there is no easy way to get to a certain file. You have to tab a hundred million times to get to a specific file.

Will try the file explorer way though.

Thanx all!

André

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Soronel Haetir
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2016 8:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: settings screen in windows 10

Yeah, I experience the same thing you describe, I would suggest you change file associations by using explorer instead.

Find the file you want to change the association for, bring up the context menu and then go down to "Open with" then select "Choose another app".

In the dialog that comes up you can select a program that has already been used to open that file type and check the "Always use this app to open xxx"

Or you can select use another app and on that list you can select from the full list of applications or browse for an executable not on the list, and again there is a checkbox to always use the select app.

On 10/6/16, André van Deventer <andredbsa@webafrica.org.za> wrote:
Hi all



I just installed Windows 10 today on a new computer and I must say I
find the experience quite pleasant.



I have one problem though.



I need to change the file associations. I can get to the right screen
but it is impossible to work on it. The computer becomes sluggish for
a few seconds and if you tab or shift tab on that screen nothing happens.
Routing
PC to Jaws simply gives you a blank screen.



This is with Jaws 17.



Any suggestions?



André


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Soronel Haetir
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Jeff,

         The answer to this question is somewhat dependent on what device you want to read the book on and what OS it is running.  Under Windows 10 there is a free app in the App store.  Under any version of Windows in a web browser you should be able to go to books.google.com to find the book you want and read it.  I was just on the books.google.com site with NVDA and there appears to be an accessibility mode available when you're using a screen reader via a button that's invisible to the sighted world but that gets focus via the screen reader.

          If what you're trying to read is not something you'd like to keep private, can you share what it is you're trying to get at and the URL?
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


jeff armstrong <jeffarmstrong1380@...>
 

The title doesn’t seem to matter, I went back to get the exact title and I noticed that there was a msg on screen about the book not being in “flowing text” or similar intended as a warning I guess to Jaws users.
 

Sent: Friday, October 07, 2016 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: reading google play ebooks
 

Jeff,

         The answer to this question is somewhat dependent on what device you want to read the book on and what OS it is running.  Under Windows 10 there is a free app in the App store.  Under any version of Windows in a web browser you should be able to go to books.google.com to find the book you want and read it.  I was just on the books.google.com site with NVDA and there appears to be an accessibility mode available when you're using a screen reader via a button that's invisible to the sighted world but that gets focus via the screen reader.

          If what you're trying to read is not something you'd like to keep private, can you share what it is you're trying to get at and the URL?
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James