Re: Publishing an eBook with NVDA


David Griffith
 

Sorry I sent this to the wrong list.

Should have come to this list.

No – Codex is an alternative to Calibre developed specifically for Visually Impaired People  by a VI Programmer  called James Scholes. It is intended for converting between virtually any document format  to ePub Mobi Kindle etc.

 

It is also advertised as being able to remove Kindle DRM for Accessibility Purposes – but there are lost of Caveats to that conversion ability.  Basically in relation to Kindle conversion it only works with Kindle PC 1.17. Not 1.14 Accessibility Plugin version or latest Kindle 1.19 accessible with NVDA. I am not clear if this is a limitation or design as it is made clear the DRM stripping ability is for personal accessibility access only.

 

As I say I find it very useful just for context menu instant conversion between Word, RTF, txt , epub mobi  and so on.

 

 

 

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From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: 23 March 2017 22:50
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Publishing an eBook with NVDA

 

Were you asking about how to obtain Calibre?  Sorry, I meant to include the link in my earlier e-mail.  Download it from https://calibre-ebook.com/

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 6:04 PM, David Griffith <daj.griffith@...> wrote:

I used Google to look for Codex and James Scholes it was the first or second result.

 

 

David Griffith

 

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From: slery
Sent: 21 March 2017 05:01


To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Publishing an eBook with NVDA

 

How does one obtain this program?

 

Cindy

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 7:40 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Publishing an eBook with NVDA

 

I thought it was just worth mentioning that the Codex program produced for VI Users by James Scholes includes an Explorer context menu shortcut which converts from many document formats to ePub Mobi and  other formats and back.

 

So with this program just focus on your Word Document  in Explorer, bring up the context menu, select Codex and then convert to ePub from your available options.

Seems to work fine in the limited use I have made of it.

This program is most often cited for Kindle DRM Removal but these other ottions are also very useful.

 

David Griffith

 

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From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: 20 March 2017 10:05
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Publishing an eBook with NVDA

 

I haven't used Smashwords, although I have published on other platforms.  One tool I have used is Calibre which converts documents to and from a number of formats, including ePub (and mobi).

 

Once you have an ePub, it's worth running through: http://validator.idpf.org/ which will test whether there are any major ePub validation errors which will often throw up red flags on various publishing sites (Apple iBooks will reject books which don't pass that validator for instance - or at least, if they reject you, they recommend fixing any errors that site shows).

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 11:16 AM, Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@...> wrote:

Hi David,

I have published a book on smashwords some years ago.  The process is accessible but you need your book formatted correctly which is where you  may want to get sighted assistance to verify the formatting like uniform fonts being used etc. Yes, it may be possible to format correctly with NVDA but the process is tedious not because of NVDA but the way a screen reader works and presents information via speech. If we could get a tool like the Jaws text analyser,  verifying formatting etc., would become easier. Yes, there is already a ticket about this.

Pranav



 

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