Re: Reading epub books with NVDA

Sean Murphy


EPub is HTML. If the reader shows the content as plain text, then it fails as a EPub reader. As you are loosing all the HTMl mark-up structure and other ability of jumping through the books, ETC. Some readers I have use their own TTS engine which I classify this as a failure because you cannot navigate by links, buttons, etc. If there is one that does this, I am very interested in looking at. Personally, for a screen reader this is a duplicate functionality.

The browser option some are not accessible because you cannot find the button to open the Epub or the focus is not placed into the Epub book. Firefox version has this issue. Edge seems to work okay with NVDA, but have not tested in depth.

IF any stand-only EPub readers retain the HTMl structures and also can read Digitally secured versions. I am very interested in checking out with NVDA.

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From: <> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, 7 July 2019 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading epub books with NVDA

Try Chrome with the Readium extension. I haven't used it recently, but it seems to be fairly accessible, and there are accessibility specialists working on it.

On 7/6/19 6:19 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
well codex at is probably what you want.

I think thats right, its calibre with a frontend and converts your
book to whatever you need.

Getting something like dolphin easy reader is 80 bucks, and can read
epub, not sure if readers like amis can read epub.

On 6/07/2019 8:51 PM, Felix G. wrote:
Hi folks,
I'm looking for a convenient and easy way to read an epub book with
NVDA. With epub being just html plus metadata and some additional
content wrapped in a zip container, I feel this shouldn't be
complicated. Any helpful pointers would make my day.
I know about Calibre and converting books to docx/pdf/txt. That's not
what I mean. I'd like to be able to open an epub and start reading
without jumping through hoops.
Thanks in advance,


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