David, does speak on handle NFB Newsline content?
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Also, can the program use my screen reader?
At 09:56 AM 3/22/2020, David Griffith, wrote:
My actual Podcasts on Speak On are being distributed by Talking Computers
on a monthly basis and will appear on the Speak On website a month later
but you can find all the recordings below on SendSpace links which will
hopefully not be an issue. If there is an issue then I will try and put
them also on Open Â drive.
The main Speak On app is being continuously maintained by Isaac the
Program developer though he has no intentions to do major revisions of
The series is not complete as there will be further Podcasts on the RNIB
Daisy magazine Service, using the Podcasts app and the Music app to
I actually intend to replace and re-record the eBook Podcasts as half -
way through the volume increases which is a little distracting.
Speak On Resources
You can download Speak On media Suite from
Speak On Media Podcast
01 Introduction Speak on Media Suite.mp3
This Podcast covers setting up Speak On Media, changing the default
synthesiser to a more friendly voice and introduces you to the range of
by default, and then the further apps available through additional
02 Getting an Audio Books into Speak On Media Suite.mp3
This Podcast describes how shortcuts and the send to menu in File
Explorer can be utilised to make it much easier to import books and other
Speak On Media.
03 Playing Daisy and Audio Books in Speak On.mp3
This Podcast covers loading and reading of Daisy and Audio Books. It
explains Speak On navigation options, bookmarking, and varying the speed
of playback. It also introduces Speak Onâ€™s context sensitive help
04 Reading eBooks on Speak On
-Loading an eBook into the Speak On Directory through the Send To
-changing the Reading Voice.
- Navigation levels available in the eBook.
- Managing Bookmarks and getting book size information.
-Tabbing through the Player Bookmark list and Library view.
- Adjusting the speed and volume of book playback on the fly.
- Copying and pasting text from an eBook into Notepad.
- Saving Sections of the book as text files.
- Creating a "virtual eBook" based upon a search term.
05 Speak On and Internet Radio
This Podcast covers
- Using a free or paid Tunein account to access Radio in Speak On.
- Using the optional VI Radio app.
- Importing Radio Streams into the Other Media app to create a 3rd
Customised Internet Radio app.
Link to a Radio Streams folder to import into Speak On.
06 Using Speak On and the RNIB Reading Service.
This Podcasts covers downloading a daisy Book from the new RNIB Reading
Service and playing it in Speak On.
07 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 1 - Newspapers.
This Podcasts covers.
1. Advantages of using Speak On to easily access the eText Newspaper
service, including its Virtual Reader function to streamline reading.
Installing the task and logging into the eText service.
Loading of Newspapers, navigation and adjustment of speed and volume of
Setting up favourite papers.
Bookmarking and extracting articles into text files.
08 Speak On and the RNIB magazine Service
As unfortunately the RNIB have broken links to some of the Magazines and
not updated information to Speak ON, there is a need in some cases to
and import Magazines manually . This Podcasts describes this workaround
and explains why you would still want to use Speak On to read your
this use case.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf
Of David Griffith via Groups.Io
Sent: 22 March 2020 13:41
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
It is not a media player rather than a book reader but both and a
lot lot more.
I will send a list of my Podcasts on it in a minute,
From: Robert Kingett
Sent: 22 March 2020 01:44
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
The only thing I could find about speak on is the below website? The last
update was 2016. Is there a newer version I'm missing? It seems like it's
a media player rather than a book reader so if anybody has an updated
link, put it in the thread.