I know I am biased because I have done a
podcast series on this fantastic app but for me the best
accessible ePub Book reader on a PC , either paid, or free
, remains by a country mile remains the free Speak On Media
I am continually amazed it is never ever
mentioned as an accessible option for reading ePub books.
Just to mention a few of its features.
Customisation of book reading voice
including on the fly adjustment of reading volume and speed
of narration whilst reading a book through hotkeys. I know of
no other book reader which does this.
Able to easily navigate through a book by
chapter structure , headings, 50 lines, paragraph, sentence
line word or character.
Ability to easily set markers in text of
ePub books and copy and paste this text out of Speak On into a
Alternatively control a and control c will
copy the chapter as text.
Ability to get single key press on book
location and information.
Ability to resume reading from last
position read on any book even if file location has changed.
Bookmark management - ability to set and
It even has a virtual book creation
function based on a search term which is incredibly useful
for study purposes.
Suppose you have a long academic book you
need to search through to study a topic, you can in Speak On
define a search term and Speak On will produce a smaller
"virtual eBook” which will consists only of the chapters which
contain the key phrase or terms in your defined search
pattern. Again I know of no other accessible eBook reader
which contains this feature.
Just to mention just a few of the features.
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
Another option is to
install Thorium Reader from the Microsoft Store. It supports
EPUB books. Bookshare can be set so that it provides
downloads in EPUB format.
I wanted to share an open source Q Read
alternative called Bookworm. It does not have bookshare
support yet, nor does it support links, and headings, or
tables, but still. It's a free option. The main website is
below, where you can also read the manual.
I'm adding this to the accessible apps
github page when I have a moment.