Re: Q Read alternative

hurrikennyandopo ...

Hi david

could I link to those files in a page I am putting together?

I was not aware of them until you posted them.

If I can then I will also put it into a page where they can get it from etc etc so it makes it easier for people to find.

Gene nz

On 23/03/2020 2:56 am, 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  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 app.


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 follow.

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 apps available

by default, and then the further apps available through additional optional plugins.


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 content into

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 and volume

of playback. It also introduces Speak On’s context sensitive help feature.



04 Reading eBooks on Speak On

This covers.

-Loading an eBook into the Speak On Directory through the Send To Menu.

-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 playback.

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 download

and import Magazines manually . This Podcasts describes this workaround and explains why you would still want to use Speak On to read your magazines in

this use case.






From: <> 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,


David Griffith


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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.


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