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Well just learned from github that codex is no longer developed.
Not only that but jscholes.net is offline so version 2.1.1 is the
last version of thhis nice converter though you can still get it
though its unsupported so I am now in the market for a good
calibre frontend which is like it if I should ever need it.
For those that give a damn, if you go to www.keybase.pub/shauneve
you will be able to download codex 2.11 which is the last compiled
version of this as it would be a shame to lose it completely.
What I like about this is it uses the powerfull calibre engine to
convert books, remove drm and a few other things.
If only I knew that the thing was going away I would have pulled
any later versions.
James scholes has been offline since 2019 or there abouts.
On 3/12/2021 10:16 am, Quentin
On Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 5:13 AM
JM Casey <jmcasey@...
Edge can probably read epub
files with a plugin,b ut not natively. I've tried a few
plugins for both chromium and firefox and there seem to be
accessibility issues with many of them. I just use various
tools to convert to .txt file for the most part. Qread can do
this but it scrambles character encoding sometimes, rending
things like quotation marks and accents a whole lot of
nonsense characters on my braille display.
On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: December 2, 2021 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] eBook Readers with NVDA
I use QRead myself, but lots of people don't like it because
the author will abandon things for long periods of time.
Still, for me, it works pretty well, I haven't found another
program that reads all of the formats it does. But you do have
other options. Edge can read .EPUB files, I'm pretty sure, and
lots of things can read PDFs nowadays, most browsers for
example. If they won't come up as text you'll have to OCR them
with something anyway, in order to read them.
I've never gotten Calibre to do much of anything. Personally I
wouldn't restrict myself to something like the iPhone, not
only because I don't own one, but also because then you're
stuck with whatever Apple has.
There are lots of books that aren't in Apple's format.
Another option you didn't mention is Kindle for PC. This is
accessible and works well with NVDA, so much so that I signed
up for Kindle unlimited. There's also Bookshare, and NLS if
you're in the US, or whatever library service you've got in
your country, in case you're not hooked up with something like
On 12/2/2021 11:05 AM, David Russell wrote:
> Hello NVDA,
> This post is about eBook accessibility options with NVDA.
> Please comment on which may be the best alternative for
> vision, using NVDA to work with an acquired eBook reader?
> 1. QRead, is a pay-for product, designed by a blind user,
> 2. Calibre Reader, formerly used by the customer service
rep at my
> regional Library Service for the Blind. However, she is
> could not offer specifics. Her blind colleague has
> or knowledge concerning this issue.
> 3. Forego the first two options, purchase eBooks from
> and read on iPhone.
> 4. Get a paid subscription to use Scribde with NVDA
> Previously, I have published and purchased a couple other
> SmashWords. However, authors are opting for less readily
> means (Adobe PDF, TXT, or HTML) for one who purchases and
> More so, formats becoming standard are Moby and or ePub.
> requires one to have an eBook reader.
> Thanks for comment(s) in advance.
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