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Not yet but my plan is to try to maybe review some of these later
Of course weather I will do this before christmas is another
What may happen is that on christmas day or one of those dead
days I will probably do a podcast.
Christmas day is at my place and only in the evening.
So chances are since it is christmas I will not be going to the
gym as I usually do on a saturday.
Being its my own personal gym but even so.
Anyway who knows.
I'll note it down.
What I really want is a good ebook converter, ie epub, to htm,
text, etc mobi, etc.
Pdf I have plenty of converters but even so I'd like one.
Calibre is a good software package to use but the codex frontend
just makes it a lot better.
Its just a pitty no one works on it.
What needs to happen is someone other than me can find the old
site james had with the latest compiled version, I'd do it but
forget where on wayback I should look and somehow preserve it so
at least we can still use that version.
I like codex for its ease of use to convert the books to
something else I can read, like text or something.
On 4/12/2021 12:59 am, Ikrami wrote:
Have you tried bookworm? It is a free,
open-source, fully accessible and efficient e-book reader
designed for the blind by the blind. Check it here:
On Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 5:13 AM JM Casey
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
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 that.
On 12/2/2021 11:05 AM, David Russell wrote:
> Hello NVDA,
> This post is about eBook accessibility options with
> Please comment on which may be the best alternative
for one without
> vision, using NVDA to work with an acquired eBook
> 1. QRead, is a pay-for product, designed by a blind
user, Chris Toth.
> 2. Calibre Reader, formerly used by the customer
service rep at my
> regional Library Service for the Blind. However, she
is sighted. She
> could not offer specifics. Her blind colleague has
> or knowledge concerning this issue.
> 3. Forego the first two options, purchase eBooks
from Apple Bookstore
> and read on iPhone.
> 4. Get a paid subscription to use Scribde with NVDA
> Previously, I have published and purchased a couple
other books on
> SmashWords. However, authors are opting for less
> means (Adobe PDF, TXT, or HTML) for one who purchases
and read titles.
> More so, formats becoming standard are Moby and or
ePub. Hence, this
> requires one to have an eBook reader.
> Thanks for comment(s) in advance.
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