[Athen] Questions re: DAISY on iPhone, iPad

Pratik Patel pratikp1 at gmail.com
Sat May 8 20:35:32 PDT 2010

Hi, shelley,

I did purchase this app. I'm afraid I found it to be cumbersome to use and
not as accessible with Vo as it should've been. It was certainly not worth
the $25.

Take this with a grain of salt because I've involved in a project that is
developing a DAISY software package for the platform. This package will
support full DAISY 3.0 playback. For now, it will playback any type of
audio natively supported by the iPhone OS. I've heard of rumors that
another group is developing a similar package.



-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Shelley Haven
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2010 9:22 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Questions re: DAISY on iPhone, iPad

Hi all!

1. Have any of you used the iPhone app "Voice of DAISY"
(http://www.cypac.co.jp/vodi/index.html)? If so, what are your impressions?
(At $25.99, I'd like to get some unbiased opinions before purchasing.) The
website says it only works with DAISY 2.02 (but not 2.0 or 3.x) books which
have "full audio with NCC" or "full audio and full text", so I assume that
rules out Bookshare books. (It also says the app will work with VoiceOver,
but that it's "not...convenient").

2. Are you aware of any other iPhone/iPad DAISY apps under development?


Shelley Haven ATP, RET
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