[Athen] question on accessible windows application to read epub

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue May 29 19:04:51 PDT 2018

Some people have had trouble with Digital
Editions locking up on them. Also, I could be
wrong but it is my understanding that Adobe is no
longer updating the program -- so probably not the best choice.


At 12:04 PM 5/29/2018, you wrote:

>Hi Norm,


>As someone else here mentioned, Adobe Digital

>Editions works quite well with screen readers

>when reading ePub documents. You can usually

>press shift + tab from the content of the

>document and you will be placed in a table of

>contents. You can open the table of contents

>with the right arrow, navigate to the

>chapter/section you want, press enter, and then

>tab back into the content of the document, and

>you will be placed at the location you chose in the table of contents.


>Hope this helps.




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>-----Original Message-----

>From: athen-list

>[mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Norm Coombs

>Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:29 AM

>To: athen-list at u.washington.edu

>Subject: [Athen] question on accessiblewindows application to read epub


>Years ago, I used AMIS to read DAISY books on my PC. i had mistakenly

>assumed by now it would be upgraded to handle EPUB but apparently not.

>I know of windows software READHEAR by GH LLC and EasyReader by Dolphin

>but neiter is free for windows. (EasyReader has free apps for smart

>phones but so far as I understand not for windows.

>Can someone recomment a windows application that works OK with screen

>readers and will handle EPUB content?


>It seems to me it must be there but that I missed it somehow.




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