[Athen] free accessible EPUB reader?

Karlen Communications info at karlencommunications.com
Sat Mar 2 11:15:21 PST 2019

Thank you. I created my first EPUB book in Calibre but can't seem to read it
using my screen reader/JAWS current version in the Calibre viewer. I'm using
Windows 10 but appreciate the Mac/iOS info as I have both.

Cheers, Karen

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It depends on the operating system and which Assistive Technology one is
using. On Windows, I like Edge, which is the default reader for epub on that
OS. There are some accessibility issues with screen readers, but the
features for persons with learning differences is terrific. You can also
"side load" a title in to VitalSource, Stay away from Digital Editions,
which is horrible. On IOS, Apple Books, was iBooks works well, and there are
many more. A list of suggestions is at the link below. We will be updating
this soon. The review is based on evaluations we conduct at epubtest.org


Also, feel free to email me directly at kerscher at montana.com
<mailto:kerscher at montana.com>



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Subject: [Athen] free accessible EPUB reader?


It's been a long time since I taught how to create Daisy books and knew what
readers were accessible.

I'm taking a look at EPUB and I've created a book from one of my tutorials.
I now want to read it, but didn't want to use the Calibre viewer/the app I
used to create the book as I want to see how it reads in another viewer.

Any suggestions on a free but good EPUB reader that is accessible? What are
students and faculty using?

Cheers, Karen

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