[Athen] EPUB's

Sorensen, Neal B neal.sorensen at mnsu.edu
Mon Mar 4 13:27:04 PST 2019

I tried to send this earlier, but it didn't seem to reach the listserv. I'm sending again!...

For EPUB, I think your best bet is Microsoft Edge (provided you're on a PC). It has built-in EPUB support, a navigation and options toolbar, and Edge has a "Read Aloud" feature which has made me rethink it's viability as a browser. You don't have to bring your own TTS reader to Edge, it will do that itself.

Alternatively, I think Google Drive has an EPUB reader feature, but it's BYOR (bring your own reader). Or on a Mac, iBooks will read an EPUB, that has a TTS reader built-in too, though I have not tested that personally. Smartphone readers are pretty good too.

Support for EPUBs is catching up a bit, but slowly... Karen: I'm curious what your experiences were in creating an EPUB with Calibre? I have tried that, but found it pretty cumbersome and confusing with all the options and configuration that was possible.

Neal Sorensen
Access Specialist
Accessibility Resources
Minnesota State University, Mankato
132 Memorial Library
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-389-5242
FAX: 507-389-1199
Email: neal.sorensen at mnsu.edu<mailto:neal.sorensen at mnsu.edu>

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