[Athen] Using VitalSource with a Screen Reader

Robert Spangler rspangler1 at udayton.edu
Mon Apr 6 10:04:34 PDT 2020

Hello, is there anyone who's blind who has used VitalSource Bookshelf with
NVDA or JAWS? I have been playing with it recently and I see that I can
have the text of a book read out loud with MS Speech API. This is
insufficient, however, because I want to be able to review the text of the
book with NVDA. This is particularly important when reviewing text by
character is necessary, such as when reading programming books. I don't
see a way to do this. Am I missing something or am I simply out of luck?


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