[Athen] Using VitalSource with a Screen Reader

kerscher at montana.com kerscher at montana.com
Mon Apr 6 11:08:32 PDT 2020


I use NVDA all of the time. Most blind users are using version 7.6.4.

Results of testing can be found at http://www.epubtest.org

There is also testing with Jaws. Both work about the same.

Version 9.1.2 is difficult to use with a screen reader, and they are planning to create shortcut keys, which will make this version much easier to use.



From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Robert Spangler
Sent: Monday, April 6, 2020 11:05 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Using VitalSource with a Screen Reader

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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