[Athen] Creating MP3s?

tristenbreitenfeldt at gmail.com tristenbreitenfeldt at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 13:04:10 PST 2021

Hi Russell,
You can also use OpenBook 9.0 for converting text to mp3 files. Simply
import or scan your document into OpenBook, then select the Save to mp3
option in the File menu.

Hope that helps.

Tristen Breitenfeldt

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Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2021 23:00:21 +0000
From: Russell Solowoniuk <solowoniukr at macewan.ca>
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Hi everyone,

We need to convert a textbook to an MP3 format for a student. We haven't
done this in quite a few years. In the past we used TextAloud with good
results, but that was a long time ago.

Is TextAloud still the best tool for converting a Word document to MP3
format? How does NaturalReader compare with TextAloud in this regard? Any
other programs that work better?

Thanks for any ideas and advice.

Best regards,


Russell Solowoniuk
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Hi Adina,

I've recently been working with a Graduate student on Nvivo. She's relying
heavily on shortcut options listed at

I worked with her as someone who could help explain accessible ways to
navigate while one of her college peers/supervisors helped us know which
features she needed to access. There were a few items that weren't reading
correctly but we were able to figure out alternative ways to access/input
info. Like all programs, it's not fully accessible, but it was more
accessible than I was expecting based on the interface I saw. She's just
beginning to use the program so my experience is based on a very small
portion of what I expect this application can do.


Dawn Hunziker

IT Accessibility Consultant, Sr. | Disability Resources

The University of Arizona | hunziker at arizona.edu

drc.arizona.edu<http://drc.arizona.edu/> |


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Hi everyone,

I?m wondering if anyone has info about accessibility of any qualitative
research software?

The names of the products I looked for are:

* Atlas.ti- has a VPAT from 2013 posted on its site. (Not too
* NVivo- I found this VPAT with no
rvices/nvivo_vpat.pdf> that I could find on CSU?s site. It says NVivo ?uses
3rd party software? that didn?t/doesn?t work with screen readers. It
doesn?t say which features don?t work. NVivo?s site says it works with
ut-nvivo/accessibility.htm#UseascreenreaderwithNVivo> here. Dept of
Veterans Affairs found it was ?not conformant? with Section
508<https://www.oit.va.gov/Services/TRM/ToolPage.aspx?tid=6085> in June
* ?MAXQDA? ?VPAT? -didn?t find any relevant results on Google and I
didn?t find any accessibility info on its site
* "Dedoose" "vpat" -didn?t find any relevant results on Google and I
didn?t find any accessibility info on its site
* "Provalis research text analytics software" "vpat" -didn?t find any
relevant results on Google and I didn?t find any accessibility info on its

Names of some others I didn?t look up are

* Raven?s Eye
* Quirkos

I would consider other qualitative research software if I find any that?s
screen reader accessible. I?m sighted and this is planning ahead for a
project where I might be working with colleague(s) who are blind or have
other disabilities.

Thank you for any ideas!

Adina Mulliken

Silberman School of Social Work and Urban Public Health Library

Hunter College, CUNY

Phone: will reply via phone or video chat upon request

Pronouns: she/her

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