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The evolving world of digital audio books and players

The Evolving World of Digital Audio Books and Players

South Carolina

Assistive Technology Expo

March 15, 2011

Presenters: Lee Speer, Clay Jeffcoat, and Marty McKenzie, SC School for the Deaf and the Blind


Objectives

Objectives

  • Identify a variety of digital book players for people with visual impairments and learning styles.

  • Identify sources for obtaining digital books and players.

  • Update on new digital audio book players and refinements to existing players that benefit readers of all ages.


Digital audio books

Digital Audio books

There are a variety of audio book styles:

  • Plain text

  • Text with markup

  • Plain audio

  • Audio with markup

  • Audio, text and markup.


Available formats

Available formats

  • mp3

  • wav

  • ogg

  • wma

  • xml

  • Daisy (Digital Assessable Information Sys)


Free digital books

Free Digital Books

Project Gutenburg

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

Loud Lit

http://www.loudlit.org/

Librivox

http://librivox.org/

Check your local library


Membership required audio books

Membership required Audio Books

RFBD: http://www.rfbd.org/

Bookshare: http://www.bookshare.org/

NLS: http://www.loc.gov/nls/

Audible: http://www.audible.com/


Obtaining digital books

Obtaining Digital Books

  • Each source has it’s own procedure for downloading.

  • All files are large.

  • Audio files are very large.

  • Files are packaged and must be “unpackaged” prior to use.


Unpacking and moving files

Unpacking and Moving Files

  • RFBD download manager

  • Humanware companion

  • WinZip

  • Windows Explorer


The evolving world of digital audio books and players

UAK

  • Playing RFB&D or NLS audiobooks.

  • Must have an User Authorization Key (UAK).


Examples of hardware players

Examples of Hardware players

Victor Reader

Stream


Hardware con t

Hardware (con’t)

Victor Reader

Classic


Hardware con t1

Hardware (con’t.)

Bookport

Plus


Hardware con t2

Hardware (con’t.)

NLS

Digital

Talking Book

Player


Hardware con t3

Hardware (con’t.)

Braille Plus

Mobile

Manager


Examples of software players

Examples of Software players

  • Victor Reader Soft

  • "RFB&D Audio" App


Questions

Questions?


The evolving world of digital audio books and players

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