DAISY Books on Mobile Phones and Multimedia Devices

Symbian

Daisy2Go, mobile player/viewer for books that conform to the DAISY 2.02 specification is available for phones utilizing S60 3rd or 5th Edition. Daisy2Go is a part of the Nuance Accessibility Suite, and it has been optimized for Nuance TALKS to allow for easy switching between audio and textual content. It is free for users who own a license of TALKS&ZOOMS Premium Edition.

IOS

Read2Go developed by Benetech is an accessible DAISY player for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. From within Read2Go, you can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership, as well as read DAISY books from other sources.

The app gives you full control over visual choices for font size and color, background and highlighting color, and text-to-speech preferences. Read2Go features word-by-word highlighting for multi-modal reading.

Voice Dream Reader is a paid app, available on iTunes, for both the iPhone and iPad. Navigation of full text / full audio DAISY books is not yet supported, but Voice Dream Reader now supports DAISY content in both audio and text.

Daisylezer app is available on iTunes, but users need to ask for a demo account from Dedicon as you can't launch the app without a username and password.

Learning Ally Audio app can play Learning Ally content only.

Voice of DAISY Light and Voice of DAISY (VOD), play "Full audio with NCC" and "Full-audio, full-text" books conforming to the DAISY 2.02 Standard.

Android

Darwin Reader for Android supports all flavors of DAISY digital talking books, including DAISY 2 and DAISY 3 text and audio formats. Books can be easily transferred from your computer to your phone. This app integrates with Bookshare.

The DDReader app is a digital book reader that can be used for reading digital content in DAISY 3 format on Android platform. Get it from the Google Play store.

Go Read is a FREE accessible e-book reader for people with print disabilities. Go Read works on a variety of Android tablets and phones (Android 2.2 Froyo or above). Features include searching and direct download of books from Bookshare and reading with voiced navigation and text-to-speech. It supports books in DAISY 3 text and EPUB 2 formats.

Very simple Open Source DAISY/EPUB reader for Android is available in different languages.

You can also review the table containing information about the various features of portable media / DAISY players.



This page was last edited by VLuceno on Sunday, February 14, 2016 17:44
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Comments

The "Daisy2Go" link is broken. And looks like this app is not available anywhere on the web, unfortunately.

http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/by-solution/talks-zooms/daisy/index.htm

Regards
Olaf

The DAISY2Go link has been updated now. This app is a part of the NUANCE TALKS package and is available without additional cost to the buyers of TALKS software.

Very interesting post because of that it is now easy to read books from mobile phones. Thanks for this.