National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) DAISY books
NIOS is a government of India institute. It publishes text books in PDF and some in DAISY and some in EPUB also
Please see: http://www.nios.ac.in/online-course-material/secondary-courses/english-(202)-syllabus.aspx
We have students with dyslexia (print disability) who have enrolled in NIOS secondary.
I am carrying out trials to read DAISY format text books using software readers
I downloaded a Book in zip format and extracted 202_ClassX_English_part1 (file folder)
The folder has many *.smil files and *.mp3 files. It does not have any other type of files.
DDReader+ could not read it as it was looking for an OPF file, which is not present
A demo version of Dolphin Easy Reader also failed to read it,
I then tried two other NIOS text books Both of which had a file 'ncc.html'. Dolphin Easy Reader could opne and provide audio output of these books. But, DDReader+ could not open them (no OPF file)
1. Is there an error in book '202_ClassX_English_part1' as it does not have a 'ncc.html' file? Can NIOS rectify this?
2. When I used Dolphin Easy Reader to open the other NIOS text book that includes the "ncc.html" I could hear the words but I could not see the text line by line . I.e. Dolphin gave me audio output did it not provide 'synchronised read-aloud' of text and audio.
Students with dyslexia do benefit when they receive dual sensory input from their books. Does the structure of this NIOS DAISY textbook prevent it from synchronised read-aloud or is it a limitation of Dolphin Easy Reader?
3. Which reader will provide synchronised read-aloud' of NIOS DAISY Textbooks? NIOS advises aksing SAKSHAM for guidance
3. AMIS: we tried AMIS. It aborts on Windows 10 laptops (we tried 3 laptops). So we do not know if AMIS would give us the desired facility