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e-Book Readers

This is started so that comparison can be together.
See also the message for "Kindle 2".

It would help if evaluatin links were posted here.

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Have not yet started reading eBooks, so this was very valuable information for me!! After this, I have become confident to try and read them and I am sure that I’ll get all the help from my teachers at school!! We really are fortunate to get tools like this which will help us to read and understand so much especially since it was the audio which makes our effort even less!! Keep giving us more information like this!!
http://www.alert-1.com


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I just found this site on a Google Alert for Assistive Technology:
http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/TextToAudio....
They have a number of text-to-speech products. I searched AFB to see if AccessWorld had covered them, but struck out. What impressed me were what I thought were reasonable prices. I am not a screen reader user, not in a position to judge. ===gm===


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Dorrie Rush who has low vission and works at the Lighthouse in NY, has told about her use of the new Intel e-reader on her blog "Dorrie's Sight":
http://dorriessight.blogspot.com/
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The NYTimesOnline had a very critical report on the Nook:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/10/technology/perso...
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I posted also a reply on the Kindle site.Does anyone know about the quality of the "voice" on the Kindle. Someone told me that it was not good and someone would not want to listen to a complete book using it. They said it was the quality of a regukar audio book.
There is also the issue of what books are available on audio.

Any comments ?

Michael


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The November '09 issue of AccessWorld compares BookSense, PLEXTALK Pocket, and Victor Reader Stream and offers additional information from the makers.
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Here is a review of intel's new e-reader by Mr. Wikstrom of Business Week:
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_50...
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Walt Mossberg's review of the new Intel $1500 e-Reader is at:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527487042...
He flubs it a bit by not distinguishing well between its effectiveness In enlargement vs. in text to speach. It mentioned the Intel website as a place to learn more Bt I can only copy one thing at a time. ===gm===


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Here is a users description of the new ILS Talking Book:
http://www.helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/ar...
It includes his email address.
If you correspond with him you might invite him to visit AFB's Tech Talk. ===gm===


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Yeah GM, I brought this up in your Sapphire review post

http://www.afb.org/message_board_replies2.asp?Topi...

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3 . Re: Sapphire, hand held CCTV by Freedom Scientific
Posted by hardsell on 08/27/2009

I had another thought and added an example of an E-reader on my hand held cctv monitor size page http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ASQ8gh1ja9JSZGc3... showing the Amazon Kindle Dx screen size but it only goes to a 20 point font I had also added the examples of different magnifications in two cctv screen sizes

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that and my idea of using digital cameras for far vision, ie; reading street signs, street lights, I hadn't seen elsewhere the e-reader could be a good thing for low vision readers if they up the font sizes a bit.....


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