USEFUL SOFTWARE LINKS
Last Updated on: June 10, 2012
We hope you will find these links useful and not a dead end. If you have any suggestions for programs that you find accessable then drop me an email and we can include them.
An excellent free program for reading books in an mp3 format is 1by1. I use it as you can press the spacebar at any point within an mp3, close the program, come back another day and start the program, press the spacebar and carry on from where you left off as long as you don't close the book in the meantime and, say, use the program to play other files, like music. It is small enough to install purely as a book reader and use media player or winamp for your music without any conflicts. Only thing worth mentioning is that when using it, always go to the menu and select compact mode once the book has started otherwise every time it starts the next file Jaws reads out the file name off the title bar which is annoying. You select the folder containing the files and it plays them in order unless you select other. Great.
A text to speech reader called ultra hal, which probably isn't useful as such when you have a screen reader, is below but this one is different in as much as it converts text to wave file as well. Useful sometimes.
Another mp3 player which has a good write-up for accessability, although I haven't tried it yet is Media Monkey. If you try it, let me know what it's like.