That is a great point - we have been using Don Johnston's Read Outloud
Bookshare Edition as a good free option for PCs with upgraded free
voices from Acapela - both available for download from Bookshare's
site - http://www.bookshare.org/readingTools when you are logged in.
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Bookshare.org offers a great resource for ebooks but I wouldn't recommend RWG as the only reader for those; BS's list of Reader Tools is worth looking at. http://www.bookshare.org/readingTools#mobileDevices
> ReadWriteGold is an assistive technology program that is somewhat costly. If all you need is a Reader then I wouldn't recommend RWG, the text to speech function essentially just uses windows built in text to speech engine but makes you go through it's interface after you've converted the ebooks to work.
> Elizabeth McCarthy
> Technology Integration Specialist
> 802-229-0321 x5224
> From: School Information Technology Discussion [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bjorn Behrendt [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 9:30 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: single source for electronic textbooks in VT
> No, I missed that one too. Does anyone have any more information on it?
> Bjorn Behrendt
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> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> am I the only person who did not know this?
> "Please let me know if you need help with Bookshare. It is the
> designated "NIMAS" site for Vermont. That means it is the only place you can
> get textbooks in alternative formats for VT students. ..."
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> State NIMAS/NIMAC Coordinator
Chittenden Central Supervisory Union
Assistive Technology Integration Specialist
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