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Freedom Scientific's FSReader software opens a world of accessible reading material for the visually impaired. It is ssed with Digital Accessible Information SYstem (DAISY)-formatted talking books.

[edit] Features

FSReader™ delivers a host of powerful navigation tools for reading.

  • Go directly to a specific chapter, heading, or page
  • Set an unlimited number of annotated bookmarks with easy to remember names.
  • Speed up or slow down speech whether listening to a recorded narrator or synthesized speech
  • Switch between recorded audio and text with synthesized speech.
  • Read along with audio using one of Freedom Scientific’s refreshable braille displays.

FSReader teams up with JAWS®, the world’s premier screen reader, for easy accessibility, whether you read for pleasure, business, or school.

[edit] Book Sources

  • DAISY 2.0 and DAISY 3.0 e-books (the ANSI/NISO standard) like those available from Bookshare.org, and browse, read, and study.
  • Both the PC and PAC Mate versions of FSReader play AudioPlus® books from Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic® (RFB&D®) audio text book library.

[edit] Requirements

  • FSReader is available for desktop PCs running Windows® XP, 2000, ME, and 98.
  • Freedom Scientific’s popular BX 400 and QX 400 series PAC Mate accessible PocketPCs.
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