Archive for December, 2012

Accessible Books

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

In this final podcast of 2012, the Tech Doctor expresses his sincere appreciation for all who have participated by either listening to or appearing on the podcast over the last year.

The Tech Doctor asks the podcast listeners to let him know whether or not they are interested in him doing a detailed review of the state of Android accessibility on the Nexus 7 tablet.

The primary topic of this episode is a discussion of where we are with accessible electronic books in December of 2012.

At the time of this recording, the Tech Doctor uses four iOS apps on the iPhone 5, the Braille Sense, Book Sense and Amazon Kindle for reading Electronic books. The ability to access books in paperless braille, with synthetic speech and human narrators opens up a world of books that have never before been available to people who are blind.

Here is a list of links to the apps and resources that are discussed in the podcast.

Barns and Noble Nook App

Podcast demonstrating Nook app with VoiceOver

Apple iBooks


BookShare Read 2 Go app

Hims Home Page

National Library Service BARD site

Amazon Kindle Keyboard

Audible Home Page

Audible iOS app

The Tech Doctor hopes you enjoy this final podcast of 2012. See you in 2013.