Tools & Services

BARD Mobile for Android

A service from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically handicapped (NLS) enables access to nearly 65,000 publications. With BARD Mobile, you can play talking books and magazines on your Android device.


Latest Release: BARD Mobile for Android v. 1.0.3

BARD Mobile version 1.0.3 for Android is available from Google Play. Adds a sleep timer to the Now Reading screen. Play screen is optimized for tablets. Numerous bug fixes.

BARD Mobile for iOS

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The free BARD Mobile app provides access to braille and talking books directly from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download service. BARD contains nearly 65,000 books, magazines, and music scores in audio and braille formats, with new selections added daily.


Latest Release: BARD Mobile App for iOS vs 1.1.1

With BARD Mobile app, eligible users can play the structured audio materials on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. These users whose devices are connected to a refreshable braille display through Bluetooth can also read the braille materials available on BARD. Free, available on iTunes. The updated version of the app comes with several bug fixes.

BookLink app for iOS

The Blind Foundation’s digital library now has an app for downloading books on an multitude of digital devices. The app is called BookLink. It has been designed for iPhones (4S and later).


Latest Release: BookLink app

The Blind Foundation's registered patrons can download this app from the Blind Foundation's website. Three different DAISY player modes are available in the BookLink app. They enable users to choose the DAISY player functionality that best suits their needs. More information is provided on the Blind Foundation website.

Daisylezer app

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Full search and play functionality for mobile platform:

  • Searching in online catalogue
  • Personal list on bookshelf
  • Direct stream from bookshelf
  • DAISY navigation
  • Works with iPhone/iPad
  • Multilingual
  • Works well with Apple’s VoiceOver.

Latest Release: Daisylezer App Version 2.02

Developed by Dedicon, designed to work with both - iPhone and iPad. Available from iTunes. Languages: English, Dutch, French, German.

DDReader app for Android

DDReader app

DDReader is a free application for reading accessible digital books in DAISY 3.0 format. It is compatible with text-only books, audio only with navigation and full text with audio.


Latest Release: DDReader app for Android v. 1.2

This DAISY reader app is available in three languages​​: Portuguese, Spanish and English. More information and download are available on Google Play.

Direct to Player app for Android

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Direct to Player is a service for people with print disabilities in Canada who use their public library's CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) service or the CNIB Library. This app works with Talkback and supports full DAISY functionality.


Latest Release: Direct to Player App for Android

The accessible Direct to Player app connects directly to the library (CNIB, CELA in Canada) and loads DAISY audio books and magazines onto your Android device. Available on Google Play.

Direct to Player app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Direct-to-Player app logo

Direct to Player is a service for people with print disabilities in Canada who use their public library's CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) service. The accessible Direct to Player app is also available.


Latest Release: Direct to Player App for iOS v. 1.0.7

This version contains minor display enhancements, some bug fixes and a new service announcement feature. Connects to the library (CNIB and CELA in Canada) and loads DAISY audio books and magazines onto your mobile device. Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6. Available on the App Store.

Go Read app

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Go Read is a free, open source eBook reader for Android. GoRead is developed by Benetech and based on the open source FBReader.


Latest Release: Go Read App for Android

Now you can access Reading Lists from your Bookshare account. Go Read interface now comes in Spanish too. Free, available on Google Play.

Learning Ally Audio app for Android

Learning Ally Audio

The Android version of the Learning Ally Audio app is available in the Google Play store. With the same functionality as the Apple app, it allows users to play any audiobook from the Learning Ally library, download books directly from your bookshelf, navigate by page or chapter, adjust the speed of audio playback, and add bookmarks.


Latest Release: Learning Ally Audio App for Android

Version 1.1.4 enables better proxy support. This app is available from Google Play.

Learning Ally Audio app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Learning Ally Audio App

Learning Ally members can explore Learning Ally’s extensive library of more than 80,000 audiobooks that are designed for people with print and learning disabilities. Learning Ally Audio application for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is available to individuals via the Apple iTunes store. Learning Ally online account is required to use the product, which offers advanced features for accessibility like bookmarking, chapter and page navigation, last position playback, variable speed control and more.


Latest Release: Learning Ally Audio App for iOS

Version 3.2.4 brings improved performance and improvements based on user feedback. More information and download are available on iTunes.

Learning Ally Link for iPhone & iPad

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Learning Ally memberships come with access to Link, an educational reading app for students who have print disabilities. Parent or Adult memberships require providing Learning Ally with proof of a print disability. Learning Ally is a non-profit serving students with learning & visual disabilities in the US.


Latest Release: Learning Ally Link for iPhone & iPad

Learning Ally Link for mobile is designed for learning through listening. Learning Ally provides more than 80,000 human-narrated audiobooks including textbooks for dyslexic, blind and visually impaired readers. Version 1.1 brings improvements to scrolling and app sensitivity. Also, there is a playback fix for classic audio books when switching from portrait to landscape. Go to iTunes to download.

Legimus app

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Legimus is an app from the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, MTM. This app is adapted to the needs of persons with reading disabilities.


Latest Release: Legimus: Updated with a new voice

To get access to talking books at MTM, patrons need to contact their local library for more information and registration. Users need to have a subscription to be able to listen to a newspaper in the app. Legimus app is available for both iOS and Android, download the latest version from the iTunes or Google Play. A new computer voice Ylva now narrates the newspapers.

Lydhør app

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Lydhør app turns mobile devices and tablets into a DAISY-compatible talking book player, supporting DAISY 2.02, DAISY 3 and EPUB 3 with media overlays.


Latest Release: Lydhør app for iOS and Android

Two Belgian companies Pyxima (a Friend of the DAISY Consortium) and Sensotec developed the Lydhør app. Registered NLB borrowers in Norway can use Lydhør to search for books in the NLB catalogue, borrow a book, and return it when they have finished reading it. Available on the AppStore on iTunes as well as Google Play.

Pratsam Reader app

Pratsam reader app on phone screen

Pratsam Reader App is a DAISY player customized for use by the visually impaired and those with print disabilities, which works on smartphones and tablets.

Features:

  • Navigate by page, heading, sentence or time interval
  • Playback with synchronized audio and highlighted text
  • Supports DAISY Online Delivery Protocol
  • Online and offline reading
  • Bookmarks support, resume from last reading position
  • Search text within a book
  • Adjustable text size and color
  • Adjustable navigation method and playback speed
  • Sleep timer
  • Available on iOS and Android in cooperation with Pyxima

Link to product page: http://www.pratsam.com/pratsam-reader-app-product.html.

Read2Go app for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

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Directly from within the Read2Go app, Bookshare members can find, download, and read books on their Apple device.


Latest Release: Read2Go app Version 1.1.1

Read2Go has been updated to work better with iOS 8. Updated buttons: Bookshelf is now titled “My Books,” and Search is now “Search Bookshare”. Read2Go is available for purchase on the iTunes Store.

Vision Australia Connect app for iOS and Android

Vision Australia Connect app

The Vision Australia Connect app allows users to read titles that are available through i-access®, the online library of Vision Australia’s Accessible Information Service (AIS).


Latest Release: Vision Australia Connect app

Through accessible and simple interface, users can listen to content such as books, magazines, and newspapers. Also, listen to podcasts and web radio stations. Users can choose to automatically connect to i-access® via Wi-Fi as a priority over a mobile network. To be able to use this app you have to be a registered member of the Vision Australia Library. Available from the App Store or Google Play.

What's new in Version 1.2.4:

  • Displays the full text of a title when it is available, including newspapers, with sentence highlighting.
  • Improved messaging feature to receive important messages from Vision Australia.