Software Playback Tools

AMIS (Adaptive Multimedia Information System)


AMIS is free open source DAISY playback software developed by the DAISY Consortium. Highlights of AMIS include its self-voicing interface, playback rate control, text searching and bookmarking, reading options, and page style customization. AMIS is available in multiple languages.


AMIS runs on Windows and supports DAISY 2.02 and DAISY/NISO-2005 books. Learn more about AMIS, DAISY Software Player and download AMIS at the AMIS project page on the DAISY Consortium website.

Bookshare Web Reader

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Bookshare Web Reader is the quickest and easiest way to access and read Bookshare books for Individual Members. Can be used on any computer running one of these browsers: Chrome 33+, Safari 6.1+ and Chromebooks 14+. VoiceOver or TalkBack is required to read aloud on mobile browsers. Special features include font size adjustments, three built in color schemes, synchronized text-to-speech and support for images.

Latest Release: Bookshare Web Reader

The current version is optimized for Google Chrome and provides text-to-speech with the voice installed on user's computer in addition to word highlighting. Bookshare Web Reader can also be used with other Internet browsers (Firefox, Safari), but may not have full functionality.


This reader works on Mac and Windows. More information is provided on the Bookshare blog.

DAISY Player by Jos Lemmens

DAISY player, available as a Ubuntu package and a full featured DAISY CD player for Linux.

Latest Release: Version 10.0 Now Available

Version 10.0 has been released. It will be available in the next version of Debian or in the new Ubuntu 15.04 and other Debian-based systems. For more information, please go to

Direct to Player App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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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. 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.

Dorina DAISY Reader (DDReader) for Windows

This open source DAISY 3 reading software was developed by the Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind in Brazil and is free to use and share. The DAISY books can be read by synthesized voice, pre-recorded narration, or text only.

Latest Release: Dorina DAISY Reader

For support, please go to the DDReader home page.


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EasyReader is an accessible talking book reader software, allowing readers to read and listen to content through a combination of text, speech and images.

Latest Release: Dolphin EasyReader Version 7.03

Version 7.03 provides support for organisational Bookshare accounts; enabling downloading of books against sub accounts rather than just the overall umbrella account. More information can be found on the Dolphin Computer Access website.


KBLL Reader

The Korean Braille Library has developed the KBLL Reader 1.0 with the Sims Line, a software developing company in Korea. KBLL Reader supports only audio and NCC DAISY books. The software is able to set book marking, control speed and volume, and allows the reader to move to chapter, page, or sentence. KBLL Reader can also search word and number (for instance page).


If you close the KBLL Reader to end reading, it automatically says the end page of reading. If a user uses KBLL Reader in a common place, like a library or school, this function is very useful.

For more information, please visit the official website for KBLL Reader.

Kolibre Vadelma

Kolibre Vadelma exemplifies the possibilities that exist with the open source software supporting DAISY. A talking book player can be built on various existing hardware platforms, including a Raspberry Pi unit. Kolibre Vadelma (the Finnish word for raspberry) supports the established DAISY 2.02 standard and the basic functions of the DAISY Online Delivery Protocol Version 1.0. The source code is available at and the instructions on how to build and test the player are available on a wiki at

Learning Ally Audio App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

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Learning Ally members can explore Learning Ally’s extensive library of more than 75,000 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 Chrome

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The audiobook reader designed especially for students with visual impairment, physical disabilities, and other learning disabilities, including dyslexia. Members of Learning Ally can access 80,000 audiobooks including literature and the largest selection of textbooks available anywhere.

Latest Release: Learning Ally Link v. 1.0.5

Chrome extension featuring unique VOICEtext technology: words are highlighted as they are read, improving comprehension. Also allows teachers and parents to track student progress and work together to help them succeed. Available from the Chrome store.

Learning Ally Link for Mac

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Learning Ally Link is an audiobook reader application designed especially for students with dyslexia, visual impairment and learning disabilities. Members of Learning Ally can access over 75,000 audiobooks including literature and the largest selection of textbooks available anywhere.

Latest Release: Learning Ally Link

Learning Ally Link makes it easier for students to read and thrive using audiobooks. Learning Ally audiobooks are human-narrated, equipped with unique VOICEtext technology that highlights words as they are read, therefore improving comprehension. Available in the Mac App Store.

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. Please submit your feedback to the Read2Go user forum.

Latest Release: Read2Go App Version 1.1.0

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.