DDReader Alternatives

    DDReader is described as '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'. There are eight alternatives to DDReader for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, iPad, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Read Aloud, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DDReader are Voice Dream Reader (Paid), MAX DaisyPlayer (Free), DaisyDuck (Free, Open Source) and EasyReader (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 28, 2021

    1. An extension for Chrome browser. Let's you select text from screen and read it. Capable of reading in different languages. Speed, pitch and other settings available.
    2. Voice Dream Reader lets you listen to any document and ebook using text-to-speech. Text-to-Speech - One premium Acapela voice of your choice free with the purchase of the app. - 36 built-in iOS voices in 27 languages are also available for free.
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    3. MAX the DAISY Player, a free player for Microsoft Windows.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      The goal of this project is to provide the playback of online books and the playback of local books (reachable directly on a physical media). The interface is simplified for a quick handling, even for people with an handicap like partially sighted p.
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      • Windows
      EasyReader is a software digital talking book player, allowing the user to read and listen to content through a combination of text, audio and images.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      AMIS is a software program that you can use to read DAISY books. It is self-voicing, meaning that no specialized screen-reading software is needed in order for it to be used by visually impaired people.
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    4. iPlayText reads text to you. It turns wikipedia articles into podcasts. It gives your tired eyes a rest. Features include: • No ads. • Works offline, no network required. • Listen to arbitrary text in any of the 30+ supported languages (see list below).
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    5. Pratsam Reader Win is an accessible DAISY book player customized for the visually impaired and print disabled, for use with computers running Microsoft Windows.
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