ReadHear DAISY Talking Book Player
This DAISY player includes text highlighting, not currently available in the free Olearia player and also reads more formats than Olearia can.
The new features come at a steep price though: ReadHear Mac does have a 30 day trial version available, but at US$119 the cost may be more than most users are willing (or able) to pay.
ReadHear™ Mac is the first ever fully-featured Digital Talking Book player for the Mac! The great accessibility features available in the gh PLAYER™ are no longer limited to the PC. ReadHear Mac provides excellent benefits to those who enjoy and appreciate learning and listening to all types of books, articles, and documents.
- Support for MathML, NIMAS 1.1., & DAISY/ NISO 2005. ReadHear Mac is the first DAISY DTB player that supports all updated specifications on the Macintosh.
- Bookshare, RFB&D AudioPlus, Educational Publishers, e-Pub, & DRM Supported soon!
- Keyboard shortcuts can be used for quicker access to menu items and functions. Text highlighting is also used to help the reader follow along as the book is being read. The Library feature organizes and stores all of your books for future use and will even find books that are already on your Mac.
- Use the Sidebar to quickly jump to parts of a book by selecting Headings, Pages, Bookmarks, and Search. Additional audio navigation methods include: heading, page, sentence, and word mode. Add a bookmark whenever you like in the book and include your own additional notes.
ReadHear Mac automatically checks for updates to ensure you always have the most up-to-date version. Once a book is opened, playback automatically starts. You can then choose to pause, go forward, go backwards, or repeat content. ReadHear Mac uses the voices that come standard with your Macintosh. Built-in spelling and dictionary features augment your reading and comprehension experience. Additionally, ReadHear Mac has been well-tested for use with VoiceOver.
- Ricky Buchanan