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Thursday, March 7, 2013

How Do You Like To Read?

Many people whether they are blind or sighted have different theories on the best way to read. I myself have grown acustomed and to love audio books. I love the freedom of downloading them from audible (dot) com. I just download all the books I want to my iPhone and listen to my heart's content.

I have heard that some blindy's like to read eBooks. In order to do this I hear that they use the talking software in their device to read them the material presented on the screen. While I have never tried this method, I'm not totally sure it would be for me. I personally prefer to have the narration come to me in dramatic acting style rather than a computerated voice.

This is not to say that it is not a perfectly wonderful way to enjoy reading. I'd like to sound off to my readers on this. What do you think? Whether you're blind, sighted or anything else, how do you like to read? If you are a fellow blindy, do you read eBooks? Let me know what you think in the comment section of this post.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Nicole,

    Great post on reading.

    I have been blind for just about three years now and have several devices which let me read. I can scan books with my Intel Reader, Play a CD Book on my personal CD player or computer, download an MP3 file book on my MP3 player or listen on my Kindle e-readers, I have two of those a Kindle DX and Kindle Touch.

    My favorite method to read, is my Kindle Touch, it is small enough to fit in a coat pocket and with ear buds sounds pretty good, especially the male voice setting, the female does have that clunky computer sound that you talk about. I use the DX mostly at home it is on my desk next to the computer.

    Second favorite are CD's and MP3 books along with a reader from my local blind library. I like those mostly for fiction books the readers dramatic reading is much easier to hear over the computer versions.

    I use an Intel Reader for textbooks, this machine requires quite a bit of work to read, scanning pages and such. I used it alot in the past to help me read textbooks while studying for me BA. I use it now to read newspapers and other material that is not available readily in either the kindle or CD/MP3/DAISY versions.

    All the best

    William

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