Darwin Reader App for Android

Darwin Reader

is the first accessible book reader app for Android designed specifically for blind, low vision, and print disabled users. The app fully supports DAISY formatted audio and text books.

Book Reader App for Android Accessible from Ground Up
Read books using your preferred interface. For blind and low vision users, this book reader for Android app is completely navigable with the arrow keys. All menus are fully vocalized. Users with dyslexia and other print disabilities can quickly navigate by tapping the stylized graphics on the screen.

During playback, choose between two modes of operation. In the “Eyes-Free” mode, simply swipe your finger across the screen to easily move between sentences and sections. In the graphical mode, all menus are vocalized and include large, graphical elements.

Complete DAISY Support
DAISY is the standard for e-books for blind and print-disabled readers. Navigation with DAISY is easy! You can quickly jump to a specific chapter, book section, or page. Darwin Reader fully supports DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3.0 formats to read full-text, full-audio, and combined book formats. Just drop your books onto your Android device’s SD card and start reading!

Customizable Reader App
Darwin Reader is a fully customizable book reader for Android presenting numerous options to tailor the application to your specific needs. Change the font and background color, text size, font spacing, voice speed, punctuation speech, and much more.

Paragraphs, Sentences, and Words
The reading software app highlights text in a large, colored font. Quickly skip to the next paragraph, sentence, or even a single word. Once you’ve selected a word, you can find out all about it from Dictionary.com and Wikipedia.org.

Quick Book Search
Explore the vast BookShare library directly on your phone. Use your voice to search for a particular book, or navigate through the many genres.

Instant Book Downloads
Download books directly to your phone or tablet. You can transfer your DAISY books to your player from your computer, or you can download books directly from within the app by connecting to the Bookshare library. Direct integrations with other content providers are on the road map.

Reader Periodicals
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