Re: the DTBM machine from nls

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>

Nowadays, you don't even need to translate Bookshare files from Braille into text format since they can now be downloaded in Word format.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 2/5/2019 8:37 PM, Gene wrote:
You can download Bookshare books as Braille files, and then translate them to text.  After that, you can read them with your screen-reader as you would any file.  If you want to hear a different synthesizer or voice, that is the way you can do so.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the DTBM machine from nls

I can handle it for texts and learning material. I just can't seem to get
use to it for pleasure reading. I probably could if I had to, guess I'm just
spoiled by narrated books. Between our library, and audible, I seem to find
everything I want.

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From: <> On Behalf Of Donald
L. Roberts
Sent: February 5, 2019 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the DTBM machine from nls

Understandably, a lot of people complain bitterly at the thought of books
using synthesized speech. However, if synthetic speech were used for
non-poetry and some other not so critical types of books, I guarantee you
that far more books would be available from Bard. I know this is very
subjective, but I don't think synthetic speech is difficult to get used to.
Thank heaven for Bookshare, Kindle, and some (shal we say) unauthorized

Don Roberts

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From: "Holly" <feyk7@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the DTBM machine from nls

| All books are narrated by humans.

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