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1 Accessibility Comparisons: e-Readers C. Tyler Briggs, BS Utah AHEAD December 3, 2010

2 Featured e-Readers Barnes & Noble Nook Color Sony Reader K-NFB Blio Natural Soft Natural Reader Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks

3 e-Reader Comparison DeviceAdjustable Text NavigationFormatsColor/ Grayscale Text-to- Speech Text Tracking MemoryBattery Life WeightTextual Notes/ Highlighting Disability Classification Nook Color - 6 font sizes - Touch- screen - epub - pdf - jpg - mp3 -Color- None -2 GB internal/ Expand- able microSD slot up to 32 GB - 8 hours oz- Yes (files purchased through Nook store) - Mobility Sony- 5 font sizes - Touch- screen - pdf - doc - epub - mp3 - txt - Rtf -Gray- scale - None -512 MB internal/ Remov- able Memory Stick Duo/SD memory cards - Up to 14 days - 10 oz- Yes (files purchased through Sony store) - Mobility Blio- 5 font sizes -Computer mouse - epub - Xps - Color- Yes - NA - Yes (convert from doc to xps or files purchased through Blio store) - Mobility - Learning

4 e-Reader Comparsions (cont.) Natural Reader - Variable according to individual computer magnifica- tion capabilities -Computer mouse - pdf -doc -rtf -txt - html - Color- Yes - NA - No-Learning Kindle- 8 font sizes - 5-way toggle switch with voice guide to navigate menus -txt -pdf -mp3 -html -Doc -Grayscale- Yes (native Kindle files allowed by publishers or other supported formats converted to Kindle format) - None- 2 GB- 7 days (wireless enabled) days (wireless disabled) oz (6-inch display) - 12 oz (10-inch display) - Yes (native Kindle files or supported files converted to Kindle format) -Mobility -Blind or visually impaired -Learning iBooks- 2 font sizes - Touch- screen - pdf - Epub - Color- Yes (VoiceOve r will read iBooks files or digitally- recognize d pdf files) - None- NA - Yes (files purchased through the iBooks store or converted to epub) -Mobility -Blind or visually impaired - Learning DeviceAdjustable Text NavigationFormatsColor/ Grayscale Text-to- Speech Text Tracking MemoryBattery Life WeightTextual Notes/ Highlighting Disability Classification

5 Demonstrations Nook: Video DemoVideo Demo

6 Demonstrations Sony: Video DemoVideo Demo

7 Demonstrations Blio

8 Demonstrations Natural Reader

9 Demonstrations Kindle

10 Demonstrations iBooks

11 Converting pdf to epub Download a program called Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) During installation, select location to converted files Select e-reader devices to which files will be transferred Transfer converted files to e-readers

12 Sources Blio Technical Support Conversation 11/17/ &pf_rd_r=1HA6BBCM3T35AZZ2Q5VR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p= &pf_rd_i=

13 Thank You C. Tyler Briggs, BS Accessible Book Creations Coordinator Brigham Young University University Accessibility Center 2170 WSC Provo, UT Phone: (801)


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