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Voice Dream Reader

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This app is like having a reader of any type of document on our phone or tablet. It is intended for any type of visually-impaired user and may be configured for different degrees of sight. The fact that it is possible to choose reading voices that are real and expressive makes the reading experience a pleasure. Its configuration options enable one to either read the text and listen to it at the same time, or just follow the reading with one’s eyes. As this is a highly configurable app, some people will require help from friends and relatives to personalise it. However, once it is configured, it is very intuitive in its use and to add any type of document from different sources.

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This is a very useful and accessible app for everyone as it reads articles, documents and books aloud. Thanks to advanced voice synthesis and the highly varied viewing configuration options, it is possible to adapt it to any reading level and style; and with it, listen to any digital document or book that is not protected by DRM.

Amazon Kindle

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This a simple way to access every type of book; from those published recently to others that are sold by Amazon. Its interface is adapted to different kinds of users and its viewing mode can be personalised for different degrees of sight. It is totally accessible with screenreaders and it has very good options for selecting text, placing markers, etc.

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This app enables users from the Amazon Kindle digital bookshop to access books from a mobile phone in a simple way using Voice Over.

Audesc Movil

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This app provides access to the audio description of many TV series and films. It is really easy to use once the audio descriptions are downloaded onto the device. The interface is visually acceptable, although many people may require help with downloading. Once a film or programme has been downloaded onto the device, all that is necessary is to select it on the app, allow the app to hear the TV sound and start to listen to the audio description track.

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This app enables blind people to enjoy the audio description of films shown at the cinema or on television, which they have previously acquired on DVD, Blu-Ray or through digital platforms. To do so, all they have to do is download this app to their mobile device and check whether the film is available on the server by following the steps indicated.

Audible

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The Audible app offers the chance to access thousands of audiobooks published by Amazon. Its interface is totally suited for people of any technological level as it only has a few controls. Some people may require help from friends or relatives to open their account and buy audiobooks, but once these audiobooks have been bought, their interaction with them will be very independent.

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Audible is the specific app in which audiobooks created by the same company may be downloaded and listened to. This app is accessible and intuitive and enables books to be handled very effectively, as long as the user is registered with this Amazon service.

iBooks

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This reader is solely available for iOS and is intuitive and easy to use. It is important to bear in mind that it may only be used to access books published in Apple’s iBook shop although PDF documents may also be saved. To read books and documents from iBooks, iOS accessibility characteristics must be used, such as “Read selection” or “Read screen”. Although its interface is simple, it may be difficult to use for people who are unfamiliar with the iOS operating system and its accessibility.

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This is the iOS native app for reading books published exclusively on the exclusive Apple platform. It is accessible with Voice Over and it can read specific iBooks and any other ePub or PDF document imported from other apps.

Whatscine

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This app is really easy to use once it is configured. Its interface is simple and although many people may require help to download content and get it started, it is a really interesting way of integrating audio description into films and TV series.

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Whatscine is a system that works by using free apps for iOS and Android, in cinemas and on television. It has 3 accessibility systems: audio description, sign language and adapted subtitles. Secondary screens or portable monitors are not necessary; it works through a Smartphone or Tablet. It is very easy to use. In addition, it possesses totally inclusive accessibility, which goes unnoticed by other people.

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