[access-uk] Re: ePub Format

Hi, Steve and all.
Thanks for mentioning that, Steve. All the programs I pointed out work
with open Epub books, books without DRM, only. These are usually not
sold in stores, or lent from overdrive. Epub, as a standard, allows
whatever DRM the distributor wants to put in, so the distributor can
decide what program you need to use to read the book. Steve mentioned
Adobe's supposedly accessible application (in my experience, it tends
to crash allot, only supports Jaws properly, though they say it
supports NVDA, and is still a preview). There are also other readers
for specific book stores, and some stores, like the Apple Ibooks
store, use Epub which only works with their particular reader, whether
software or hardware.
Aman

On 4/17/12, Griffiths, Steve <Steve.Griffiths@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Can I just add to this that for protected EPUBS you'll need something
> like Adobe Digital Editions 1.8 preview
> (http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/digitaleditions1-8/).
>
> Steve
>
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> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Aman Singer
> Sent: 16 April 2012 22:02
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: ePub Format
>
> Hi.
> There are many ways to access Epubs in windows. To convert them, try
> Calibre http://calibre-ebook.com/ Note that though Calibre is not itself
> accessible, at least with Jaws, the ebook-convert command line tool is
> quite easily usable
> http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/cli/ebook-convert.html
> You can also read the Epub directly with several packages, the one that
> pops first to mind is http://q-continuum.net/qread/ and there are some
> plug-ins for Firefox which will also read them
> http://www.epubread.com/en/ Keep in mind that Epub files are just zip
> files, if you add the .zip extension, then go into the file with the zip
> folders function of windows, or extract the zip file with your favourite
> zip utility, you will be able to read the HTML files with your browser
> like any other HTML file.
> I hope that's of use.
> Aman
>
>
>
> On 4/16/12, Gordon Atkinson <g.atkinson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hello, Folks,
>>
>> Is there any means of converting ePub formatted books so that they can
>
>> be accessed in Windows.
>>
>> Gordon Atkinson
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