This DAISY player includes text highlighting, not currently available in the free Olearia player and also reads more formats than Olearia can.
The new features come at a steep price though: ReadHear Mac does have a 30 day trial version available, but at US$119 the cost may be more than most users are willing (or able) to pay.
ReadHear™ Mac is the first ever fully-featured Digital Talking Book player for the Mac! The great accessibility features available in the gh PLAYER™ are no longer limited to the PC. ReadHear Mac provides excellent benefits to those who enjoy and appreciate learning and listening to all types of books, articles, and documents.
- Support for MathML, NIMAS 1.1., & DAISY/
NISO 2005. ReadHear Mac is the first DAISY DTB
player that supports all updated specifications on
- Bookshare, RFB&D AudioPlus, Educational
Publishers, e-Pub, & DRM Supported soon!
Keyboard shortcuts can be used for
quicker access to menu items and
functions. Text highlighting is also
used to help the reader follow along
as the book is being read. The Library
feature organizes and stores all of your
books for future use and will even find
books that are already on your Mac.
Use the Sidebar to quickly jump to
parts of a book by selecting Headings,
Pages, Bookmarks, and Search.
Additional audio navigation methods
include: heading, page, sentence,
and word mode. Add a bookmark
whenever you like in the book and
include your own additional notes.
Features of ReadHear™ Mac
ReadHear Mac automatically checks
for updates to ensure you always have
the most up-to-date version. Once a
book is opened, playback automatically
starts. You can then choose to pause,
go forward, go backwards, or repeat
content. ReadHear Mac uses the
voices that come standard with
your Macintosh. Built-in spelling
and dictionary features augment
your reading and comprehension
Mac has been well-tested for use with
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