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dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Mon Jul 3 13:20:47 CDT 2006
> On 7/3/06, Don Y <dgy at dakotacom.net> wrote:
>>> As far as enjoyment, the big factor for me is the audiobook reader.
>> "Reader" as in "person who reads" (not *mechanism* that reads)
> Yeah, I'd call the mechanism that you put the media into the "player".
> I guess my key interest in the "reader" is for the person to at least
> sound interested and engaged in reading the work.
>>> Key, if you are converting them for use on an mp3 player, is to either
>>> split up the tracks so it's easy to find your place, or make sure your
>>> mp3 player can "bookmark" the mp3s.
>> So, you only read them "unidirectionally"? I.e. "backing up"
>> isn't readily supported (except as it would be with a tape
>> recording, etc.)?
> Well, sure, you can "back up" in an mp3, but you aren't going to get
> any audio cues while you are doing that like you might with some types
> of tape. Most mp3 players (as well as CD players) have FF/RW buttons.
Ah. Though adding that capability to an MP3 player would be
>> Obviously ineffective for *references*...
> I'm not sure how textbook/journal readers deal with these types of
> references in books for the blind. There are probably guidelines out
DAISY is the current standard. Think: HTML for the sightless.
> there on the web. The only course I've ever listened to was intended
> to be used with the written materials to "follow along", and it didn't
> have references.
Yes, it seems like "audio books" are really only intended to
be read linearly. Passively. (good choice of word?)
> Libraries are good sources for audiobooks so you can try out the
> notion without spending $$ on something you aren't sure you will like.
> Format will depend on the library's aquisition policies.
<grin> Like most things, I *think* about what it would be
like before trying. It just doesn't seem like it would be
a comfortable experience. Maybe if all you were doing
was driving, sitting on a plane, etc. and had it running
nonstop (and, had a good quality "reader"). But hard to imagine
using this for all your reading...
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