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DAISY-MP3 and NISO player. Enables user to read and navigate through complex books, such as reference manuals and school books, as well as novels and magazines. Also features a built-in text-to-speech feature. Advanced DAISY Book features comprise: four arrow keys for navigation by chapter, section, page and bookmarks; navigation of multiple books, MP3 folders and voice notes; three types of bookmarking; variable speed playback; accelerated fast forward/rewind with audible feedback; book information key; 'where am I key' for information on reading position; auto-sleep shut-off with multiple time settings; key lock feature; built-in user guide and key describer; audio messages for battery capacity; announcement of MP3 folder and file names; audio tone control. Pocket sized or can be clipped to belt in case supplied.
|Built in text-to-speech synthesiser for converting text files into speech||Standard|
|USB port to transfer books from computer or memory stick||Standard|
|Saves or writes to a SD card (SD); CDR or RW compact disc (CD); or Compact Flash card (CF)||SD|
|Variable speed playback||Standard|
DAISY books can be obtained on CDs, DVDs, memory cards, memory sticks or downloaded. The book can be played on a standalone DAISY player, or by using DAISY software on a computer. Users of DAISY books can navigate through the recording/book by sections, sub-sections, chapter or pages. Bookmarks can be inserted at any point, and there is a 'resume' option which continues playback from the point the reader last reached, (rather than going back to the beginning which is what happens with conventional CDs).1,2
For details on DAISY software refer to the RNIB's guide).
Note that some CD players can play the audio content of a DAISY audio CD but that they will not give any of the navigation, bookmarking or other advanced features.
RNIB's Talking Book Service offers over 18,000 audio books, on DAISY CD paid for by annual subscription and delivered postage-free. They offer a DAISY player on loan for an additional subscription. Alternatively, if you wish to purchase a DAISY player read the RNIB guides to the DAISY format and Choosing a DAISY player.
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