ePub Resources

The following is not an exhaustive list of options.  These are simply solutions for the most common devices. 

Chromebook Users:


ePubs will work with the paid version of Read & Write for Google Chrome.  Contact TextHelp for pricing information.  If you do not have the paid version, you should request a PDF version of the file from the ICAM.  Then you can open the PDF in the free version of Read & Write for Google Chrome, this version includes the text to speech option.  We have created instructions to open the PDF in Read & Write for Google Chrome. (Coming soon)

For files under 100 MB: Google Play - If you have a google account, you can upload your ePub and then have it read with Chrome with a paid Chrome extension such as Snap & Read. Contact Don Johnston for pricing information.

iPad Users:

Using a cloud based storage solution (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) you will transfer the ePub to your iPad.  I have created a step-by-step video which shows this process in detail.  The ePub will be opened in iBooks for use with the built-in text to speech option.

Voice Dream Reader is an ePub reader with 186 voices and 30 languages that can be infinitely customized.  It is available in the iTunes Store for $14.99.

Mac Users:

Using a cloud based storage solution (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) you will transfer the ePub to iBooks.  iBooks has built-in text to speech accessibility options.

Window Users:

Using a cloud based storage solution (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) you will transfer the ePub to your computer.  Double click on the file to open it in Microsoft Edge.  Microsoft Edge has built-in text to speech accessibility options.

Additional options:

Book Bazaar Reader - Windows app, Free, $4.99 to remove advertising for 1 year, $9.99 to remove advertising for lifetime.  Windows 8 and above compatible. (Provides text and pictures)

Freda - Windows app, Free, $1.99 to remove advertising

NaturalReader Free - Win/MAC Free for files under 50 MB, there is a paid version available.

 

Portable ePub Reader Device

Victor Reader Stream

Watch a Step-By-Step Video on How to Open an ePub on an iPad

Sometimes videos and typewritten instructions are not enough!  If you are using a device not listed above or if you need further assistance please contact us!  We would be happy to provide any kind of training that you need.

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