Voice Dream Reader
Description of App
Free or Paid
Apple Watch Support
Device(s) App Was Tested On
This is a very accessible app, and the developers seem truly committed to improving it. Organizing content is somewhat difficult and may require sighted assistance, but downloading and reading content works very well. As of the latest release, 2.7.2, the developer has fixed the issues noted below with regards to the inaccessibility of the text box. It is now possible to read by words, characters and lines through the text with voiceOver.
The samples for peter (happy) and peter (sad) which previously did not play are now working properly.
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32 people have recommended this app
Hey Sean my peter voices played. I didn't buy them, but the preview did work. I really like this app, but one feature I liked was broken this update the sleep timer. It now looks like the timer in tune in where I can see strt or cancil but no flicker itum. In the older app it worked which was pretty sweet. Now however I have the Paul voice, so I guess its a trade off.
Great news for VoiceOver users in the latest update - we can now access the text box!
What's New in Version 2.7.2
- Text box is accessible with VoiceOver
- Page number support for Bookshare books and PDF
- Loading files via iTunes
- Experimental Evernote integration
- Bug fixes
- Minor usability enhancements
Yet more improvements for VoiceOver and BookShare users:
What's New in Version 2.7.3
- Annotation: adding your own notes to text
- Exported highlight text now contains notes, chapter names and page number where possible
- Text highlighting is now flexible using movable pins
- Loading DAISY files in .zip format from Dropbox, iTunes, or even directly in Safari.
- File name search for Dropbox
- Tap on Bookshare book to see full description
- Bookshare download history
- Faster text extraction of Bookshare books
- Bookshare periodicals now has an index, and most recent periodicals on top
- With VoiceOver, the text slider now moves at 5% at a time
- With VoiceOver, play, pause and 30 sec rewind and fast forward buttons stay quiet after tapping
- Quick sleep timer for 15, 30, 45, and 60-minutes
- Catalan localization