Christopher Toth, a blind software developer, has designed a program that will open up the world as far as reading is concerned. The program is called QRead. With QRead, it is possible to read PDF and ePub material easier than ever before. ePub material may include newspapers and technical titles, as well as many other types of material. Some other supported formats that QRead works with include Bookshare Daisy files, Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Compiled HTML Help CHM files, and plain text files.
With QRead, users can tab between an unlimited number of titles and place an unlimited number of bookmarks, as well as return to where they last left off while reading. With this amazing program, you can skim through a book by percentage or find passages with its useful Find feature.
QRead interfaces with major screen reading software including Jaws for Windows, Window-Eyes, Super Nova, System Access, and the free and open source NVDA. The program costs $30 and its nearest competitors cost $80.
When you buy QRead, you receive an activation key. Once you receive this key, you tab to the activation tab and paste the number in to the program, giving you the full use of the program. From time to time, you will need this number again in order to continually verify that you’re the correct user. So, once the number is emailed to you, put the number in a safe place so you don’t lose it.
Mr. Toth explained why he created the program. “Historically, access to PDF, ePub, and other e-text formats has been cumbersome, difficult, or even impossible. I invented QRead to fix this, and in the process have created a tool which will vastly improve your reading experience, regardless if you’re a casual reader, student, or professional”, he said.
QRead is a great program either for the casual reader or for a person in school. You can read anything from your local newspaper if the paper is in one of the above listed formats or a manual for a new device that might be in PDF format. This program has surely opened the world of reading to blind people and is a great invention.