[nabs-l] Google Play Books

Mason, Amy Amason at nfb.org
Mon Aug 29 20:25:31 UTC 2016


If you are looking for text books, you may have better luck on Vital Source. If you are looking for more leisure titles, you are likely going to have better luck via Apple's iBooks. Google Play books has some problems with Braille in the current version, and unfortunately, I don't think I've heard of a work around. 


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From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Vejas Vasiliauskas via NABS-L
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 8:24 PM
To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
Cc: Vejas Vasiliauskas <alpineimagination at gmail.com>
Subject: [nabs-l] Google Play Books

Hi All,
I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the IPhone app Google Play Books, and how much luck they have had with it.  I have a few books not available on  Bookshare which I potentially use Google Play Books for.  I would be using it with my phone paired with my Apex.  The problem is that when I open up the book, every single word is on its own line, which is obviously a hassle to scroll down.
Has anyone had this problem or know if there is a way to fix this?
Thanks,
Vejas

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