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EasyReader

Accessible eBook reader

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EasyReader and AMIS Feature Comparison
FeatureEasyReaderAMIS (v3)Notes
Installation and system requirements 
MSI-packaged installation Yes No 
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7 Yes Yes 
Java Runtime is not required on the PC Yes No 
Types of books / documents supported 
DAISY 2.02 (ncc.html) Yes Yes 
DAISY 3 - ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2005 (.opf) Yes Yes 
DAISY 3 - ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2002 (.opf) Yes No 
DTBook XML books (.xml) Yes No 
NIMAS books Yes No 
HTML documents (.htm) Yes No “My Reading voice” in EasyReader will be used automatically.
TXT documents (.txt) Yes No “My Reading voice” in EasyReader will be used automatically.
Open (unprotected) EPUB books (.epub) Yes No 
Accessibility 
Screen reader support Yes Yes 
Speak to me (self voicing) Yes Yes Amis does not offer
self voicing in the
“Open book” dialog
Mute the speech (stops the self voiced output temporarily) Yes No 
Self voiced installation Yes No 
Key Describer Mode Yes No 
Visual 
Zoom in/out the content of the reading window Yes No 
Change highlight color Yes Yes 
Change text color and background color Yes No 
Apply Bold / Italic / Underline effects on text Yes No 
Apply more space between words Yes No 
Change letters from lower-case to upper-case Yes No 
Control where the highlight appears in the reading window Yes No 
Force each word to be highlighted as it is spoken Yes No Only supported if using “My reading voice” instead of the original audio from the DTB, or if the DTB contains no audio, but only text.
Change the style of the page (.css support) Yes Yes EasyReader offer 10 styles and Amis offer 3 styles.
Respect Windows colors Yes Yes AMIS changes it’s colors based on the color settings in Windows whereas EasyReader can switch between using the colors in Windows and using its own default color setting.
Easy to use tabular design Yes No EasyReader offers various tabs, e.g. “Headings”, “Bookmarks”, “Search” etc.
Bookmark/s are shown in the reading Window Yes No Furthermore EasyReader also plays an audio tone when a bookmark is encountered.
Navigation 
Move to next/previous phrase, heading, page Yes Yes 
Go to page Yes Yes 
Set heading navigation level Yes Yes Amis provides 3 levels (1-3) whereas EasyReader provides 6 levels (1-6) plus additional levels “Page” and “Sentence”.
Move forward / backward 10 seconds in the audio Yes No 
Move to beginning/end of DTB Yes No 
Find in text Yes Yes 
Search (lists all instances of a word or phrase) Yes No 
Move between footnotes, sidebars and other reference notes Yes ? 
Navigate between bookmarks Yes Yes 
History backward / forward (undo / redo navigation) Yes No 
Reading features 
Add bookmarks Yes Yes 
Add quick bookmark (does not stop continuous playback) Yes No 
Remove previously added bookmarks Yes No 
Add text comments to your bookmarks Yes No 
Add audio comments to your bookmarks Yes No 
Increase/decrease playback speed Yes Yes In AMIS, when decreasing the speed below original speed rate, the audio quality is poor.
Increase/decrease volume Yes Yes 
Reads 'Text only' DTB's using a TTS voice Yes Yes EasyReader comes with one high quality voices from Nuance (RealSpeak) whereas AMIS is delivered without any high quality TTS voices.
Force to read DTB's with a TTS voice instead of the original audio (requires text in the DTB) Yes No 
Show book information Yes Yes 
Show 'where am I' information Yes No 
Additional 
Add / show favorites Yes No 
Setup Wizard Yes No (helps you with general settings)
Technical support Yes? Available from your local distributor or from the manufacturer.
Road map for future versions Yes ? 
MathML support Yes No EasyReader displays and reads maths expressions that are created according to the MathML specification.
SVG Image support Yes No In EasyReader, readers can select the image to access the SVG’s text description or follow through to any hyperlinks in the image.
Help system Yes Yes In AMIS, F1 gives the user poor information about various features whereas the help in EasyReader is more detailed.
Product Improvement Programme Yes NoAllows manufacturer to collect anonymous usage data on which features readers are using more regularly.