The Librivox audio files are hosted at Archive.org permanently. Each Internet Archive page has an audio player at the top for listening to the audio files (if your web browser supports this.) The downloadable links are listed on the right side.
You can play them on your favorite audio player on your computer (e.g., iTunes, Winamp, Quicktime, Windows Media Player - it's highly unlikely that you don't have at least one of them on your computer but if you don't, you can download them for free), listening through your computer speakers or attached headphones.
While, strictly speaking, not a form of bookmarking, some CD players,both in the home and in the car, will remember where you werelistening if you simply turn off the player (such as happens when youturn off the car). Usually, this means you shouldn't press \"Stop\" onthe player, simply turn it off. And don't remove the CD from the player.When turned back on, if your player has this feature, it will pick up playing where you left off. Consult your owner's manual for details.
Conversational LessonsEach conversational lesson is 30 minutes long and is focused on developing your listening and speaking skills. It is recommended to do one lesson per day (you can break it up into several sittings if needed) and to avoid referring to outside materials or taking notes. The course is especially designed to help you master the rhythm, cadence, and sounds of your new language. These skills can only be developed aurally and relying on outside materials or taking notes will only slow down and limit your ability to develop those essential skills. If you want to be successful at conversation in your new language, it is very important to put in this work. These skills cannot be mastered by matching images and words on a screen or reading textbooks.
If you have old cassettes and LPs but no way of listening to them, then Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning is for you. Roxio can digitize audio from a variety of sources so you can play it back on your PC, or smartphone, or burn it onto a CD.
A good choice is PubSub . PubSub has a great deal to offer computer users who are visually impaired because it allows subscribers to view PubSub updates in a variety of ways--including Instant Messenger notification and e-mail distribution, both of which are screen reader-friendly. A podcast is a blog that comes as an audio file that you listen to with your media player, as opposed to words that you read with your screen reader. The word was created as a combination of syllables from iPod and broadcast. It is a term that is probably here to stay, even though you may listen to your podcast on something other than an Apple iPod. Podcasts are particularly interesting and useful to people who are blind because they are audio. Some regularly scheduled radio programs can now be downloaded as podcasts to be listened to when you are ready to listen. ACB's radio shows are available as podcasts.
Users of the SARA will find an audiocassette of the user's manual, as well as a file saved on the unit itself in rich text format. You can also find a downloadable text file on Freedom Scientific's web site. The documentation is straightforward and gives a good description of the SARA's features and how to use them. It also describes the layout of the machine's ports and control buttons.
As a screen magnifier, Mobile Magnifier functions independently of the user's language. When using the Mobile Magnifier Plug-in, along with Mobile Speak, however, the user has the option of choosing the following languages for the speech output: English, French, Russian, Czech, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, Finnish, Danish, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, German, Italian, and Spanish. The Mobile Magnifier's user manual is available in Microsoft Word format only in a 12-point font, and it can be downloaded from the manufacturer's web site. No large-print or audio version is currently available. It is a brief manual designed to get you started with the product, but it does not give detailed information on using the cell phone and the magnifier.
Each of us has a different learning style--techniques and approaches that work best to facilitate the understanding of new material. To understand how to check the oil in an automobile, for example, some people learn most quickly by listening to a lecture, others by looking at pictures, and still others by putting their hands under the hood to handle all that grease and metal. For people who are blind, the best recipe for learning sometimes requires even more specific ingredients. Some of us need combined audio and visual input, some of us need audio and tactile input, and some of us know that the best approach to learn something new is to sit down with a braille book in hand and read all about it.
Note: Pd is very much like the commercial program Max/MSP. Therefore, in addition to reading the documentation for Pd, you could also learn a bit from the Tutorials that are available for Max and MSP. The Tutorials for Max (the basic control language) are in a file called \"Max43TutorialsAndTopics.pdf\", and the Tutorials for MSP (the audio processing language) are in a file called \"MSP43.pdf\". You can download those documents in a .zip archive file. The Max objects look slightly different, and the basic audio oscillator object in MSP is called \"cycle\", instead of \"osc\" in Pd, etc., but other than this sort of minor differences, the programs are quite similar. 781b155fdc