Go Read

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About this app

Go Read is a FREE accessible ebook reader for people with print disabilities. Go Read is directly linked to the Bookshare library, letting you find, download, and read Bookshare books within seconds. You can use Go Read with or without TalkBack and enjoy reading Bookshare books with useful features that make reading accessible to people with visual, physical and learning disabilities.

This version of Go Read allows readers to:
- Read on-the-go with a variety of Android tablets and phones (Android 4.0–4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich or above, API level 14)
- Access and download books directly from Bookshare, the world’s largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities
- Read with voiced navigation and text-to-speech
- Read books in DAISY 3 text and EPUB 2 formats, including those with images and image descriptions
- Use the new menu options to make use of more of the functions that Go Read offers

To access Bookshare content, readers must have a qualifying print disability and have an active Bookshare membership. Go Read supports both individual and organizational Bookshare memberships. To learn more about Bookshare, visit www.bookshare.org

Go Read is developed by Benetech, a nonprofit technology developer, and is based on the open source FBReader (www.fbr.org). Developers are invited to contribute to the future development of Go Read and can get more information at www.goread.org

To share your ideas, or give your feedback, please send an email to: feedback@bookshare.org
Updated on
Jan 24, 2018

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445 reviews
A Google user
January 21, 2020
It's a good base but can be better. I'd like some of the redundancy of the buttons to be solved, the voice to have more settings, perhaps to make it talk faster or slower, basic features like the ability to delete folders, and most importantly, enabling this app to run while using other apps. I'd like to be able to still use my phone while listening to my college texts. And is there plans to provide this on iPad to replace Read2Go? Good app, I just think it needs some work.
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Ajeetdev Kaur
July 11, 2020
Thank you for the app I'll love better voices on the reader. I would even more love to be able to have this app open together with other things in my phone. So ie listen to a book and check my calender or see photos.. It can definently use an update and makeover. Would be wonderful if downloaded photos for a book was shown on the app /book, if it worked with adding books to my reading lists. There are always errors for these functions.
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Isaac Lingenfelter
November 12, 2020
Big fan of this app! I have been using it for years at this point and it has helped me though high-school and college classes along with extracurricular reading. One suggestion for the continued app development: can you add background playback? So I can use other apps while reading (like note taking or multi tasking)
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