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Pratsam Reader Voice

Pratsam Reader Voice

Use your voice to access your accessible content

Pratsam Reader Voice is a voice assistant service enabling organizations such as libraries to provide end-users with audiobook content.

The service enables the visually impaired and other print disabled to play and navigate accessible audiobook formats such as DAISY by using voice commands.

Pratsam Reader Voice is available on various Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa enabled devices such as mobile phones, tablets, smart speakers, and smart displays. Using a voice assistant, you will only need to use your voice to access your bookshelf, select a book and start playback.

Overview of features supported

» Playback of accessible audiobooks such as DAISY
» Stream books from a DAISY Online-service
» Hands-free operation via voice UI to use the features:

» Select books from a personal bookshelf
» Resume from the previous position
» Adjust playback speed and audio volume
» Navigate by headings and pages in the book
» Add, list, select and delete bookmarks

Check out our videos of the Pratsam Reader Voice service features on Youtube:

Available on Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa enabled devices

The Google Assistant voice assistant is already integrated into over 1 billion devices worldwide. Most of these devices are enabled for playback of media such as audiobooks. Amazon Alexa is also available in many devices, such as Amazons own hardware but also third-party hardware.

The Pratsam Reader Voice service enables talking book libraries and other organizations to make content provided via a DAISY Online service available to Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa enabled devices and link the end-user account to the service.

Flexible design of a service concept

An organization can choose a unique invocation name to be used by the end-user to invoke the service, as an example, the name of the library. The service can synchronize directly with an online library distribution system and present new books available or the whole bookshelf for the end-user.

Pratsam Reader Voice can also be deployed as several services with unique invocations, as an example separate services for newspapers that can be invoked by saying the name of the newspaper.

Public demo

Our public demos are available for anyone to test.

Information about the demos can be found in Google Assistant directory at https://assistant.google.com/services/a/uid/0000007fd287948c and the Amazon Alexa skills directory at https://www.amazon.com/Pratsam-Accessible-Book-Service/dp/B09X5DJ1MV/. The end-user can create a demo account which provides a bookshelf with a sample DAISY book (in English) for testing. Please note that Personal results needs to be activated in the Google Assistant to use the service.

The Google Assistant demo supports English and Swedish while the Amazon Alexa supports English for now. The service can easily be translated to other languages supported by the voice assistants.

Pratsam Reader Voice works with services supporting the DAISY Online Delivery Protocol version 1 and the DAISY 2.02 with audio format.

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