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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.

Amazon Alexa on a breakfast table

Pratsam Reader Voice is available on various devices supporting Amazon Alexa, such as smart speakers, mobile phones, tablets 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 and newspapers
» Stream books from a DAISY Online-service
» Hands-free operation via voice UI to use the features:

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

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

Available on devices supporting voice assistants

Amazon Alexa is already integrated into many devices worldwide. Most of these devices are enabled for playback of media and the Pratsam service. Amazon Alexa is available on devices made by Amazon but also on third-party hardware.

An organization can choose a unique 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 to the end-user.

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

Public demo for testing

Our public demos of the Pratsam Reader Voice-service are available for anyone to test. Information about demos for Amazon Alexa can be found at 

As an end-user you can create a free demo account which provides a bookshelf with a sample DAISY book (in English) for testing. 

Amazon Alexa supports English for now. The service can easily be translated to other languages supported by the voice assistant.

Supporting DAISY and DAISY Online

The cloud-based Pratsam Reader Voice service enables talking book libraries and other organizations offering content via DAISY Online to enable distribution to voice assistants. The end-user can link the already existing DAISY Online-account to the voice assistant and store the credentials anonymously and encrypted in the Pratsam service. 

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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