Digitizing audio cassettes and extracting the contents of digital cartridges.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Sep 12 12:36:06 UTC 2017

The Blaze ET plays NLS books, you just need to register it.
Also, the stream has the "phone" type of keys for control.
I hope this helps.

On Tue, 12 Sep 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> I'll admit part of the problem is ignorance. Until reading the
> description for the cartridges Perkins is selling on Amazon, I didn't
> know any cartridge players other than the NLS player existed, and
> those descriptions only name drop two players I didn't know about and
> warns one doesn't support NLS's DRM. As for the cartridges themselves,
> while they are at their core generic USB flash drives and the casing
> offers some nice features such as having room for a detailed label,
> being easy to handle, and being easy to find if dropped, the casing
> does render the carts incompatible with most USB interfaces and pushes
> the cartridges into the Territory of formats most outside of the
> target demographic will have never heard of. Granted, prior to this
> thread, I never thought to ask and was working under the assumption
> the NLS player was the only cartridge player, so my ignorance on this
> subject is probably at least partially willful. Still, if anyone knows
> of a pocket-sized player with a cartridge slot and support of NLS
> books, I'd be interested in a link.
> As for smartphones, there are far more fundamental accessibility
> issues to deal with before I try wrestling with DRM(touch dialing a
> phone number unassisted being first among them). Though, if you know
> of any devices built around a more traditional phone button layout
> while retaining the multi-function capabilities of touchscreen
> devices, I'd love to hear about them. In the mean time, I'll be
> sticking with my retro-styled flip phone for phone things, my Blaze ET
> for most of my media playback, and my Raspberry Pi with a wireless USB
> keyboard for notetaking on the go. Though, considering none of those
> has a truly accessible mobile web browsing experience, a fourth device
> for that niche wouldn't go amiss.
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Jeffery Wright
> President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
> Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.
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