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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Victor Reader Classic

The Victor Reader Classic digital talking book players (Classic, Classic +, and Classic + with recording) enables playback of the latest DAISY version 3 digital talking books and a wider variety of other audio formats as well as offering more effective book navigation features.

The Victor Reader is a popular player for DAISY version 2 books produced by libraries for the blind and as these libraries transition to the DAISY version 3 books which have even more extensive navigation features, the Victor Reader is ready to offer the enhanced DAISY 3 reading experience. Books that are produced in the DAISY 3 standard, also called the NISO Z39.86 standard in the United States, allow a blind or otherwise print-disabled person to navigate a digital audio book much like the equivalent print book. The reader can jump from chapter to chapter, section to section, select random pages, or even set electronic bookmarks.

The Victor Reader can play MP3 files as well as the popular OGG Vorbis compressed audio format.

The Victor Reader Classic line durable ergonomic design, integrated handle, auto insert/eject CD loader, and long-life rechargeable battery, together with its outstanding software will continue to distinguish the Classic line as a popular choice of digital talking book players for print-disabled persons.

For more information on the Victor Reader Classic, please visit the visuaide site:

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