Olearia is a project written entirely in Cocoa/Objective-C and is designed to bring the versatility of talking books (Both Daisy and others) to Mac OS X.
Due to recent enhancements in accessibility and code generation with the release of Leopard (OS X 10.5) Olearia is only available for 10.5 and newer.
Currently Olearia will open and play Daisy V3 (ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2005) books and DAISY version 2.02 With Audio Content.
Text only books are not yet supported.
The development plans include the addition of other format variations such as Bookshare.
Here are some key features of "Olearia":
· Full navigation of the book structure.
· Direct page access (ie go to Page).
· Bookmark management on a per book basis.
· Fast forward and rewind of audio content for a given audio segment.
· Playback speed and volume adjustment.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added Sparkle Framework for self updating
· Added Norwegian Localization
· Fixed an issue where the preference window toolbar icons did not appear in languages other than english.