The Vision Australia Connect app allows you to read publications that are available through i-access®, Vision Australia’s Online Accessible Information Service.
Through the accessible and simple interface you can listen to content such as Books, Magazines and Newspapers. You can also listen to Podcasts and web Radio Stations, as well as receive important messages from Vision Australia.
You can read items directly from your personal online bookshelf or download them to read later. The list of publications on your app is synchronised with the online bookshelf.
You can choose to automatically connect to i-access® via WIFI as a priority over a mobile network.
To be able to use this app, you have to be a registered member of the Vision Australia Library. Contact the Vision Australia Library on 1300 654 656.
- Improved code for opening of titles.
- Improved error handeling when books are not opened correctly.
- Improved time jumps
- Fix for opening downloaded titles on blocked cellular network.
- Clearer message when the app is started on a cellular network while the settings do not allow cellular network usage.
- Enlarged buttons in player with text display
- Improved error handling with incorrect loading of book
Ratings and Reviews
Time shifting and books you cannot download.
It is a significant on the previous version and more stable overall. Now plays DAISY Text. The only issue I have come across is that time jump does not work at all and sentence jump seems to jump much more than a sentence.
When in a podcast, Time Jump displays a time interval and jumps that amount.
BE WARNED THE APP SHOWS BOOKS YOU CANNOT DOWNLOAD.
Also the link for App support is totally useless, not a specific page for app support but rather a general page.
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I am disappointed, that this app, according to all of the descriptive information which is available, apparently does not, seem to be able to read any of the electronic braille titles which are available online for Vision Australia clients. I hope that the next version will address this issue.
It has potential but is extremely buggy and slow, it struggles to log in, and when it does the audio books either have trouble downloading or open. It’s quite useless unfortunately. I hope there is a good update to improve this!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.