[Athen] FW: Introducing Free Kindle Software with Accessibility Features

Pratik Patel pratikp1 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 05:52:09 PST 2011


This is an extremely important first step toward full accessibility to many books. While I'd like to see Amazon provide ubiquitous access by making their mobile devices and mobile software (along with the Mac software) accessible, it gets blind or visually impaired people the beginning of the dream of having the same access to electronic books as their sighted peers.

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From: Amazon.com [mailto:store-news at amazon.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:38 AM
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Subject: Introducing Free Kindle Software with Accessibility Features

Dear blind-interest at amazon.com subscriber,

Amazon.com is releasing a new version of Kindle for PC that adds accessibility features designed for blind and low-vision customers.

Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin is a free, downloadable application for your Windows PC. It provides the following accessibility features: text-to-speech reading with adjustable voice settings, voice-guided menu navigation, large font sizes, high contrast reading mode, keyboard navigation, and accessible shortcuts.

With this software, for the first time ever, the entire collection of English language books in the Kindle Store can be read aloud. With over 750,000 English language titles, Amazon offers the largest selection of accessible ebooks. In order to use the text-to-speech feature, an external screen reader program must be installed and running on the Windows PC.

The free download is available at: http://www.amazon.com/kindle/accessibility

We welcome your feedback at: kindle-PC-accessibility-feedback at amazon.com

The Kindle Team


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