[Athen] FW: Introducing Free Kindle Software with AccessibilityFeatures

Kestrell kestrell at panix.com
Wed Jan 19 08:20:16 PST 2011

Has anyone installed and run this on a computer using Jaws? I have been
trying to do so all morning and keep getting stuck in an infinite loop re a
message that some component of Microsoft Windows Journal Viewer is not


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Subject: [Athen] FW: Introducing Free Kindle Software with

> Colleagues,


> 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.



> -----Original Message-----

> From: Amazon.com [mailto:store-news at amazon.com]

> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:38 AM

> To: pratikp1 at gmail.com

> 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


> Sincerely,

> The Kindle Team


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