[Athen] FW: Introducing Free Kindle Software with AccessibilityFeatures

Dan Comden danc at washington.edu
Wed Jan 19 09:32:46 PST 2011

The new Kindle app installed fine on my system while running JAWS (v
12.0.55). I followed the instructions and had JAWS running before
running the install. This is on a system running Win7-64.

I would remove your downloaded installer, download another copy, and
retry the process.

The problems I'm having now are
1. The content is not readable by JAWS -- it's still all graphics. But
the menus and controls are readable and I can open my archived
content. Just can't read it with JAWS.
2. The Help command launches a browser window to Amazon's Kindle sales page.

I've sent a msg to their support email, will report back if something
positive happens

-*- Dan

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 8:20 AM, Kestrell <kestrell at panix.com> wrote:

> 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

> available.


> Kestrell


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> AccessibilityFeatures



>> 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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>> e-mail address: pratikp1 at gmail.com





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