[Athen] FW: Introducing Free Kindle Software with
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
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
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>> 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:
>> We welcome your feedback at: kindle-PC-accessibility-feedback at amazon.com
>> The Kindle Team
>> (c) 2011 Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
>> Amazon, the Amazon a logo, the AmazonKindle logo, Kindle, and Whispersync
>> are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
>> Amazon.com, 410 Terry Avenue, North, Seattle, WA 98109.
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