[Athen] The EReader That Didn't Read In The Night
burke at ucla.edu
Thu Jan 20 11:52:16 PST 2011
I got Kestrell's infinite-loop effect when installing Kindle for PC
on one machine (EEEPC netbook), but not on another (boring Dell
I managed to download & sync a couple of titles. In the cruelest cut
for E.A., one of the books I found was Hound Of The Baskervilles for
free. So they're stealing British literature & giving it away to
Americans, but not letting Brits read it. HARSH!
But the best/worst part is this: In Chapter Two there are a couple of
documents (old manuscript, newspaper article) which are skipped
completely! What happened to the mysterious disappearing text?! ...
My guess is that those sections are in italics, & the Kindle plugin
can't read them yet. I have written to the Kindle feedback team. Will
update if I learn more.
So ... It's great, it's amazing. But within 20 pages of the first
book I read there is a major problem.
At 08:20 AM 1/19/2011, Kestrell 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.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Pratik Patel" <pratikp1 at gmail.com>
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>Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:52 AM
>Subject: [Athen] FW: Introducing Free Kindle Software with
>>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.
>>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
>>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.
>>Please note that this message was sent to the following
>>e-mail address: pratikp1 at gmail.com
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Patrick J. Burke
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