[Athen] Kindle software

Pratik Patel pratikp1 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 06:31:25 PST 2012

Hello Robert,

There is a specific piece of software that can be downloaded for some
accessible output. It hasn't been improved.

There are built-in voices that can be used to read out loud. You can use
speed control. You can read page by page. You won't be able to read by
paragraph, line, word, sentence, etc. There is no support for a screen
reader to read the book; nor is there support for braille displays. For
books that do not have TTS enabled, you will get no speech.

Hope this helps.



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Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 9:30 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network (athen-list at u.washington.edu)
Subject: [Athen] Kindle software

Hello all,

I know this was discussed some time ago, but I need an update/reminder.

I know there is an accessibility patch for the Kindle software for PC that
supposedly makes it work with JAWS. I also remember the reviews weren't
very exciting when I first heard it discussed. What kind of luck are folks
having with this setup? Have there been any improvements? What draw backs
might I expect to find?


Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
rbeach at kckcc.edu

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