[Athen] Kindle App read aloud on mac

Leyna Bencomo lbencomo at uccs.edu
Fri Feb 5 10:35:51 PST 2016

Brilliant Colleagues,

Has anyone been able to get the Mac read-aloud software to work on a Kindle book. I have a student who tried it and it only allows him to read a small sample, and then quits. It gives him an error stating that he has "reached the publisher's copy limit set for this title." It's almost as if he has just downloaded a sample of the book rather than bought it outright. This is a book that has text-to-speech enabled. I realize that the Kindle app doesn't support read aloud, only the Kindle devices do this. We were just hoping for a work around.

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist
Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, EPC 215
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-4202 / lbencomo at uccs.edu

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We used this for many years, but then discovered the Transformer Technology --it is like a portable CCTV and can be used with any type of board (white, black, whatever). It has been much easier for us to use than the mimio.


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Subject: [Athen] Mimio Whiteboard Review?

The following links to the product web page for the Mimio Teach Interactive Whiteboard device:


The annual call for budget requests is in and I'm considering asking for funds to test this system as a (cheaper than a traditional whiteboard) way students with low vision might be able to better discern what the instructor is writing on the board. The idea being that the device transmits what the instructor writes\draws on the board to the student's laptop.

Has anyone tested this already or know of anyone who's used similar technology for this purpose? Thanks!

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