Amazon.com have introduced an accissible version of their Kindle for PC. Basically the standard version does not work with screen reading software (software which converts text into speech and braille allowing a blind person to read a computer screen). Great I thought, now I will be able to read Kindle titles on my PC. Unfortunately the software is only availible in the United States and, when I e-mailed Amazon I received the following response
“Thank you for your inquiry about Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin.
At this time, we are unable to offer this software to our international
To successfully register the application and purchase digital content from
Amazon.com, the 1-Click payment method listed on the Manage Your Kindle page
must be a credit or debit card issued by a U.S. Bank with a U.S. billing
We value our international customers and hope to make Kindle for PC with
Accessibility Plugin available internationally in the future”.
Sadly no date given here. Its so frustrating. Why on earth can’t the accessible version of Kindle for PC be rolled out in the UK at te same time as the USA or, at least whyan not Amazon provide a concrete time-frame for so doing?