Category Archives: Kindle accessibility

The new Amazon Kindle is inaccessible to blind people

This post concerns the new Amazon Kindle (currently retailing on their website for £89) and highlights the inaccessibility of the Kindle to blind people who are not able to read print. In December 2010 I received, as a Christmas present … Continue reading

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THE JOY OF READING

Some six or so weeks ago I participated in the making of a video, by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) regarding how visually impaired people use ebook readers to access the printed word. I have, today been … Continue reading

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ACCESSIBLE KINDLE FOR PC NOW AVAILIBLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Well further to my rant on the Accessible Kindle for PC not being availible here in the UK, what did I find on opening my e-mail this morning? That there is now a working link from which it can in … Continue reading

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CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION ON THE ACCESSIBILITY OF EBOOKS

Oh no! I hear you say, Kevin is on his hobby horse! Well I’ll keep riding my trusty old hobby horse until all books are availible in accessible formats which can be read by visually impaired people (not just by … Continue reading

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AMAZON KINDLE TEXT TO SPEECH

I know that I keep banging on about the fact that only around 50 percent of titles, in te Kindle Store have text to speech enabled, however here is a thread, from the Amazon Kindle Forum which prvides an excellent … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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SN E S AVAILIBLE IN TEXT http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/dyslexiaandkindle/TO SPEECH FORMAT

I’ve recently signed a petition asking Amazon and the publishing industry to make all their titles availible in text to speech format which means that blind and other people with reading disabilities can read them Currently around 50 per cent … Continue reading

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