[access-uk] Re: Kindle accessibility

What I would like to know though, is why you can't use your preferred voice. I given the choice would always go for an english rather than an american voice. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tristram Llewellyn" <tristram.llewellyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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Sent: Monday, August 08, 2011 4:45 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Kindle accessibility


I didn’t know the software version could override the TTS lockout placed on Kindle titles, that's really useful to know. I can confirm that not a single title I have so far searched for had TTS disabled but it is useful to know that the software Kindle for PC is unaffected.

Regards.

Tristram Llewellyn
Technical Support
Sight and Sound Technology



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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Griffiths, Steve
Sent: 08 August 2011 16:13
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Kindle accessibility

Just to correct one point; it's possible for publishers to prevent the hardware Kindle TTS working (although this is happening less and less). The TTS voice on the software version will work even on books which the hardware Kindle will not read, so it's a useful backup!

You can download Kindle for PC with accessibility from www.amazon.com/kindle/accessibility.

The RNIB have a lot of information on ebooks starting at www.rnib.org.uk/ebooks. There is currently a page about Kindle versions here:
http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/readingwriting/ebooks/comparing/Pages/amazon.aspx
I hope to update this page today, so you might want to wait until tomorrow before looking at it.

Steve

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of phil stephenson
Sent: 08 August 2011 15:53
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Kindle accessibility

Hi Tristram,

It's the hardware version I'm interested in. I know what it says it can do but was more interested in experiences of people who have used one.

Many thanks,

Phil

On 8 Aug 2011, at 13:05, Tristram Llewellyn wrote:

The Kindle have both hardware and software incarnations. The latter is completely free and has some speech commands built in to allow reading of book material. Not all book material however can be read by the TTS however as for some publications it can be disabled. You can normally check before purchasing a title that it has TTS enabled for it. The hardware unit has speech and even something like a basic screen reader, however this is not turned on by default. The hardware units start at about £111 and can be obtained directly through Amazon and some high street outlets including Tescos.

I am sure others will be able to fill in the detail.

Regards.

Tristram Llewellyn
Technical Support
Sight and Sound Technology



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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Clive.Lever@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 08 August 2011 12:42
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Kindle accessibility

Hello all,

I'm in the same boat, and would like to know what is a Kindle and how
much is it? Is it hardware or software?

Best,
Clive





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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of phil stephenson
Sent: 08 August 2011 12:30
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Kindle accessibility

Hi All,

Have been off list for a long while and can't get on with list archive
easily so apologies if this has been covered on list before but I am
really interested in getting a Kindle but wondering what comments /
experiences others on list have of using one, tips and tricks and
generally anything else I might want to consider before finally making a
purchase.

Please feel free to respond off-list if you want.

Many thanks,

Phil


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