[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Fwd: Introducing Free Kindle Software with Accessibility Features

I'll give that a shot. Can I do a search for it on the site? And where do
you get the fre kindal books? I mean to say, is ther ea list of free books
on there? I'm interested to see how this works. I hope in time, that they
will improve it enough to where you can upload these books on to a
booksense, victor stream, and a Braille note.

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John diakogeorgiou
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The app is on the Amazon site. It lets you download samples of books. I've
tried it that way. It's not bad for a first version. The voice could
definitely be better though. Yes I'd prefer to download to the book sense or
another device. However this gives me access to books I don't have to waste
my time scanning and proofing as I read. 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ann Petrous
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How do you know which ones are free? I want to test it out., and how do I
download the free ap?

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Christina
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Some Kindle books are free.
Not sure if you have to own an actual Kindle to get those though.
Christina

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That is stupid. I'm not going to spend money on a book where the only place
I can read it is my computer.

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Honestly, no you can't put it on VictorReaderStream and you can't play other

books other than the ones at amazon.com source.
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> Given the enormous number of books that we can already get from sources
> like Bookshare or Open Library, is there really anything of significance
> that we can purchase from Amazon that we can't get from these other
> sources? Will this software read books from sources other than Amazon?
> Would it be possible to install it on a mobile device such as the Victor
> Reader Stream? Even if the software is free it sounds to me like it is a
> way to convince us to spen money on books that we are likely to already
> have access to by other means and better access too. Do you think that is
> a legitimate concern and if not then why not?
>
>
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>
> "Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason,

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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chela Robles" <cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:11 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Fwd: Introducing Free Kindle Software
> with Accessibility Features
>
>
>> This new version of the Kindle app appears quite accessible with JAWS.
>> Upon launching it, you register with your Amazon e-mail and password. I
>> purchased a Kindle book and was able to read it without difficulty. The
>> software uses its own TTS speech engine to read books you purchase, which

>> explains its over 200 megabyte download. So far the only thing I find
>> annoying is difficulty in utilizing the search function for quickly
>> moving to a phrase in a book, not being able to navigate through the
>> table of contents, and only being able to read one page at a time rather
>> than read continuously. Of course, perhaps reading the manual will shed
>> light on how to do this. As a consumer, my only real complaint with the
>> Kindle, and most ebook platforms for that matter, is being limited to a
>> proprietary format, as I would like to read lawfully purchased ebooks on
>> whatever device and whatever medium I choose, be it PC, iPhone, or
>> Braille notetaker. However, it's encouraging to see that ebooks which
>> incorporate digital rights management schemes can indeed be accessed with

>> speech. Hopefully other ebook manufacturers such as NFB Technologies and
>> Google are taking notice.
>>
>> But what's up with the help! It took me to the Kindle Store. I wanted
>> more information about reading keys, and couldn't find it. Also, that
>> reading voice really is useful only in a pintch. Any nonstandard English
>> word causes it to stumble.
>> --
>> "To me, music that breaks your heart is the music that stays with you
>> forever. It's one thing to be melancholy and one thing to be
>> sophisticated, but when you get the two of them together in a way people
>> can relate to, then I think you're on to something. You want the
>> sophistication to lie in the purity of the sound, the beauty of the
>> arrangements, and the quality of the performances."-Trumpeter Chris
>> Botti--
>> --
>> Chela Robles
>> AIM/Twitter/MySpace/E-Mail: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx
>> Skype: jazzytrumpet
>> WindowsLive Messenger: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxxxx
>> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chela.robles
>> Text my Cell at: 19252505955
>> I volunteer for a non-profit organization called Bookshare, to find out
>> more go to: http://www.bookshare.org
>> Visit my Blog Piece from RFB&D and fill out the comment form and enjoy
>> the blog and sound clips:
>> http://www.rfbd.org/Blog/Access-and-Achievement/144/vobId__2525/
>> --
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Ann Petrous" <annpetrous@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:20 PM
>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Fwd: Introducing Free Kindle Software
>> with Accessibility Features
>>
>>
>>> That's awesome. Now can you download that ap on a kindal? If nso, then I
>>> would toatally buy one. Lol
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debby Franson
>>> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:52 PM
>>> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: Fwd: Introducing Free Kindle Software with
>>> Accessibility Features
>>>
>>> Hi everyone!
>>>
>>> I am excited to try this app.  It will avail many of us another source
>>> for
>>> books.
>>>
>>> Debby
>>>
>>>>Subject: Fwd: Introducing Free Kindle Software with Accessibility
>>>>   Features
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>[]
>>>>>
>>>>>Dear blind-interest@xxxxxxxxxx subscriber,
>>>>>
>>>>>Amazon.com is releasing a new version of Kindle for PC that adds
>>>>>accessibility features designed for blind and low-vision customers.
>>>>>
>>>>>Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin is a free, downloadable
>>>>>application for your Windows PC. It provides the following
>>>>>accessibility
>>>>>features: text-to-speech reading with adjustable voice settings,
>>>>>voice-guided menu navigation, large font sizes, high contrast reading
>>>>>mode, keyboard navigation, and accessible shortcuts.
>>>>>
>>>>>With this software, for the first time ever, the entire collection of
>>>>>English language books in the Kindle Store can be read aloud. With over
>>>>>750,000 English language titles, Amazon offers the largest selection of
>>>>>accessible ebooks. In order to use the text-to-speech feature, an
>>>>>external screen reader program must be installed and running on the
>>>>>Windows PC.
>>>>>
>>>>>The free download is available at
>>>>><http://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?R=2K2H70RHZWU7M&C=1BCY59BXVQFS0&H=CHDG
0V1
>>>
IERAWLK7B8GVBJJVQCIWA&T=C&U=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fkindle%2Faccessibi
>>> lity%3Fref_%3Dpe_71480_18358260>www.amazon.com/kindle/accessibility.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>We welcome your feedback at
>>>>><mailto:kindle-PC-accessibility-feedback@xxxxxxxxxx>kindle-PC-accessibi
lit
>>> y-feedback@xxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Sincerely,
>>>>>The Kindle Team
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>C 2011 Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Amazon,
>>>>>the Amazon a logo, the AmazonKindle logo, Kindle, and Whispersync are
>>>>>trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
>>>>>Amazon.com, 410 Terry Avenue, North, Seattle, WA 98109. Reference:
>>> 18358260
>>>>>
>>>>>Please note that this message was sent to the following e-mail address:
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>>>>>
>>>>>[]
>>>>>
>>>
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