Greetings Dornetta, perhaps the following will answer many of your questions:
Amazon Kindle AccessibilityThe Tech Doctor is pleased to welcome back Lisa Salinger and Allison Hartley to
the podcast. Both Allison and Lisa recently purchased the Amazon Kindle Keyboard. This is the only model of the Kindle that is accessible to a blind person. As Lisa and Allison describe their experiences with the Kindle, it becomes clear that while we all wish that Amazon would do more to make all Kindles accessible, the Kindle Keyboard is accessible enough to allow a blind personto independently operate the Kindle Keyboard to successfully read the extensive
library of Kindle books that have the text to speech flag enabled.While we do not have any inside information, we don’t know how long the Kindle
Keyboard will be around as it is not a current model. I was unable to find one at mylocal Best Buy but was able to purchase a Kindle Keyboard online directly from
Amazon. In 2010, Ricky Enger of Serotek did a comprehensive review of the accessible Kindle. The information is still accurate. Here is a link to the review. An Accessibility Review of the Amazon Kindle 3 http://serotalk.com/2010/09/28/an-accessibility-review-of-the-amazon-kindle-3/ Another excellent resource is The Kindle Accessibility Blog http://www.assist-tech.co.uk/kblog.htmFinally, Accessible World has published two excellent podcasts on using the Kindle
Keyboard. http://accessibleworld.org/sites/default/files/tt06-11-12-jane-sheehan-keyboard-kindle.mp3.mp3 http://accessibleworld.org/sites/default/files/tt10-03-11_the_accessible_kindle.mp3Thanks to Lisa and Allison for sharing their Kindle experiences. I am confident that
you will enjoy this podcast. http://dr-carter.com/podcasts/20121106.mp3-----Original Message----- From: Dornetta
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2012 3:52 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Requesting a book So Russ, I guess that the Kindle is assessable then? At least with your helpful email. Netta "Just because you are blind does not mean you lack vision"-Stevie Wonder To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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