thanks Lynn! I tried this with window eyes, and it worked! (even though they say they had only tested it with jaws). I had to go online to amazon to get my book (one of their free ones) (the "shop" feature wasn't taking you directly there), but I don't think that was any big deal. this means we now have 350000 books available to us! Chip -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lynn Evans Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:03 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Fw: [VICUG-L] FW: Introducing Free Kindle Software with Accessibility Features From another mailing list: ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pratik Patel" <pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx> To: <VICUG-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 7:00 AM Subject: [VICUG-L] FW: Introducing Free Kindle Software with Accessibility Features Colleagues, This is an extremely important first step toward full accessibility to many books. While I'd like to see Amazon provide ubiquitous access by making their mobile devices and mobile software (along with the Mac software) accessible, it gets us the beginning of the dream of having the same access to electronic books as our sighted peers. -----Original Message----- From: Amazon.com [mailto:store-news@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:38 AM To: pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx Subject: 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/kindle/accessibility We welcome your feedback at: kindle-PC-accessibility-feedback@xxxxxxxxxx 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: pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx VICUG-L is the Visually Impaired Computer User Group List. Archived on the World Wide Web at http://listserv.icors.org/archives/vicug-l.html Signoff: vicug-l-unsubscribe-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subscribe: vicug-l-subscribe-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.