Re: [BCAB] Kindle David Griffith 08 Aug 2011 17:11 BST

It has its own speech engine and you also need to use different reading
commands from those used with a screen reader..

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On Behalf Of darren harris
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] Kindle

Hi,

When you download the kindle software, does it use your screen reader to
read the books? Or does it have it's text to speech with it.

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On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: 08 August 2011 16:45
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] Kindle

If it is just one book then you may be better off downloading the Kindle for
PC software.
If you want to buy a Kindle then this is done through  Amazon.
It is best to get sighted help to set up the device.
You will need to enter your wireless settings in the Kindle for it to
download content.
You will also need to turn Voice guide on so that the important Kindle menus
are read out for you.
Both these tasks are done easiest with sighted help though technically it is
possible without sighted help.

I did send some long emails reviewing and describing the kindle last year
but as my PC crashed I lost these emails.
They may be searchable on the list archive.
Someone else might have put similar information up on a web site now.

What I do have is the text of an email I sent last year about the Kindle
Keyboard layout which may be useful if you do buy the device in getting you
started.
This follows below.
Layout of Kindle 3 keys

Halfway up the device, either side of the screen is the previous and next
page buttons. These are quite wide but you may miss them unless you are
feeling for them as you may assume they are located on the main keyboard
section. I only became aware of them when they were pointed out to me.
The other thing is that there are 2 buttons on each side and not one on each
side as I initially thought. . The top button is the next page button and
the bottomed is the previous page button. So identical functions are
available on each side of the device.  The main keys are then grouped in
four rows under the screen.

Basically the keyboard has a QWERTY keyboard. With Q, A and Z as the
furthest left keys on the first 3 rows.
On the fourth row there is a shift key, then alt key and then a long
spacebar.

All the main function buttons are therefore on the right of the keyboard.
Continuing on the fourth row after the space bar there is an AA key,
followed by a Home key and finally a back key.
The AA key is important as it is the text preferences key and opens up a
menu through which you can turn on text to speech reading of a book.
Going back to the top row   there is a menu key after the final P of the
QWERTY layout.
Immediately below this menu key is a large square button which is as wide as
the second and third rows of the keyboard.  This square button sits above
the back button already described on the fourth row.  describes this So
basically on the extreme right of the keyboard you have on the first row the
menu button above a large square button which is in turn above the Back
button on the fourth row.
This large square button is a 5 way button for menu navigation and
selection.

To the left of the large square button on the second row is the delete
button.
To the left of the large square button on the third row is the return key.
One key in from the return key is the symbol key.
The symbol key is also important as the shortcut key shift and symbol will
start and restart Text to Speech reading of the book.
Sometimes when a book is loaded this will not work. I do not know why this
is. In this case you have to press the AA key next to the spacebar and
select turn Text to Speech on from the menu.
After this shift plus symbol will work to stop and restart Text to Speech
reading.
This is important as you will have to press shift plus symbol to stop the
reading and  enable navigation keys.
After pressing shift and symbol pressing the right button on the square 5
ways will move you forward one article or chapter.
Pressing left will move you back one chapter or article.
Previous and next page buttons will work.
To resume reading press shift symbol again.

If you simply want to pause Text to speech and not navigate around the book,
press the space bar. Pressing the space bar again will resume reading.

Regards

David Griffith
David Griffith

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On Behalf Of Clive.Lever@kent.gov.uk
Sent: Monday, 08 August 2011 12:39
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Subject: [BCAB] Kindle

Hello all,

for the first time I have come across a book I'd like to read which is
available through Kindle. I haven't explored Kindle at all yet, so please
can someone tell me about how I get it, how it works and so on.

Regards,
Clive

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