Re: [BCAB] Kindle Fire Nick.Adamson@generaldynamics.uk.com 28 Nov 2012 12:51 GMT
I'm afraid I agree. I'm sure many of you remember that about 18 months ago when I first got my Kindle keyboard I was an advocate and genuinely thought that Kindle was a potential game changer. But certainly in the last 6 months I've changed my mind. Amazon just don't seem bothered by accessibility and feel that the minimal effort they've put in is good enough. Well quite frankly it's not. I'm normally one of those who is on the side of trying to work with solution developers and praising those for what they do rather than getting all militant about accessibility but Amazon don't seem to want to think about accessibility and those of us who have offered help and constructive advice appear to be ignored. If I'd not invested so much in their books I'd be boycotting Kindle as there are so many better solutions out there now. I just hope that all the pressure organisations and individuals are putting on Amazon at the moment changes there attitude, particularly around the mobile apps. Just my thoughts. Nick. -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jackie Cairns Sent: Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:12 To: 'BCAB Discussion List' Subject: Re: [BCAB] Kindle Fire Hi Paul Right, that clarifies things, thanks. I thought I had read that the Fire wasn't accessible, but hadn't realised there were different versions of it. Amazon seem to think they have done enough with accessibility as it is, so nobody hold their breath! Kind Regards, Jackie Cairns -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Porter, Paul Sent: 28 November 2012 11:24 To: BCAB Discussion List Subject: [BCAB] Kindle Fire From googling I'm not sure if the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is going to be available in the UK. The Kindle Fire HD 7 is on the Amazon UK store. Paul -- November is Switch on to technology month! Find out more about our free beginners' guide, podcasts and events across the UK at http://rnib.in/U1nG4G -- DISCLAIMER: NOTICE: The information contained in this email and any attachments is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient you should not use, disclose, distribute or copy any of the content of it or of any attachment; you are requested to notify the sender immediately of your receipt of the email and then to delete it and any attachments from your system. RNIB endeavours to ensure that emails and any attachments generated by its staff are free from viruses or other contaminants. However, it cannot accept any responsibility for any such which are transmitted. We therefore recommend you scan all attachments. Please note that the statements and views expressed in this email and any attachments are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RNIB. RNIB Registered Charity Number: 226227 Website: http://www.rnib.org.uk This message has been scanned for viruses by Websense Hosted Security - http://www.websense.com/content/HostedEmailSecurity.aspx -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email email@example.com. This email and any files attached are intended for the addressee and may contain information of a confidential nature. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that this email was sent to you in error and you should not disclose, distribute, print, copy or make other use of this email or its attachments. Such actions, in fact, may be unlawful. In compliance with the various Regulations and Acts, General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited reserves the right to monitor (and examine for viruses) all emails and email attachments, both inbound and outbound. Email communications and their attachments may not be secure or error- or virus-free and the company does not accept liability or responsibility for such matters or the consequences thereof. General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited, Registered Office: 21 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DY. Registered in England and Wales No: 1911653.