Re: [BCAB] About the Kindle Fire Barrie 29 Nov 2012 14:41 GMT

Hi Jackie.
That would be great, all the information in one place.

Barrie Moxon
s.moxon@sky.com)
Twitter: @barriemoxon

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie
Cairns
Sent: 29 November 2012 10:42
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] About the Kindle Fire

I'm in the process of writing something if people want to bear with me.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Griffiths,
Steve
Sent: 28 November 2012 14:10
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] About the Kindle Fire

It looks like the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch is only available in the US at the
moment, and was only released there last week, hence the lack of info about
it. The unit I looked at was the 7 inch one which is on sale in the UK and
is severely restricted in its accessibility. The larger unit seems much more
accessible, so hopefully Amazon will see fit to release it here soon. In the
meantime, I'll try and find out if anyone at AFB or NFB is doing a review of
it.

Of course, it would also be good if Amazon didn't lock down the smaller and
cheaper 7 inch unit to the extent of preventing its accessibility from being
usable!

Steve
[edit]

On 27 Nov 2012, at 23:30, "Griffiths, Steve" <Steve.Griffiths@rnib.org.uk>
wrote:

> I had a go on a Kindle Fire last week and I couldn't find these options.
> I could get text to speech, but not Voice Guide or Explore by touch.
> I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who has had a different
> experience, as it would be wonderful if these features were available.
>
> Steve
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Barrie
> Sent: 27 November 2012 17:38
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> Subject: [BCAB] About the Kindle Fire
>
> Hi folks. About the Kindle Fire
> Kindle Fire HD 8.9" has the following accessibility features:
> Voice Guide
> reads your screen actions aloud to assist with navigation, and reads
> the text of Kindle books aloud using Text-to-Speech.
> Explore by Touch
> reads aloud details about the selections you make onscreen (for
> example, the title and summary of a book).
> To turn on accessibility features:
> Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap More.
> Under
> Settings, tap Accessibility.
> Accessibility
> From this screen, you can also choose to lock the screen rotation to
> make using accessibility features easier..
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_201016100_a
> cc
> ess?
> nodeId=201016100#access
>
>
> Barrie Moxon
> s.moxon@sky.com)
> Twitter: @barriemoxon
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