[BCAB] Kindle App and navigation

Neela neela4 at btinternet.com
Mon May 6 22:02:49 BST 2013


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "elspeth pearce" <elspeth_pearce at blueyonder.co.uk>
To: <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Kindle App and navigation


> Hi can I use Voicedream for reading kindle books with the kindle app?
>
> Kind regards
>
> Elspeth
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Griffith <d.griffith at btinternet.com>
> To: "'BCAB Discussion List'" bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Date: Sunday, 5 May 2013 21:00
> Subject: [BCAB] Kindle App and navigation
>
>>
>>
>> There was an email earlier today suggesting that there were difficulties
>> with navigation with the Kindle App.
>>
>> Using the app in the last half an hour I found
>> 1. Swiping left and right with 3 fingers navigates a page at a time.
>> 2. using the rota you can read by  line word or character.
>> 3. By double tapping  in the text and bringing up the menu I could use 
>> the
>> bookmark button to insert a bookmark.
>> I could then double tap on the return to book button to go back to the 
>> book.
>> 4. If I double tapped in the text and went back to the menu I could 
>> select
>> go to.
>> This brought up a number of navigation options including the contents.
>> 5. by double tapping on my note/marks button I was able to enter a 
>> dialogue
>> where my previously saved bookmark was available as a point to return to 
>> the
>> text by. The bookmark was identified by a section of the text that was
>> bookmarked. If you use Voice Dream bookmarks this is identical to how 
>> they
>> label bookmarks.
>>
>> I have found no navigation restrictions so far in the app.
>>
>> What I have found useful is to go to Voiceover settings and ensure that 
>> both
>> speech rate and punctuation are selected in the rota.
>> I found that actually for reading a Kindle book I needed to reduced my
>> normal voiceover speed for maximum comprehension. If speech rate is 
>> included
>> in the rota this is easily adjusted. I moved the location of the speech 
>> rate
>> element in the rota settings so that it was for convenience next to
>> punctuation.
>>
>> I also found that setting punctuation to none, gave the best reading 
>> results
>> in the app, as otherwise it was announcing odd characters.
>>
>> I have also now ridded all the English voices to my language rota as this
>> will provide some variety in book reading voices.
>>
>> The book reading result in the Kindle app is not as polished as Voice 
>> Dream
>> with Acapella voices but it certainly usable and is a big breakthrough in
>> access. It is no longer necessary to break Amazon copy protection and I
>> personally have committed to respecting their digital rights now that 
>> they
>> have done the right thing in terms of accessibility coding.
>>
>> I have given my Kindle keyboard to my wife as I do not anticipate that I
>> will be using it now that this app is on the iPod.
>>
>> David Griffith .
>> ..
>>
>>
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