[BCAB] Kindle App and navigation
neela4 at btinternet.com
Mon May 6 22:02:49 BST 2013
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From: "elspeth pearce" <elspeth_pearce at blueyonder.co.uk>
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> Hi can I use Voicedream for reading kindle books with the kindle app?
> Kind regards
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> 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
>> bookmark button to insert a bookmark.
>> I could then double tap on the return to book button to go back to the
>> 4. If I double tapped in the text and went back to the menu I could
>> 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
>> where my previously saved bookmark was available as a point to return to
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> in the rota this is easily adjusted. I moved the location of the speech
>> element in the rota settings so that it was for convenience next to
>> I also found that setting punctuation to none, gave the best reading
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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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