[BCAB] Amazon's TV devices now have a screen reader

Adrian Picton adrian.picton at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Aug 10 07:45:15 BST 2016


It's very funny to hear a sighted person get so frustrated about stopping
something talking. It makes a change for things to be the other way round as
what he doesn't realise is that we have to frequently deal with the problem
of not being able to get something to talk in our daily lives.

Adrian.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Zachary
Morris
Sent: 09 August 2016 22:18
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amazon's TV devices now have a screen reader

LOL, that was absolutely hilarious!!!! I'm laughing right now.


 ----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Mustill-Rose <ben at benmr.com
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Date sent: Tue, 9 Aug 2016 15:18:51 +0100
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Amazon's TV devices now have a screen reader

Hi again,

Here's a short, amusing & NSFW demo of the functionality from someone who
clearly doesn't know that much about accessibility...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAzWVRSXDAE

Cheers,
Ben.

On 8/9/16, Ben Mustill-Rose <ben at benmr.com> wrote:
 Hi all,

 I just stumbled upon this
 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202
042100
 article describing a screen reader for the Fire TV & Fire TV stick devices.

 I haven't had any experience of this yet but I'll be purchasing /
repurchasing one this weekend to report back.  If this works well it  could
be huge, given that the Apple TV is up to 10-times more  expensive than a
Fire TV stick in some configurations.

 Has anyone given this a go yet?

 Cheers,
 Ben.


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