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Old 05-10-2016, 09:49 PM   #31
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Anybody going to order one?
No, since my Fire 6 already accomplishes the same thing.
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:55 PM   #32
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I wonder if there are any legal issues leading them toward only having TTS in conjunction with a mode for the sight impaired.
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:50 PM   #33
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:56 PM   #34
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No, since my Fire 6 already accomplishes the same thing.
I got the Fire 10 so I could have TTS. But this will make my PW3 more useful to me.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:01 AM   #35
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Is VoiceView for Kindle the same as VoiceView for Fire?

If so, why spend $140 on the Paperwhite bundle when you can spend $50 for a Fire 7 and not have a dangling dongle?
It seems this would be a much better solution for disabled access, even for school districts. Simply buy a small number of Fire Tablets and have them available for any disabled students.
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A lot of people without disabilities have been asking for this too -- people that want to read with e-ink and just turn on audio when doing housework or commuting. If they ever sell the adapter separately it's not much money to spend for upgrading an existing Kindle.
The fact that they quote a price for it very strongly suggests that it will be sold separately.
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What I would like is not text to speech but speech to actions. I would like, at least for the kindle pc, to be able to control the program through verbal commands. Come on Alexa, you can do it. Windows Speech Recognition can do so to a limited extent. It can open Kindle for PC and once the book is open can turn the pages and close the program down, but I cannot find a way to select and open a particular book.
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I wonder if compatibility with this device is the reason that the row of dots was replaced by percentage read in recent Kindle firmware. The percentage should work better with a screen reader.
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I wonder if compatibility with this device is the reason that the row of dots was replaced by percentage read in recent Kindle firmware. The percentage should work better with a screen reader.
I really doubt it. That happened a long time ago.
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I really doubt it. That happened a long time ago.
It changed in firmware 5.7.2, released in early February. I suspect that work on this device was begun long before that.
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I suppose it's conceivable that it's the reason. We'll never know.

A question for those whp still have a K3: how did it read it out in its voice navigation mode? Did it simply ignore it when reading the library page?

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What happens when the library drops OverDrive? They'll be stuck with a bunch of useless Kindles that they'll end up selling for pennies on the dollar, because Kindles only work at OverDrive libraries. So much for accessibility.
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What happens when the library drops OverDrive? They'll be stuck with a bunch of useless Kindles that they'll end up selling for pennies on the dollar, because Kindles only work at OverDrive libraries. So much for accessibility.
Then I drop them.

Both because of dropping Kindle support, and because of dropping the digital library platform with far more books that I actually want to read.
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I suppose it's conceivable that it's the reason. We'll never know.

A question for those whp still have a K3: how did it read it out in its voice navigation mode? Did it simply ignore it when reading the library page?
It ignored the % & page Didn't read Title Some times its say Chapter but not always.
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