Saturday, November 8, 2014

Review: Kindle Ap With Voice-Over

The world of literature is bigger and better for the blind; thanks to the wonderful invention of technology. Voice-over helps Blindy's do things just as easily as a seer. Today we are going to take a look at the Kindle Ap for IOS.

If you are like me and love to read, you should totally give the Kindle ap ashot on your Iphone, Ipod, Ipad, or Mac. Thanks to voice-over, this application is fully functional for the blind.

Confession: Since I discovered this ap worked with voice-over I have been a bit obsessed with Ebooks. In all fairness however, there are countless books available for free on Amazon. You can't go wrong with free baby.

It is easy to move from screens throughout the application. Menus are easily toggled through. The ability to adjust the reading speed makes for further enjoyment as well.

Another nice function is the bookmark function. When you are on the reading page, fully engrossed in book pleasure mode, simply tap the screen twice to make the menu screen pop up. One of the very first options is bookmark. Directly under that, is the "Return to Book" button that will take you back into your book.

The menu screen gives you options such as bookmark and return to book as previously mentioned. It also lets you see how far you have gotten into you book by both precentage and page number if available. When you push the menu button again, it brings up other options. First is the option to go back to your book library, which is a list of books you've downloaded. It also allows you to check out other bonuses that your particular book has to offer. This can include book extras, table of contents, about the author, and other extras.

For those with low vision, there is also a feautre that may interest you. Kindle allows you to highlight text. This can be useful if reading text for school. It can also be nice for recreational reading as well. Once highlighted, said text can be saved. It can also be shared on your desired social media platform.

Lastly, when you are finished reading a book, a screen pops up called, "Before You Go". This screen is cool because it lets you check out other books relted to what you just read. It also lets you share you have finished with your friends on Twitter and Facebook. Cooler still, you can review the book directly in this section.

All in all, this is a really cool ap. You don't have to have an actual Kindle tablet to enjoy the functionality of Kindle books.

Happy reading guys....

As always, thanks for reading... and remember... look before you leap

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip about tapping the screen twice to bring up the menu. I just didn't try it, because i assumed that it wouldn't work with voiceover. I just got done reading this book on Kindle as a matter of fact, from the Blind BLogger, and while googling Maxwell, i found this blog posting. If you want to check this book, i'm going to have to read again out, it's only $4.97 for Kindle, and is very useful to help people be more successful visit:
    http://max.yourownpay.com/
    and get your copy today. I'll be doing my own review of this book in the near future, and want to share his story with everyone i can. Now, time for me to go use the bookmark function in Kindle!
    Thanks

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  2. There is a chance you are qualified for a complimentary $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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