Reading for All

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Being blind and unable to read print, I find the Amazon Kindle’s text to speech facility a huge boon. For anyone who is unaware of the text to speech facility, when activated, it reads aloud books where the author/publisher has enabled speech. While the reading voice is robotic, it has improved over the years and (in my experience) once the reader becomes lost in a good book, it is easy to forget that a dalek is doing the reading!

The majority of books in the Amazon Kindle store have text to speech enabled. Of those which do not, most (perhaps all) are available as audible downloads from audible.co.uk/audible.com. However, Audible titles are, on the whole more expensive than their Kindle counterparts, which means that someone who is unable to read print must (if the text to speech facility is not enabled on the Kindle version) spend more to obtain the…

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  1. #1 by drewdog2060drewdog2060 on August 7, 2017 - 10:47 pm

    Many thanks for reblogging my post, which is much appreciated. Kevin

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    • #2 by Felicia Denise on August 7, 2017 - 11:14 pm

      Not a problem, Kevin.

      I’m not sure the average author realizes the importance of enabling text-to-speech when they publish their books. Sharing your post helps to make more people aware. 🙂

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