Reading Kindle books on Linux

John G Heim jheim at
Tue Sep 15 14:02:49 UTC 2015

It's not true that using linux at the command line is a always a choice. 
  For one thing, command line linux runs on a lot more platforms than 
does the graphical user interface. And for someone who is deaf/blind, 
the command line interface has tremendous advantages.

When you say all these solutions are available for the GUI, I am 
guessing you mean they work with speech, right? How is the braille support?

On 09/15/2015 08:44 AM, Sam Hartman wrote:
>>>>>> "Karen" == Karen Lewellen <klewellen at> writes:
>      Karen> of course the simple solution is to tell Amazon, who must
>      Karen> make their products accessible, to create a Kindle
>      Karen> application for Linux.
> See, this is 100% bogus.
> Amazon needs to make their service accessible.
> They don't need to make it accessible on command-line Linux.
> Kindle's accessibility is now ironically the best accessible book
> reading app for Android I've found.   better than  Google Play Books;
> far better than Go Read (the Bookshare app).
> My understanding is that the accessibility of the stand-alone Kindle
> devices is reasonable, and their Apple accessibility has been good for a
> while.
> I just tried Amazon Cloud Reader on debian using Iceweasel and it worked
> fine once it loaded even for a DRM-protected book.  Cloud Reader on Chromium seems like it kind of
> wants to work but I can't get to the text of the book.
> I didn't install the Chrome Store app though.
> I appreciate that you want to use the command line.  However, that's
> your choice, and has nothing to do with your accessibility needs.
> That choice is what is limiting you here.
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