Reading Kindle books on Linux
John G Heim
jheim at math.wisc.edu
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 shellworld.net> 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
> 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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