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Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin

Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin is a free, downloadable application that runs on Microsoft Windows. It provides the following accessibility features: text-to-speech reading, voice-guided menu navigation, large font sizes, high contrast reading mode, keyboard navigation, and accessible shortcuts.

Because this software is an assistive technology, there are no restrictions on text-to-speech reading. In order to use the text-to-speech feature, an external screen reader program must be installed and running on the Windows PC. The external screen reader is used to read aloud menus and navigation items, while book text is read by a built-in text-to-speech engine. Tested screen readers include JAWS, NVDA, and Microsoft Narrator.

In addition, your Windows PC must meet the minimum system requirements needed for Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin:

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, or Windows 10 in Desktop Mode.
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Free hard disk space: 300MB

Set Up Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin

Download, install, and register the free Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin to use special accessibility features in Kindle for PC.

  1. Go to Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin. If prompted, choose the option to save the file to your computer.
  2. After you download the file, open it, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install and register.

    Note: To check your registration status from Kindle for PC, select Tools > Options > Registration.

Read with Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin

With an external screen reading program installed, you can use text-to-speech technology to hear your books read aloud.

Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin is compatible with Microsoft Narrator, JAWS and NVDA.
  • While reading, press CTRL and R to start text-to-speech. You will begin hearing your book read aloud to you.
  • While reading, press CTRL and I to show basic instructions.

Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin Shortcuts

You can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin.

  • Start reading (from the top of the page) - CTRL, R
  • Pause/Restart reading (from current position) - Space bar or F6
  • Read current sentence from beginning - CTRL, (comma)
  • Read previous sentence - CTRL, Shift, Up Arrow
  • Skip forward one sentence - CTRL, Shift, Down Arrow
  • Toggle voice (male/female) - CTRL, Shift, V
  • Increase speech rate - Shift, +
  • Decrease speech rate - Shift, -
  • Announce current location within a book - CTRL, P
  • Toggle continuous reading - CTRL, Shift, C
  • Read instructions - CTRL, I

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