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Visually impaired: If you purchase a Kindle Fire can you then add software

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Initial post: Aug 14, 2013, 3:37:29 PM PDT
If you purchase a kindle fire can you then download software that will read the book to a visually impaired person?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2013, 3:44:39 PM PDT
Artist says:
If there's an android app that works with the Fire, then you can add it, but you can't just add software like you do with a computer.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2013, 3:52:11 PM PDT
There are two options.... if the book has TTS enabled you can simply press a few buttons and have the book read to you. Or my preferred choice is the audible books. (often cheaper if you buy the book then buy the audible to play as you read along). TTS (text to speech) makes many errors in pronunciation of words and is merely a "robotic" voice speaking to you whereas the audible books is a human doing the reading with tone inflection and much more enjoyable to listen to.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2013, 3:53:27 PM PDT
BooDittie says:
You really should contact Kindle customer service and deal with this in real-time with one person. We don't know if you're referring to text-to-speech or some special app or software that may only be supported on a limited variety of devices. We don't know if you might just be referring to audio books, in which case an MP3 player might be a viable option.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2013, 3:53:38 PM PDT
All Kindle Fires (except the first generation) already have text to speech built in, no app needed. Not all books have the capacity (that's determined by the rights holder) but most do. It is a female voice only, and only available in the US according to the help pages.

Posted on Aug 14, 2013, 3:59:37 PM PDT
The OP posted a slightly different question here:

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2013, 4:25:32 PM PDT
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