Download the latest version of Kindle for PC (1.19 or above) that supports screen readers as well as text-to-speech, without having to download the Accessibility Plugin. Visit the Kindle for PC Accessibility Features help page to learn more about its functions.
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:
Download, install, and register the free Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin to use special accessibility features in Kindle for PC.
Note: To check your registration status from Kindle for PC, select Tools > Options > Registration.
With an external screen reading program installed, you can use text-to-speech technology to hear your books read aloud.
You can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin. For more details visit Kindle for PC Keyboard Shortcuts.
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