moderated Re: JAWS versus NVDA on Kindle PC


For everything having to do with Codex.
I belong to something like 7 different public library systems and at this
point, I'm able to get pretty much everything I want through them. Amazon
partners with libraries, but I always select the ePub downloadable version
now. It more or less eliminates the Kindle conversion step. I can't recall
the last time I had to pick a kindle formatted title to then convert via
Seriously people, support your local library.
I still have the older Kindle program installed just in case. It really does
suck accessibility-wise, but for conversion purposes with Codex, you only
want it for the sole ability to download the book in question. The trickiest
part is getting registered as that part isn't Jaws accessible. There's a
walkthrough on that Codex site that explains.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Orlando Enrique
Fiol via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS versus NVDA on Kindle PC

At 06:59 PM 9/4/2019, David Goldfield wrote:
>As long as you are running version 1.19 or later of the Kindle app JAWS
should provide the same level of accessibility as what you're
experiencing with NVDA. I actually would not recommend downloading an
earlier version with Amazon's accessibility plug-in. If my memory is
correct that won't really give you full screen reader accessibility with
the virtual cursor, which is what you probably want if you're using JAWS
for reading your Kindle content.
I have the latest version of the Kindle app. However, reading results are
extremely inconsistent with JAWS. Sometimes, nothing on the screen is read.
Other times, the reading of the book gets to a certain point beyond which no
navigation key commands or continuous reading will advance the text. It's as
though there is no more text on the screen but the current page. At those
times, I've tried page up and down, control+page up and down, control+end,
etc., all customary ways to advance through a document. But nothing works.

>Did you download the app directly from >Amazon's Web site or did it
originate from a third party site.

I downloaded it from Amazon.

>As a side note the one exception for when you would want to use an
earlier version is if you're using Codex, which allows you to convert
Kindle content into plain text format which will allow you to read the
content using other programs or even other devices, such as being able >to
use Voice Dream Reader on your iPhone to read a Kindle book.
My good man, are you saying that I could use Codex to convert Kindle content
to plain text, thereby obviating the reader altogether? I would love this
option. Where can I download Codex?

Orlando Enrique Fiol

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