Re: Info on a Kindle reader please

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>


While Amazon sells many different models of reading devices they can be broken down into two categories: Fire tablets and Kindle ereaders.

The Kindle ereader has a screen reader and is only used for reading material such as books, magazines, newspapers and even comic books. Other than accessing the Kindle store you can't perform other functions such as reading Web pages, checking email, downloading apps, listening to music, etc. They are primarily designed as readers.

The Fire tablets can do all of these things but they are also full-featured  tablets, meaning that you can browse the Web, check email, play music, use apps, etc. There are pros and cons to each. Both have a screen reader but I'm more familiar with the Fire tablets than the Kindle readers.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 8/2/2020 7:14 PM, Sugar Lopez wrote:

Yes, thanks Dave. I plan to do so

I just want to make sure she gets what she needs.

Will all kindle readers read to her?

Thanks so much



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From: <> On Behalf Of Dave Mitchel
Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Info on a Kindle reader please


first thought for me was Amazon...give them a call and instead of shipping it to you have them ship it directly to her.



From: Sugar Lopez

Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:45 PM

To: Tech Talk List

Subject: [TechTalk] Info on a Kindle reader please


Hi all

I’ve never had one of these Kindle readers, so a friend of mine is having trouble seeing and is needing something to read to her until she gets her cataract procedure but can’t have it done until this Coved clears up a bit.

She is in a home so it makes it difficult and she can’t use her lap top anymore


I am needing help in locating a Kindle reader that will read to her and does anyone know where I can purchase one for her?

Thanks so much.

Her birthday is coming up and I’d like to know where and how I can do this for her soon.

Thanks in advance,


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