Guide for Accessibility features for Kindle Keyboard
This guide gives simple instructions for turning on and using the various accessibility features within the Kindle Keyboard ereader.
Sighted assistance may be needed to initially set up the spoken menus and locate various keys on the keyboard.
Turning on spoken menus (VoiceGuide)
; Press 'Shift' which is the bottom left key and 'space bar' which is
the long key in bottom row, simultaneously
; There is no indication that the speech has turned on until you
start to navigate the device
Turning on text to speech
; Press 'home'
; Select an item to read from your library list and open it ; There are then two ways of turning on the speech. Whichever
you use will need repeating each time you open a book:
; Press 'shift' which is the bottom left key and the 'Sym' key,
which is one key to the right of the spacebar, one key up
and then one to the right again.
; Press these simultaneously
; Press 'AA', which is located to the right of the large space
bar button at the bottom of the keyboard. With Voice Guide
on, the device will say 'page preferences'
; Move down 4 times to 'text to speech turn on', select this
Pausing text to speech
; Press the space bar
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; To restart the speech, press the space bar again
Controlling text to speech volume
The volume switch is located on the bottom edge of the device at the far left. It is a rocker switch that can increase and decrease the volume.
Changing voice male to female
; With the text to speech turned on, press 'AA'
; Move down twice and 'speaking voice' will be read out as well
as male or female.
; Use the left and right keys to change to the alternative and
Changing text to speech speed
; With the text to speech turned on press 'AA'
; Move down once and 'speech rate' plus the current speed will
be read out
; Use the left and right keys to change from or to 'slower', 'default'
or 'faster' and select
Changing text size
; Press 'home'
; Select an item to read from your library list and open it ; Press 'AA'
; Use the left and right keys to change font size and select
Updated: March 2012