Kindle for a blind user
by katshaff - 11/27/10 2:05 PM
In Reply to: No. by R. Proffitt
I wish I could consider any price...but can't. All of his systems are antiquated...and bit by bit we need to update all (reader, computer..likely an EYEPAL and a GPS since he navigates in a large city) Currently he is either listening to books on CD's or downloading them on his computer.
I also need to contact AFB and see if they are shifting to this foramt, growing up he had great access to books on tape. He got to the point where he could listen at a high speed (blind speed reading:)) and still comprehend.
If he could do pleasure reading with a nice library to choose from it would be helpful. He has a little bit of vision in one eye, and could likely (holding it very close to his eye) navigate the buttons. The I pad seems like an option, but like 4 times the cost, and he travels by bus and train in a large city...some stops are dicy and I think an Ipad begs to be robbed.....
He will be returning to college classes (history major). Being able to down load PDF's would be a plus.
Let me reprhase: Is the Kindle 3 the best in the under $200 range? If there is something signifcantly better in the 200-400 range I can consider (especailly if he can get academic books on it) but I can't right now afford the over 1,000 EYEPAL.
I did go to the NFB and AFB sites, but I did not find much help on this.
Thanks for your input...much appreciated.
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