NVDA and Kindle for PC

Last update: 12 April 2017 05:45 UTC

NVDA 2017.1 supports the enhanced accessibility functionality available in Amazon Kindle for PC version 1.19 and later. This enables users to read books in browse mode, including reading with the cursor and continuous reading, and pages turn automatically as the user reads. Users can access links, footnotes, graphics, highlighted text and user notes. In addition, users can highlight text, add notes, perform dictionary and Wikipedia lookups and copy text to the clipboard.

To use this, first ensure you have the latest versions of both NVDA and Kindle. If you don’t have them already, download the latest version of NVDA and download the latest version of Kindle for PC. Please read the “Kindle for PC” section (section 8.8) in the NVDA User Guide for further information about using Kindle with NVDA.

Note that the enhanced accessibility functionality is only available in Kindle books designed with “Screen Reader: Supported” which you can check on the details web page for the book.