TEK TALK WELCOMES BRIAN CHARLSON OF THE CARROLL CENTER FOR THE BLIND TO DISCUSS THE AMAZON KINDLE FIRE

During the past couple of years, Amazon has introduced a number of interesting products to its customers including its customers who are blind or visually impaired.
There are the family of devices collectively called Alexa, the Echo, the Tap and the Dot. All of which allow you to access music, purchase products and to play games and keep track of lists. There are two TV devices, the Fire TV and the Fire Stick, both of which, using the same voice commands and "Alexa" voice, allow you to access Netflix, YouTube and other internet-based video services.
The third group of devices are the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDX. These devices are similar to the iPad and iPad Mini from Apple but run on the Android Operating System and use the Talkback screen reader. Like similar tablet devices, you can access things through a wireless connection or a cellular connection. In addition, you can access Kindle publications through the Wisper Net without taking-on additional charges.
One of the best things about all of these new devices is their price. None of them go over $300 and the Alexa Dot cost less than $50. Come hear about the Amazon Kindle Fire and see what a $150 tablet can do for you and why you should be asking for one for Christmas.

My contact information is as follows:
Brian Charlson
Carroll Center for the Blind
770 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458
Work: (617) 969-6200 X224
Cell: (617) 775-2541
Brian.charlson@carroll.org

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