Monday, June 22, 2009

Publishers That Disable Kindle Text-to-Speech

Kindle 2 Review has the list, which includes a book I've been thinking of buying -- When Genius Fails. I'm now considering not purchasing this book in protest of the crippling of this feature.

Readers have started to tag books on Amazon that have disabled TTS. These tags include no-tts and text-to-speech disabled.

I've used TTS on my Kindle on a number of occasions and have found it to be incredibly useful and that it adds to the utility of having a book in electronic format.

Are others bothered by this disabling or is it just me?

1 comment:

D. Greene said...

Makes you wonder how it might make blind customers feel who may really enjoy listening instead of reading using braille. Not that they can't read, but any blind users with a Kindle (if there are any) would be completely shut out.