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Reading Books Using Amazon Alexa, Audible, and Kindle

Description
In the 1990s, Amazon started as a company that innovated in the delivery of print books through online shopping. Since then, customers who are book lovers, or bibliophiles, have gained a wide range of options for obtaining digital as well as print books, for reading with various devices, and for networking with others with similar interests. This session is intended to help those interested in non-print books, from casual readers to bibliophiles, take advantage of the opportunities provided through Amazon, but the tips can benefit anyone. Due to the accessibility features now available, these tips may be of particular interest to print-disabled readers, including people with visual, dexterity, or cognitive disabilities. Although these activities can generally be done with every major type of computing device, the presentation focuses on Alexa, the voice-enabled virtual assistant, accessed through the Amazon Echo and other devices; Audible, Kindle, and Goodreads apps on iOS, accessed through an iPad or iPhone; and websites for Audible, Kindle, and Goodreads, accessed through a desktop or mobile browser.  
Audience
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • K-12 Education
  • Entertainment & Recreation
  • Media & Publishing
Audience Level
Beginning  
Session Summary (Abstract)
This presentation is intended to help those interested in non-print books, from casual readers to bibliophiles, take advantage of the opportunities provided through Amazon. The tips can benefit anyone interested in digital books, however, the tips may be of particular interest to print-disabled readers.  
Session Type
General Track  
Topics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Leisure & Travel
  • Mobility
  • Product Demonstration

Presenters

  • Jamal Mazrui
  • Jessie Lorenz

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