Screen reader – adding to the experience
When I was re-writing the last draft of Fire Flower I ended up discovering VoiceOver, the Macintosh screen reader, and found it helped me “get into character” when telling the story from Erik’s perspective.
I can recommend this kind of software reader as it can be pleasant if you simply want to relax your eyes from a bright screen (so not only useful for the blind).
It may add another dimension to the experience when a robot-story told by a robot is read by a synthetic voice (my choice for Fire Flower was the Mac’s Alex, but was slightly tempted to go for the voice of Fred, which sounded like Stephen Hawking).
If you do not have this already, you can simply do a web search for “screen reader” and download for free.