Amazon Kindle to get accessibility features

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December 8th, 2009 Leave a comment Visited 476 times, 1 so far today

Amazon has revealed that they are going to add some new features to their Kindle eBook reader to make it a friendlier product for blind and vision-impaired users.

The company said that the device would soon get audible menus in addition to options to have bigger font size for the text.

This comes after a couple of universities revealed that they could not allow for mass adoption of Kindle as an alternative to paper textbooks until something is done to make the device more accessible.

Kindle already has a feature that reads out the text being displayed on the screen. But activating that feature require some complicated clicks.

It remains to be seen if Amazon can satisfy these universities as they stand to gain a lot from this process.

If Kindle becomes a viable alternative to college textbooks, Amazon could make a lot of money from deals and sales.

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