Kindle To Be More Accessible for Vision Impaired, Dyslexic
The good news keeps coming from Amazon.com on their huge selling Kindle.
This week they announced that the Kindle will support from mid 2010 a super size font, taking the number of fonts available to seven from the standard six fonts. This seventh font size will be twice the height and width of the current largest font on the current Kindle.
For the dyslexic and others with a learning disability, Amazon is developing an audible menuing system so blind and vision-impaired readers can navigate books unassisted. The system will allow the user to listen to the text-to-speech function while simultaneously reading along with the synchronized text.
These new features when delivered mid 2010 will address a large number of complaints about the current Kindle that it ignores the vision impaired, whether the changes go far enough is yet to be seen but it certainly is step in the right direction.
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