On May 1, 2013, ebook giant Amazon announced new accessibility features for the Kindle reading app, “making it easier than ever for blind and visually impaired customers to navigate their Kindle libraries, read and interact with their books, and more.” Amazon expects to have these features added to “additional platforms in the future”; however, it gave no specific dates. Amazon has been under increasing pressure from ADA-requirements (the Americans with Disabilities Act) as well as blind rights advocates to improve its products for the vision impaired. The new release has been hailed as a step forward, but it has also been criticized for lacking major accessibility elements.
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Bibliographical noteType: Blog Posting
Herther, N. K. (2013, May 9). Amazon Finally Begins Work to Make Kindles ADA-Compliant: NewsBreaks. Information Today. http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/Amazon-Finally-Begins-Work-to-Make-Kindles-ADACompliant-89531.asp