Amazon is releasing a new version of its Kindle for iOS app that will include new accessibility features aimed at making it easier for the blind and visually impaired to read and organize their e-books. The new features are available today for iOS devices and will soon be available for other platforms.
New features for the visually impaired include a read aloud mode for more than 1.8 million titles, easier more consistent navigation within a library or a book allowing users to easily change font and background color, highlight, jump to pages and look up words or research phrases. Blind and visually impaired customers can also choose Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin, a free application for Windows PC’s.
Dorothy Nicholls, v-p Amazon Kindle said, “With this update, we’re also making customer-favorite features—such as X-Ray, End Actions, sharing, highlighting and bookmarking—more accessible. We look forward to continuing to develop and extend our accessibility features on Kindle Fire and our other Kindle apps.”