Universities avoid Kindle over accessibility barriers

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From Disability New Asia:
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Jan 14: Three US universities have agreed not to use Amazon's e-book reader the Kindle until it is easily usable by blind people. A fourth settled a complaint from blind people's advocacy groups by saying that it will strive to use accessible devices in future.

Though the Kindle DX reader can read out text, making it potentially useful to blind people or those with low vision, it offers no way to navigate its controls and menus that is accessible to blind users.

Full story:

http://www.disabilitynewsasia.com/html/news10jan11.html


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