After an acrimonious decision earlier this year to let authors determine text-to-speech availability in their e-books, Amazon has vowed to roll out new Kindle features for blind and vision-impaired readers in 2010. According to a post on their site, the updates include audible menus and a new super size font for easier navigation. [Amazon]
New Kindle Features For Blind And Vision-Impaired Readers In 2010
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