Amazon agrees to collaborate on accessibility

A Kindle eReader with text on its screen is held by a human handAmazon has been dealing with accessibility issues for years. Due to the proprietary nature of the files used on the Kindle, their eReading device, assistive technology devices can’t help the visually impaired.

Last year, Amazon was looking at a deal with New York City schools, but the Federation for the Blind stepped in with concerns for visually impaired students.

Recently, as reported in this article, Amazon and the Federation for the Blind agreed to work together to try to fix the issues to make the Kindle more accessible for visually impaired users.

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Amazon, Federation of the Blind Reach Agreement on Accessibility

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