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Aug 17, 2017

On this episode of the iACast, Aleeha, Jason, Michael, and Anne Currie discuss the accessibility of eReaders developed by Amazon. Discussion primarily focuses on the Kindle Paperwhite,an eReader commonly used in the educational system. It has a unique accessibility system, requiring a blind user to purchase the reader as a Bundle. We discuss the pros and cons of this method of accessibility implementation, alternatives to it, and ways that it could be improved. Some helpful links related to the accessibility of Amazon eReaders follow. Amazon expands VoiceView accessibility tool for visually impaired Accessibility for Kindle: Amazon Devices & Accessories The State of Amazon Device Accessibility, an article published in the May 2017 NFB Braille Monitor