Amazon Improves Accessibility Features of Kindle Fire Tablets

The Assistive Technology Blog reports that Amazon’s newly announced Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX include built in accessibility features. Historically, Amazon has been slow to make their Kindle products accessible. With the new accessible Kindle Fire and accessible Kindle app for iOS Amazon maybe turning a new page.

A useful feature of the Kindle HD products is is the the “Mayday” feature, a real-time assistance on demand service that connects you with a live support person who can see your screen and help you figure out any problems. This might be good for some people with cognitive disabilities.

The post also notes that Amazon still doesn’t want to make their Kindle eReaders accessible and has requested an exemption from the FCC.

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