Saturday, December 12, 2009

Students with visual impairments praise Amazon's efforts with Kindle

As the chairman of Wayne State University's Board of Governors, Richard Bernstein led a call on in September to make its electronic reader accessible to blind and visually impaired people. (PATRICIA BECK/Detroit Free Press)

Students with visual impairments are lauding an announcement by Amazon that it will enhance its Kindle to be more user-friendly for consumers who cannot see. "This is the first time to have truly equal access to academic texts," said Jason Turkish, a law-school student in Florida. Richard Bernstein, chairman of the board of governors at Wayne State University in Michigan, said Amazon's move could revolutionize higher education for students with disabilities. Detroit Free Press

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