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Amazon will update Kindles with text-to-speech for vision impaired

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Dec 2009 16:45

Amazon will update Kindles with text-to-speech for vision impaired Amazon has announced it will be updating its Kindle 2 and Kindle DX e-readers next year in an effort to increase marketability for vision-impaired consumers.
The new features will include an audible menu system that uses text-to-speech. Using the system, users can navigate the menus and books without visual assistance. Device owners will also be given a new font that is twice the size of the current largest font for the device.

The update will be available during the "summer" of 2010 and was prompted by feedback from Amazon users.

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