Students with visual impairments praise Amazon's efforts with Kindle

12/10/2009 | 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.

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