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Amazon updates iOS Kindle reading app for blind, visually impaired


Amazon on Wednesday updated its Kindle for iOS reading app with new accessibility features that will help blind and visually impaired users navigate their Kindle library as well as read and interact with books, PC Mag reports. The new features are available on the iOS app today, and will be making their way to other platforms in the future, Amazon said. The update includes a new read-aloud feature for more than 1.8 million titles in the Kindle Store. The feature leverages Apple’s VoiceOver technology, which enables users to interact with their device when they can’t see the screen. To activate, enable VoiceOver in the device settings menu. “We’re excited to introduce these new features to our Kindle for iOS app, making it easier than ever for our blind and visually impaired customers to access the vast selection of over 1.8 million books in the Kindle Store on their iPhone or iPad,” Dorothy Nicholls, vice president of Amazon Kindle, said in a statement…

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