Kindle App

Kindle AppAmazon announced a number of new features for its Kindle for iOS app that aim to make it easier to use for blind and visually impaired users. Wednesday’s update, Amazon says, will make it easier for these users to use features like “X-Ray, End Actions, sharing, highlighting and bookmarking.” Amazon says these new features are available on iOS, but it plans to make them available on additional platforms in the future. These new features, the company says in today’s announcement, will give visually impaired users easier access to the more than 1.8 million titles in its catalog that feature its text-to-voice VoiceOver narration. The iOS app also allows users to read character-by-character, word-by-word and line-by-line and supports the usual iOS accessibility features like zoom, assistive touch and support for peripheral braille displays.

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