Last year, we brought our VoiceView screen reader to Kindle E-readers. This week, I’m excited to announce our update to the Kindle for PC app, making it easier for visually impaired customers to find and read millions of Kindle books. Customers can now use the popular, open source NVDA screen reader to find and open Kindle books on a Windows PC.
While many organizations celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (on May 17 in 2017, May 18 in 2018), the entire month of May is Accessibility Awareness Month at Amazon. It’s a full month of accessibility-related technical talks, workshops, and hands-on activities. These events are attended by thousands of Amazon employees across the country and around the world.
Thousands of Amazon customers are now using VoiceView on Fire tablets and VoiceView on Fire TV. As we kick off a new year, I’m excited to highlight new accessibility features for Fire TV, supporting our blind and low vision customers.