kindle_app_iconAmazon has updated its Kindle app for iOS to provide a number of new features for users who are visually impaired. Most notably, the app now incorporates Apple's VoiceOver technology to implement read aloud capabilities for more than 1.8 million Kindle Store offerings.

The update also provides improved navigation and search tools and features like X-Ray, End Actions, sharing, highlighting, and bookmarking have become more accessible.

-Accessibility features make it easier for blind and visually impaired customers to navigate their Kindle libraries, read & interact with books, and more. Enable VoiceOver in your device settings to begin.

-Easily rate and review books by accessing 'Before you go…' directly from The 'Go to' menu

-Enhancements to 'Before you go…' including the ability to download a free sample and email yourself a reminder about recommended books.

-Additional Font Selection for Japan - Hiragino Mincho ProN (Serif)

-Bug Fixes/Stability improvements

Kindle is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Asuriyan Avatar
143 months ago
Cool!

...now where's the Mac App Store update, you bastards! I want to be able to read on my rMBP without wanting to stab myself in the eye.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Klae17 Avatar
143 months ago
Now that there's VoiceOver, I'll actually "read."
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