NEW KINDLE MAY ASSIST SOME VISUALLY IMPAIRED

By Karen Meyer © WLS-TV, Chicago — The next wave of textbooks will be downloadable and easy to carry. This summer Kindle DX came out with adaptable textbooks for everyone, including people with visual impairment. From experts in the field of adaptive technology for people who are blind and visually impaired, the reviews of Kindle DX are mixed. They hope improvements are made to accommodate different levels of vision impairments. Hadley School for the Blind in Winnetka provides educational services to people who are blind and visually impaired all around the world. Students don’t come to school, they are taught by phone and computers using standard textbooks. A device like Kindle DX would be ideal, says Andre Lukatsky, director of computer services…. READ ARTICLE

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