Probably, but I don't understand why NFB and its members for the most part continue to look for handouts. The visually impaired community is a small market, and we can not expect every company toi bend over backwards to assist us, especially when NFB tells them "you must do it, and do it now, but we won't tell you how, we'll just take you to court if you don't".
Thanks Nimer J On 05/06/2009 10:32 PM, Sarah Alawami wrote:
Probably patent issues or something. and you know how much the modified version is going to caust. *disgusted grin*------------------------------------------------------------------------*From:* blind_html-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blind_html-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Nimer Jaber*Sent:* Wednesday, May 06, 2009 6:51 PM *To:* blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx*Subject:* blind_html Fwd: [Colorado-talk] National Federation of the Blind Comments on Release of Large-screen KindlewHY DOESN'T nfb INNOVATE AND REDESIGN A VERSION OF THE KINDLE? tHANKS nIMER j -------- Original Message --------Subject: [Colorado-talk] National Federation of the Blind Comments on Release of Large-screen KindleDate: Wed, 06 May 2009 20:33:44 -0500From: Freeh, Jessica <JFreeh@xxxxxxx> (by way of David Andrews <dandrews@xxxxxxxx>)Reply-To: NFB of Colorado Discussion List <colorado-talk@xxxxxxxxxx> To: david.andrews@xxxxxxxxxx FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Danielsen Director of Public Relations National Federation of the Blind (410) 659-9314, extension 2330 (410) 262-1281 (Cell) cdanielsen@xxxxxxx National Federation of the Blind Comments on Release of Large-screen Kindle Urges Accessibility of New E-book Reader for Students Baltimore, Maryland (May 6, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, commented today on the release by Amazon, Inc. of a new version of its Kindle electronic reading device. The new Kindle has a larger screen than previous versions and is being marketed by Amazon as a potential platform for the display of textbooks for college and graduate students. Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "We are appalled that Amazon is releasing a new Kindle device ostensibly for the use of students that does not contain features that make it accessible to the blind. While this new device has the ability to read text aloud, its controls and user interface are not accessible to blind people; therefore, blind students will not have access to electronic textbooks available for the device. If the controls on the Kindle are made accessible to the blind, however, blind students will have equal access to textbooks at the same time as their sighted peers for the first time in history. We therefore urge Amazon to introduce a user interface for the Kindle that is accessible to the blind as soon as possible. Until such an accessible interface is introduced by Amazon, no college or university should deploy this device for use by its students, since doing so will place blind students at an unfair disadvantage compared to their sighted peers and will violate state and federal laws requiring equal access to textbooks and course materials for students with disabilities." ### _______________________________________________ Colorado-talk mailing list Colorado-talk@xxxxxxxxxx http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/colorado-talk_nfbnet.org To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for Colorado-talk: http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/options/colorado-talk_nfbnet.org/nimerjaber1%40gmail.com