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New Features in Kindle for Mac software

Kindle for Mac software now has features that allow users to add notes, highlight passages, and search for text. These features will be particularly useful for people with visual and learning disabilities.

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Free Mouse Alternative -- Uses Web Cam

Camera Mouse uses an ordinary web cam to track a user's face and move the mouse pointer.  Clicking can be controlled as well.  Windows only, it works with Windows 8, 7, Vista, or up to date XP computer and a standard USB webcam (or a video camera built into a notebook computer or tablet). 

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Kindle 3 and Blind Access

Version 3 of Amazon's Kindle e-reader was released in late August 2010. Larry Wagner's article talks about the accessibility of this new model to blind users, and provides some usage tips.

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Sign Language and Smartphones

The University of Washington is testing its Mobile ASL software that reduces the amount of bandwidth necessary for sign language video chat for deaf users. This software will run on any phone with a front-facing camera.

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