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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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BookSense e-reader

BookSense DS from GW Micro is an e-reader with an OLED display for maximizing high contrast for low vision users. The BookSense model can handle multiple formats, including MP3, DAISY Consortium.

">DAISY; the BookSense XT can also read Microsoft Word documents and play digital talking books.

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Apple's iBooks App and Store Includes Accessibility Features

iBooks, the Apple iPad application that doubles as a digital bookstore and electronic book reader, supports VoiceOver, the iPad's built-in screen reader. Using familiar gestures, content from the iBooks store or synced to the user's device via iTunes can be read page-by-page or in a continuous fashion by VoiceOver.

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TV Ears "Senior-Friendly" HDTV

This 32-inch TV includes a built-in wireless transmitter and headset for better listening, an easy-to-use, color-coded remote control, and an automatic shut-off feature that engages after four hours of inactivity.   The price is $995 or higher; apparently, audiologists who recommend it get a commission.

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