Concerning Amazon and Its Release of Kindle iOS Apps
 
American Council of the Blind
Resolution 2013-06
 
Summary
 
This organization sincerely hopes that Amazon immediately makes the Kindle accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired.
 
WHEREAS, Amazon recently released an app for iOS devices that allows Kindle books to be easily and accessibly read by iPhone, iPad and iPod users who are blind or visually impaired; and
 
WHEREAS, there are still several stand-alone Kindle readers that are by no means fully accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired;
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the American Council of the Blind in convention assembled on the 9th day of July, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, that this organization commend Amazon for its success with IOS devices; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this organization sincerely hopes that Amazon's zeal to be certain its applications are accessible be immediately translated into the stand-alone Kindle devices currently on the market which are not easily usable by people who are blind or visually impaired.
 
Adopted.
 
Marlaina Lieberg, Secretary