Amazon improves e-reader for visually impaired

<p>Amazon is working on a new audible menu system and a &quot;super sized&quot; font for its Kindle e-book reader to help visually impaired customers read titles.</p><p>The retailer is planning to introduce the features by next summer. Kindle users can already access the text-to-speech function to listen to titles.</p><p>However, Amazon hopes the new audible menu system will allow them to access titles without any help. The retailer will also double the width and height of its biggest font to create a new seventh font size.</p><p>Ian Freed, vice president for Amazon Kindle, said: &quot;We&#39;ve heard from thousands of vision-impaired customers and customers with learning disabilities over the past two years who have been helped tremendously by Kindle. </p><p>&quot;With some key modifications, we believe Kindle can be a breakthrough device for the blind, and the team is excited about making these enhancements.&quot;</p>