Google Book Search becomes accessible

Excellent news for people with visual impairments who read books online.  Google Book Search has added accessibility features so these people can read more books!

I’ve been visually impaired myself for all my life.  When I had retinal surgery a few years ago and was trying to save my sight, the only books I could read were either on my Palm Tungsten or through the excellent NewsAloud RSS newsreader.  Things are much better these days but I’ve always set my machines to show much larger text than most people would use, and I use my PDA (now a Windows Mobile iPaq) very heavily for ebooks.

Official Google Blog: Ever more books to read


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