For background see our July 30, 2015 post, New York City Dept. of Education Partnering with Amazon.com to Create E-Book Storefront
From the NY Daily News:
…Department of Education officials said Tuesday they were delaying the plan [worth $30 million] after advocates complained that readers with visual impairments could have trouble accessing its design.
The agency, said spokeswoman Devora Kaye, will devise a new plan for e-books in the fall that will better meet the needs of all city students.
The agency’s move to delay the program came after the Baltimore-based National Federation of the Blind sent two letters of protest to city schools boss Carmen Fariña.
The federation’s Aug. 7 and 13 letters warned Fariña that visually handicapped students would have trouble using Amazon’s devices to navigate e-books and access graphics.
Read the Complete NYDN Article
See Also: Copies of Letters Sent to Amazon.com by National Federation of the Blind
- Direct to Letter Sent on August 7, 2015
- Direct to Letter Sent on August 13. 2015
Hat Tip/Thanks to Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader for his help with this post.