Kindle, Amazon’s e-book reader, is poised for a make-over for the education market. It may re-appear in late 2008, full-page size with an improved interface. Duking it out with Apple’s iPod/iTunes (“Axis of Easy”?) will be tough; the textbook market may seem mild, but it’s fiercely competitive. Every university we know of is sensitized to accessibility, so how about both Amazon and Apple give a little more thought about that stuff? Compatibility with DAISY and cooperation with Bookshare might be a good start.
(By the way, here’s an excellent review of Kindle’s accessibility.)