• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Digital Reading Features for Reading-Related Disabilities

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 2:20 PM PDT  
Platinum 4 (AMAZON)  
People with disabilities such as dyslexia, hyperlexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other cognitive or reading-related disabilities face unique reading challenges. They may struggle with word recognition, morphological awareness and fluency, or have trouble concentrating, staying focused or remembering details. E-books and digital reading apps or devices offer many basic features that can help mitigate some of these challenges, such as alternative fonts or spacing options. Kindle apps and devices continue to raise the bar on the accessible reading experience, offering these and many more reading features that can transform the way readers with disabilities consume their digital books. Terra Masiel, Sr. Product manager with the Worldwide Stores Accessibility team, discusses how Kindle has created accessible reading experiences specifically designed for those with reading-related disabilities and how these features can create positive outcomes for all.  
  • Higher Education
  • Disability Specific
  • K-12 Education
  • Government
  • Entertainment & Recreation
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Readers with disabilities face unique challenges, some of which can be addressed through intentionally designed digital reading features. Learn how Kindle has created accessible reading experiences specifically for readers with disabilities.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Captions & Transcription
  • Design
  • Emerging Technologies
Session Type
General Track  


  • Terra Masiel

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