Barnes & Noble has updated the Nook app, and while the features they’ve introduced probably won’t make much difference for many of us — but for users with sight problems, it could make all the difference. The new version adds:
Now leveraging Apple assistive technology, including screen magnification and VoiceOver, to be accessible to blind and low vision users
The update was spotted by Mac-cessibility, a blog focused on how Mac products are used by the disabled — who comment:
This is an enormous leap forward for the accessibility of books to blind and visually impaired readers. There is only one of the three major ebook players on iOS left without VoiceOver support. (We are looking at you, Amazon Kindle).
The update also brings more languages, better support for UK users, and can now take advantage of all the extra screenspace for the iPhone 5.