Amazon.com to become more accessible

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International retailer Amazon has announced, with assistance with the US National Federation of the Blind, that its websites will become fully accessible to the blind, with efforts to be completed by June 30, 2008.

Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "Full and equal access to the Internet is critical in order for the blind to participate fully in today's society. While Amazon.com is not yet fully accessible, we are pleased with the progress that has been made and we believe that the company remains committed to making the site fully accessible. We will continue to work with Amazon.com to ensure that the blind can shop for books, music, movies, and the myriad other products available at this leading online retailer with the same ease and convenience as all other shoppers."

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