|02-03-2012, 09:16 AM||#16|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Monroe Wisconsin
Device: K3, Kindle Paperwhite, Calibre, and Mobipocket for Pc (netbook)
I agree it is expensive though I think part of that is that they aren't something that everyone would need. Who knows maybe it could be counted as a medical device and the handicapped person could get it at a discount. I know things like back braces and dentures are sometimes covered in such a way.
|02-03-2012, 12:48 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Taxes pay for things like accessible sidewalk corners; we don't all need to use them, but I don't begrudge my taxes for paying for them. I also wouldn't complain about an added cost to a product for accessibility... and you can always buy something else.
|02-04-2012, 11:41 PM||#18|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Device: sony PRS-T1 and T3, Kobo Mini and Aura HD, Tablet
I just think mandating manufacturers to make everything possible as accessible to everyone possible would complicate life and as previously stated drive up prices. This would place a burden on the working poor who are burdened enough IMO.
That said, I am all in favor of accessibility and have no problem with the government paying for aids for the handicapped. I am fortunate that I m neither handicapped or poor.(by no means well off but I can afford a few luxuries after I pay my taxes )
Available yes, mandated for all ereaders no.
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