My email to Amazon requesting better contrast on the Kindle e-reader got an answer, of sorts.
Being visually disabled, I am experiencing problems reading on my
Amazon Kindle PaperWhite. I used to be able to read about 120 books a
year, now I can not seem to get through one a month. I have to zoom the
fonts quite big, but they seem to be getting harder and harder to read.
As much as I appreciate the difficulty in trying to satisfy everyone, I
would really like to see the font darkness/contrast adjustable. Even
one font that is heavy would really help.
Can you tell me if Amazon will provide all-text boldfacing,
either through an on/off switch or a font-weight adjuster? That would
Kobo has a font weight adjuster, via a slider, in its E Ink devices.
Why doesn’t Amazon? Believe me, it would really help.
Perhaps if Amazon could give me a font I can read easier, I could
increase my ebook purchases. I would also be willing to buy a new
paperwhite, since mine is a couple of years old now. I really can't
read with the screen backlit, so a Kindle Fire is not going to be in my
future. If I can not read on my Kindle, I will have to consider a Kobo
My answer received today:
I'm ?????? from Amazon.com. Jeff Bezos received your email and asked me to respond on his behalf.
Thanks for taking the time to write us about Kindle Paperwhite.
At this time, all-text boldfacing is not available on Kindle Paperwhite.
Please do understand that Some books offer a font specified by the publisher.
Charlie, We’re always looking for ways to improve the service we provide, so I've forwarded your comments to the Kindle team.
In the future, if you'd like to share any thoughts you have about Kindle with the Kindle team directly, please feel free to send them to email@example.com.
Please feel free to continue to send us any suggestions for improvement as your opinion and participation is valuable to us.
We look forward to serving you again soon.