In addition to launching a new Kindle Oasis this morning, Amazon is also releasing a new firmware update for all current Kindle models.
The v5.8.11 is not yet available on the Amazon website, but according to the press release it adds a couple features that will make it easier for those with vision problems to read Kindle ebooks:
- New Font Size and Bold Settings: Now choose from more font sizes than ever before—and five levels of boldness—for whichever font you choose to read with.
- New Accessibility Options: In addition to the Open Dyslexic font, we’ve added a feature to invert black and white on the display if you have light sensitivity.
The press release also mentioned ragged right formatting, which was actually added in an update earlier this year. There's also a mention of a new "enlarged display option" which will ship with the new Kindle Oasis. This is supposed to let you "increase the size of items like the text on the home screen and library as well as the book icons", but it's not clear yet whether older devices will get this feature in the update.
The update will be pushed out to current Kindles, and will soon be available for download from the Amazon website.