Amazon Access: How Accessible?

This article appeared in Wired discussing Amazon's new accessible site.

Amazon.com recently launched a separate shopping site for the visually impaired.

The streamlined, alternative version of its text-only site has less text and graphics, which company executives hope will make it easier for visually impaired users using screen readers or other access software to shop online.

But instead of improving access, critics say that Amazon has simply created a "second-best" alternative to Amazon's main e-commerce site.