I recently received a "gift request" for the Kindle Fire on the basis that it can read ebooks to the person operating it. I have no experience with the iPad or the Kindle Fire, so I'm looking for an honest assessment. This will be for a person who has no vision on the left side, impaired vision on the right side, and only has the use of one arm. I'm worried that the Kindle fire, being a 7" screen, might be difficult (if not impossible) to navigate. Moreover, I don't know if the "reading" feature is unique to the Fire, or if the iPad can do it too. The main use will likely be audiobooks/ebooks, with some minimal email/internet use. Which would you recommend and why? Please keep in mind that the more complicated features will almost never be used. I simply have no experience with either device, so I'm counting on informed opinion. It would be GREAT if you could download free ebooks (e.g., Project Gutenberg), which could then be read aloud. If you have to purchase these books for both devices, well, so be it. From the little I know about the iPad, I like the concept of the smart cover, which helps with placing/securing the device (remember, use of one arm). The large spacing between big icons might also prove helpful. Does the iBooks application read books aloud? Just to confirm, is this also a feature of the Kindle Fire, or have I received misleading information? As you can tell, I know next to nothing about tablets. I don't own a tablet, nor do I have any need for one, so informed opinion would be most helpful. Thanks!