I followed the link Iggy posted in the comments section of my Nintendo Wii post and sent the following message to Nintendo:
"I would firstly like to congratulate you on how close you have come to producing a games console that can be used by those with visual impairments. I myself am blind, having lost what sight I previously had due to Congenital Glaucoma, and am missing the game play I used to enjoy before my sight loss.
Due to how close you have come to making a games console that's accessable to people like myself - and due to the fact I've always been a fan of the Nintendo games consoles - I thought I would share with you my idea on the one thing you need to do in order to make the games accessable to those of us with vision problems. Something that, I'm sure, you are more than capable of achieving.
The solution is simple. Using the software that allows certain games to speak text as it appears on the screen, you need to make the menu accessable. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the way a screen reader on a PC works, but it reads out the item on the menu that is currently selected. If you combine this idea with the interaction provided with the Wii, I feel confident that you could - in the not too distant future - produce a games console that people like myself can play."
A day or so later, I got the following reply:
We appreciate hearing about the types of products that you would like to see from us in the future. While there hasn't been an announcement concerning a product like you describe , you never know what the future holds! As the worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, and because of our history of pushing the limits of gameplay and design, you can always count on Nintendo offering the most imaginative products.
In the meantime, keep checking our website's "What’s New" section (http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew) for the latest information and announcements.
Nintendo of America Inc."
Hey, at least they didn't just reject my idea and tell me I'm an idiot. ;)