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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 18, 2021 - Volume 833

The Week's News in Access Technology

A Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd. Publication

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3) Sight Tech Global Agenda Announced

We're excited to roll out the main stage agenda. These 10 expertly moderated fireside and panel sessions capture a remarkable cross section of the work going on today at Apple, Microsoft, Google and Amazon, to name just four of the giants in the field. We will announce another half dozen breakout sessions in the coming days. Please register today. It's free, virtual and very screen-reader friendly:

4) JAWS Power Tip: Using the Word List Command | Freedom Scientific

You have all kinds of options to find something on a webpage or in a document. You can use JAWS Find, you could create PlaceMarkers on a webpage or in a document, but something I have grown to love is the Word List command:

5) Enterprise Cloud-driven Document Remediation Now Available to Consumers

Pneuma Solutions uses its Augmented Remediation platform to get one step closer to equal access to information, communication, and entertainment for everyone with a print disability:

6) Windows 11 Training - dSurf

The JAWS training legend, Dan Clark, kicks off his own series of free training videos for Windows 11:

7) 4 Awesome Shortcut Keys for Navigating Windows That Most People Don't Know | YouTube - Thee Quin

In this video, I show you 4 awesome keyboard shortcuts that make navigating on Windows much faster:

8) What Should A Blind Person Know About Using A Smart Phone Or Tablet With Speech? | YouTube - Insight4blind

Have you ever felt out-smarted by your smart phone? No worries. You're not alone. The phone seems to be the simplest thing that these little modern miracles can do. The power and the independence that you can enjoy with a smart phone or tablet is unlimited, especially for people with vision loss. However, if you need your mobile device to talk to you in order to use it, you need to understand the difference between artificial intelligence, screen-reader technology, and dictation. These are 3 very different features of your smart device that might get confusing when you're just getting started. Watch and share this video to learn how accessible mobile devices can be for people with all degrees of vision loss. No vision required:

9) Game Accessibility Feature Tags are now Available on Microsoft Store for Xbox

Microsoft's Store on Xbox and Xbox.com now include accessibility tags for its games. Game publishers can also include links to additional accessibility information for their titles:

10) A Guide to the Accessibility Features in iOS 15

Janet Ingber covers all the accessibility improvements in iOS 15. She ultimately recommends upgrading:

11) Introduction to RoboBraille

Upon hearing of the new Scribe for Personal Documents, we at Tidbits wanted to confirm that RoboBraille is still active. It is:

12) Facebook And Oculus Detail How They'll Focus On Accessibility And VR

Can I Play That details accessibility features under consideration at Oculus:

13) Bose, Apple, Jabra: Direct-To-Consumer Hearing Aids - Reviewed

Well known mainstream tech companies are releasing hearing aids for those with mild to moderate hearing loss that are available straight over the counter. Read about this exciting innovation that promises to increase competition and lower prices:

14) How To Use Assistive Touch On The Apple Watch

The new Assistive Touch feature in watchOS 8 is attracting a lot of attention, and with good reason. It's designed to enable access to Apple Watch features for those who can't use the touchscreen, or simply have their hands full. Check out this how-to:

15) macOS Monterey Has A Serious Memory Leak Problem, And The Cause Has Been Found

Many macOS Monterey users have reported running out of memory and needing to restart frequently. While Apple has yet to release a fix, setting your mouse cursor back to the default may fix the issue:

16) Samsung Launches Stable One UI 4 (Android 12) Starting With The Galaxy S21

Hot off the heels of Google, the smartphone giant has started releasing Android 12 to eligible devices, starting with the S21:

17) Airbnb Improves Accessibility Search Filters for its Accommodations

Airbnb makes positive changes to its platform to help customers find more accessible accommodations:

18) Top 3 Ways to Turn Off Animations in Windows 11

Those fancy animations in Windows may be visually distracting or unnecessary. Find out how to easily disable them for an increase in performance and battery life:

19) How to Run Your Own Secure, Portable PC From a USB Stick | Wired

Build a super-safe computer you can take anywhere:

20) Some Echo Speakers Can Now Detect People

Ultrasound tech to detect motion comes to fourth-gen Echos and Echo Dot devices:

21) Mantis Q40 and Chameleon 20 Extended Warranties

APH, in partnership with HumanWare, is pleased to offer one and two-year extended warranties on the Mantis Q40TM and Chameleon 20TM! Through December 10th 2021 all Mantis Q40 and Chameleon 20 owners have the option to purchase an extended warranty for their braille display, even if the unit is already out of warranty. After December 10th 2021, extended warranties must be bought within 30 days of purchase of the unit which they are covering:

22) Google Unveils New AI App to Help People with Speech Impairments

New Google Project Relate app provides AI-powered speech synthesis for people with speech impairments:

23) Squinting Over A Small Font? 7 Ways To Magnify Your iPhone, iPad Or Mac Screen

This zoom magnification tool on iPhone and iPad puts an end to headaches from trying to read the small print on your device:

24) A New iPad Accessory Adds Assistive Eye Tracking

Tobii Dynavox's TD Pilot turns iPads with iPadOS 15 into a hands-free device controlled by eye movements:

25) Pin and Arrange Apps on the Taskbar in Windows 11 with JAWS | YouTube - dSurf

Did you know you can rearrange the buttons pinned on the Taskbar in Windows 11 using the keyboard? Why does it matter which apps are pinned to the Taskbar, and what difference does it make which one is first, second, etc.? Apps pinned to the Taskbar can be launched by pressing the WINDOWS key in combination with the numbers 1, 2, 3, etc. on the numbers row that represent the position of that app from left to right on the Taskbar:

➜ Press Releases and Other News

1) Hadley Provides Access to Practical Help for Visually Impaired Residents Across Rural America

More than 60 million people, or one in five Americans, live in rural areas of the country. Residents of rural communities face different challenges than those in urban areas, including lack of public transportation, making it difficult to access needed social services, assistance and in-person help. For those with low vision or blindness living in small town America, these challenges are compounded by their already vulnerable circumstances, with added restrictions brought about by the pandemic:

2) Concerns Arise for the Development of Smart Cane to Assist the Blind | Stanford Daily

Stanford researchers developed a smart cane to help the visually impaired navigate their surroundings. While the cane was designed to offer improvements over traditional white canes, questions surrounding its usability have surfaced:

3) Roots Food Group Launches Nonprofit To Bring Food Security To Visually Impaired Community

"Feeding the Blind" Promotes Vision Nutrition by Subsidizing Medically Tailored Meals for Blind and Low Vision Individuals:

4) DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Uber for Charging Wait Time Fees to Passengers with Disabilities

This suit is for when riders need more time to get in an Uber vehicle, and presumably locate a vehicle as well because of a disability:

5) Ableism Is Embedded in Our Language. We Can Dismantle It.

Here is a good article with tips and examples on how to avoid using ableist language:

6) Self-Driving Cars for Blind and Visually Impaired People Could Radically Increase Their Independence

Right now, many automakers have projects to develop self-driving cars, with the "assumption that passengers will have full sight abilities." However, for blind and visually impaired people to benefit more from self-driving cars, modifications will need to be made:

7) Goodmaps Makes Acquisition, Launches Outdoor Capabilities

Using mobile scanner technology and digital maps, GoodMaps has developed an accessible smartphone application, GoodMaps Explorer, that helps blind and visually-impaired people navigate indoor spaces. Those navigation capabilities have now been extended to the outdoors after the company acquired the Sendero GPS mobile apps from Aira and relaunched them under the name GoodMaps Outdoors:

8) Instagram Adds TikTok-like Text-to-Speech and Voice Effects Tools to Reels | TechCrunch

Instagram added two features to Reels recently: text-to-speech and voice effects. These features are popular already on TikTok, but now, creators can use them on Instagram too. This marks yet another effort from Instagram to keep up with TikTok when it comes to short-form video, as Instagram offers big reels bonuses to incentivize creators:

9) The Pixel 6's Accessibility Features Make Me Hopeful for the Future of Smartphones | Gizmodo

With a faster processor and new software features, Google's new flagship phones are more accessible than ever — but still not perfect:

10) This Inventor from Goa is Helping Visually-Impaired Read, Draw and Understand Geometry

Paul Dsouza, who has been building assistive devices and technologies for the visually impaired for 11 years, won the 'National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP)-Mphasis Universal Design Award' recently:

11) Is Love is Blind Season 2 Coming in 2022?

It's about time for one of our favorite reality shows to come back to Netflix. Yes, we're talking about Love is Blind. It's been over a year since we saw singles mingling and getting to know one another from their pods. So, where is Love is Blind season 2?

➜ Featured Podcast Episodes

1) Hadley Presents: A Conversation with the Experts | 12 Favorite Tech Apps and Gadgets

November 12th 2021
We sat down with several Hadley staff members and asked them about their favorite tech tips, apps, and gadgets. Whether you consider yourself a tech expert or novice, the group recommends a variety of high-tech and low-tech options that fit your comfort level and interests.:

2) Blind Android Users 49 | Hardware Scanning

November 13th 2021 | In episode 32, we had spoken about using a network printer with your phone. This week we talk about using a flatbed or automatic document feeder or any hardware network scanner with your phone. We review the Braillesense 6 a Braille notetaker running Android from HIMS. We demo the app Eyecan, an all in 1 navigation / text scanning / many more features still to be added in the app. To listen to the podcast, please visit:

3) Mosen At Large 157

November 13th 2021 Is visual description a step too far, changes to JAWS Tandem, and the big reveal of Scribe from Pneuma Solutions:

4) Eyes on Success 2147 Unexpected Path

November 17th 2021
"Guiding Emily" was written by Barbara Hinske and describes the journey of a newly blinded woman with her first guide dog. Emily's story is continued in the newly released sequel "The Unexpected Path". Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Barbara about her new book, its inspiration, and what she learned when researching and writing both books:

➜ Featured Webinars, Training Courses and Events

1) Workshop on NFB-NEWSLINE | Florida Outreach Center for the Blind

November 18th 2021 | On Thursday, November 18th 2021, the Florida Outreach Center for the Blind will host a workshop on NFB-NEWSLINE, a free audio news service for anyone who is blind or visually impaired. Imagine a service where you can read hundreds of local and national newspapers, magazines, local store adds along with other daily publications. In addition, imagine a place where you can get tv listings for your TV provider? This is NFB Newsline sponsored by The National Federation of The Blind. The service is free and offers access to more than 500 publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and more via your telephone or electronic device. Please join The Florida Outreach Center for The Blind and our guest speaker, Russ Davis, who will tell you how to Sign Up for NFB-NEWSLINE and demonstrate this wonderful service. Participants will also have a chance to win a $25 door prize, but you must be present to win. | One tap mobile: +13126266799,,5616420005# | Dial Manually: +1 312 626 6799 | Meeting ID: 561 642 0005 | Join by clicking on:

2) Fusion Suite 2022 with Eric Damery and Ben Knolles | Freedom Scientific

November 18th 2021 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 5PM GMT | Want to learn about all the new features and enhancements in Fusion Suite 2022? Join us Thursday, November 18th 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern time for a live webinar, "Fusion Suite 2022 with Eric Damery and Ben Knolles":

3) Proctoring with Read & Write | The Network of Assistive Technologists

November 19th 2021 | 12:30AM PT, 11:30 AM MT, 12:30PM CT, 1:30PM ET, 6:30PM GMT | Lisa Horner, Testing Specialist & Adaptive Technology Assistant at the Owen Sound Campus of Georgian College will be joined by Dan Shannon, Education Account Manager and Matthew Brown, Regional Sales Director - Canada, both from Texthelp. Join us as a Testing Specialist & Adaptive Technologist, along with the experts at Texthelp discuss and demo using Texthelp Read & Write for proctoring online and "paper" tests. Time for demonstrations and to learn about pairing Read & Write with Lanschool, and, of course there will be time for Q & A:

4) Carroll Center For The Blind: 2021 Free Virtual Technology Fair

November 23rd 2021 | The Carroll Center for the Blind's Virtual Technology Fair is back! Supercharge your independence from the comfort of your living room, office or anywhere you can log on. Attend exciting and informative presentations, visit with assistive technology exhibitors in breakout rooms, and find the products and services you need to live as independently as possible. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the latest products for individuals who are visually impaired. Free and open to consumers, families, friends, and professionals — the Carroll Center for the Blind's Virtual Technology Fair is sure to impress! Have you registered yet? Register for the Virtual Technology Fair today:

5) Assistive Technology Assessment | Access Ingenuity

December 1st 2021 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | Join Mark Schafer and Ian Ramos from Access Ingenuity as they discuss the process of an assistive technology assessment and why it is necessary. Meeting ID: 825 6238 1644 | Passcode: 598447 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,82562381644#,,,,*598447# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join the Zoom Meeting:

6) 2nd Annual Sight Tech Global 2021

December 1st & 2nd 2021 | 100% free. 100% virtual. Sight Tech Global is the first global, virtual conference dedicated to fostering discussion among technology pioneers on how rapid advances in AI and related technologies will fundamentally alter the landscape of assistive technology and accessibility. Registration is now open:

7) Managing Websites and Webpages With JAWS | Access Ingenuity

December 8th 2021 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | Join Zhi Huang and Rachel Reeves from Access Ingenuity as they demonstrate ways to better manage your websites and webpages using your browser and JAWS. | Meeting ID: 817 5158 2526 | Passcode: 341540 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,81751582526#,,,,*341540# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join the Zoom Meeting:

8) SenseAbility! Using the BrailleSense 6 | An 8 Lesson Course for $112.00 USD from Hartgen Consultancy

December 8th 2021 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 7PM GMT | The training course will be held over at least eight sessions starting in December 2021. Within each session, you will be able to ask questions relating to the topic being worked through. Broadly speaking, topics will include:

9) Structuring Accessible Forms | TPGi

December 14th 2021 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 5PM GMT | Creating accessible forms is the science of constructing form fields that provide the correct name, role, and state through the data entry experience. In this webinar, we examine how to: Create and label form fields of different types. Group related form fields, like radio buttons. Mark form fields as required. Handle input errors. Verify data integrity. Through code examples and testing with a screen reader, you'll learn how to create form fields that work for all your users. Register today:

10) JAWS: Maximizing the Experience for You and Your Students Part 2 | Access Ingenuity

December 15th 2021 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | Although the JAWS screen reader is a powerful program that provides many features and support for many applications, some individuals do not like JAWS. Unfortunately, a lot of the time, this is from not knowing some of the available tools and features and not having JAWS or Windows configured to utilize JAWS to the fullest. Join Ian Ramos, and Zhi Huang from Access Ingenuity as they explain some ideal settings and ways to access JAWS features to improve your experience. Although this is a Part 2, you can still benefit even if you did not attend the previous session. We will quickly summarize the main points in Part 1. | Meeting ID: 839 0370 2793 | Passcode: 356314 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,83903702793#,,,,*356314# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join the Zoom Meeting:

11) Shopping With JAWS and Windows | Access Ingenuity

December 22nd 2021 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | It's the holidays! You might still be looking for a last-minute gift. Perhaps you just want to know how a competent screen reader user would search for specific items. Join Ian Ramos and Zhi Huang from Access Ingenuity as they use many of the web browsing tips previously introduced to go shopping on a PC using JAWS. | Meeting ID: 832 9367 4055 | Passcode: 291237 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,83293674055#,,,,*291237# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose):

12) ATHEN (Access Technology Higher Education Network) 1st Annual "Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Accessibility: Starting with Math"

February 10th 2022 and February 11th 2022 | This virtual conference will take place on February 10th and 11th 2022. We are striving to create a diverse conference where experts can share their best practices, solutions, techniques, etc. for accessing and creating accessible STEM content in higher education. Join us! | Call for Proposal (Google Form) (Open now!) | Brush up by taking a sneak peek into the complexities in creating accessible STEM content in the YouTube video "Factors Involved in Making STEM Content Accessible" (10-minutes). | Conference Details, Dates, Registration, Cost:.

13) Axe-Con 2022

March 15th 2022 through March 17th 2022 | Axe-con is an open and inclusive digital accessibility conference that welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels to a new kind of accessibility conference focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences. Register for axe-con 2022, it's free! Join us for this three-day, multi-track conference to help further your digital accessibility efforts. Hear from the top experts in the field, for your area of interest with none of the noise. Learn more about why you should attend or get started by saving your seat by registering now:

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Sponsor: GuideLights and Gadgets

➜ GuideLights And Gadgets
(1) Join Kae and my presentation at the Let's Go Shopping event this weekend. Our times are 3 PM Friday for Kae and 12 noon Saturday for Barry. Anyone purchasing through this event will receive 2 squeezy storage pouches or a dog choice as a thank you. For more info, send a blank email to lgs+subscribe@groups.io 📧️ (2) Our 3 product Talking Medical Bundle is $130 plus shipping through the holidays. Get two of the three products for $100 with shipping. (3) Aluminum telescopic non-collapsing canes are still $50.00. (4) Our new air induction headphones are loud enough for outdoors, extremely comfortable, and stay on your head; $55. For more info, call Barry at (617) 969-7500 📱️ or Kae at (781) 286-1696 📱️ or email us at bscheur.gadgetsandtech@gmail.com or guidelightdogs@gmail.com 📧️.

Director, http://www.GuideLightsAndGadgets.us

GuideLights And Gadgets logo. The silhouette of a man with a cane in one hand and the harness of a trained guide dog in the other walk together through the grass at sunrise. GuideLights And Gadgets. Personal. Affordable. Responsive. Trusted.

Sponsor Since: June 25th 2020 Calendar icon.

Website: http://www.guidelightsandgadgets.us/ 🌐

For Gadgets and Leather Contact Barry at:
Phone: (617) 969-7500 📱️
Email: bscheur.gadgetsandtech@gmail.com 📧️

For All Things Dog Contact Kae at:
Phone: (781) 286-1696 📱️
Email: guidelightdogs@gmail.com 📧️

About: Our Scope of Products: We specialize in 3 lines of products, all intended to assist in access to adaptive electronics, enhance experiences for guide dog teams, and offer practical solutions for organization and travel with a variety of leather bags, pouches, and backpacks. Then there are the random products that are included, just for fun! We enjoy working with our customers 1-on-1 to their money is well spent and not wasted on something they may not use. In thinking about our customers and whether we will carry a product our guiding motto is that it must be: practical, affordable, simple, tested, and accessible (the pasta principle) and it seems to work very well.

What We Do: We bring our business either via zoom, phone, or to your conference or convention, to give each customer a chance for questions and where possible, "hands on" evaluation of the merchandise. Kae and I test and use each product as blind users before we put it in our catalog. In the case of products for guide and service dogs, our own three guides, Thor, Debra and Melody, are engaged in the process of evaluating the usefulness, durability, and/or fun of the product. We want each of our products to be useful, accessible, afforable, and, whenever possible, fun! Our inventory is constantly changing, so a visit to us is never the same experience twice!

Sponsor: A. T. Guys

➜ Pluggable USB-C 7-in-1 Hub
If you're like me, you probably have more things to plug into your computer than available ports. That's why we've now added the Pluggable USB-C 7-in-1 Hub. Plug it into your laptop and you will get 3 USB ports, SD and Micro SD card slots, a USBC charging port, and an HDMI video port. It's available now for just $29.95:

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Sponsor Since: June 11th 2020 Calendar icon.

Website: https://www.atguys.com/ 🌐

Phone: (269) 216-4798 📱️

Email: support@atguys.com 📧️

Skype: atguys ✆

Twitter: https://twitter.com/atguys (@atguys) ✍

Facebook: https://facebook.com/atguys

About: ATGuys.com. Your access technology experts, home for cool gadgets, accessories, and more. Our products are all tested to work great for blind and visually impaired users but also work just as well for anyone. If there's an item you're looking for, or if you have a question, please don't hesitate to send us a message or call (269) 216-4798 📱️.

Sponsor: HIMS, Inc.

➜ Order Now! Get The Most Powerful Android Notetaker Available, the BrailleSense 6 From HIMS. It's Simply The Best.
The time is now to get your all-new BrailleSense 6 notetaker, the most powerful and user-friendly notetaker on the market. Running Android 10, with 128 GB of Storage, 6 GB of Memory, and an 8-Core CPU, the BrailleSense 6 is the ultimate braille notetaker. Learn more today at:

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Sponsor Since: September 30th 2021 Calendar icon.

Website: https://hims-inc.com/ 🌐

Shop All Products: https://hims-inc.com/shop-all-products/ 🛒

Phone: (512) 837-2000 📱️

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R9NjA1nfWo

Sales Email: sales@hims-inc.com 📧️
Support Email: support@hims-inc.com 📧️

About: HIMS, Inc. is a global manufacturer and distributor that has provided braille, magnification and accessible healthcare devices since 1999.

Sponsor: Blind Mice Mega Mall

➜ DannyBoy Portable Smart Phone & Device Stand Save 20% Now $39.99
The DannyBoy Portable Stand holds your Smart Phone stationary so it's camera can view items and documents clearly providing stability for excellent recognition & clarity. Take perfect pictures and scan images. Read documents quickly and easily. Great for anyone with motor disabilities, too! Made with the Blind In Mind! Lightweight & Portable. Ready To Use or Collapses In Seconds. Read All About the DannyBoy Portable Stand at DannyBoy.com in BlindMiceMegaMall.com at:

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Sponsor Since: September 23rd 2021 Calendar icon.

Website: https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/ 🌐

Blind Mice Order Center Phone: (866) 922-8877 📱️

Blind Mice Order Center Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST/CDT (GMT-5) Monday through Friday

Mall Directory of Stores: https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Directory 🛒

Join The Today's Cheese Newsletter: Join the Today's Cheese newsletter to get Members' Only sales & Unadvertised Specials from the merchants at Blind Mice Mega Mall. You can save money with these unadvertised specials! Send an email to: TodaysCheese+Subscribe@Groups.io 📧️

Blind Mice Swap Shop: Sell, Swap, and Buy. The Mice receive calls everyday asking if we buy or sell used or unwanted items. The Mice don't sell used products but to help our members, we created the Blind Mice Swap Shop! The Blind Mice Swap Shop is the place for Sellers, Traders, & Buyers to find each other! Do you ... have something you don't want anymore... Post it for sale on the Blind Mice Swap Shop. Got something you just don't use... Post it for sale on the Blind Mice Swap Shop. Got something new to sell... Post it for sale on the Blind Mice Swap Shop. Provide a service that might be helpful to other Blind and Visually Impaired folks... Post it to the Blind Mice Swap Shop. Have an announcement about an upcoming event beneficial to the Blind & Visually Impaired Community... Post it to the Blind Mice Swap Shop. Joining the Blind Mice Swap Shop is free and as easy as sending an email to: BlindMiceSwapShop+Subscribe@Groups.io 📧️

About: Welcome to Blind Mice Mega Mall! The Mall with the Blind In Mind! Blind Mice Mega Mall is designed for use with a screen reader and low vision software for visually impaired shoppers. Each store is an independent business owned / managed by a member of the Blind / Low Vision Community. Please browse & shop the merchants at Blind Mice Mega Mall. You will find great items and unique offerings from our merchants. You help the Blind Community every time you make a purchase from any of the merchants at Blind Mice Mega Mall. Every purchase made at Blind Mice Mega Mall gives back to the Blind and Visually Impaired Community. Proceeds from sales fund the MouseHole Scholarship Program, the Cooking In The Dark Show and The Movie Vault. Blind Mice Mega Mall accepts American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, Checks, and Money Orders. Purchase Orders From State Agencies are also welcome.

Sponsor: Carroll Center for the Blind

➜ Don't Miss the Virtual Technology Fair for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
The Virtual Technology Fair, hosted by the Carroll Center for the Blind, is back to connect you with innovative technology that can transform the lives of people who are blind or have low vision. Supercharge your independence from the comfort of your living room, office, or anywhere you can log on. Attend exciting presentations, meet with exhibitors of cutting-edge assistive technology, and find the products and services you need to live as independently as possible. Register for free at:

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Sponsor Since: August 5th 2021 Calendar icon.

Website: https://carroll.org/ 🌐

Phone: (617) 969-6200 📱️

Fax: (617) 969-6204

Shop: https://carroll.org/store/ 🛒

Donate: https://carroll.org/donate

Social: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram

About: The Carroll Center for the Blind is the foremost leader in vision rehabilitation services for individuals confronted by the challenges of vision loss. Our mission is to empower those who are blind or visually impaired to achieve independence and to lead a fulfilling life. Established in 1936, the renowned Carroll Center for the Blind has been serving those with vision impairment for over eight decades; we are known nationally as a premier Vision Rehabilitation Center. Located just outside of Boston on a sprawling campus in Newton, Massachusetts, we proudly serve ALL ages and ALL stages of vision loss. With the ongoing promise of improving the lives of people with vision-related problems, The Carroll Center for the Blind has pioneered many innovative services allowing people who are blind or have low vision to learn the skills to be independent in their homes, in class settings, and in their work places. Our services include vision rehabilitation, vocational and transition programs, assistive technology training, educational support, and recreation opportunities for individuals who are visually impaired of all ages. For over 80 years, the expertise of Carroll Center staff has provided help for thousands of blind and visually impaired persons with diverse opportunities for success and independent living.

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