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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 17, 2022 - Volume 846

The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) Top 5 Most Clicked Tidbits From Last Week

A.) How to Send a Fax from an iPhone or Android Smartphone (6.0% of all clicks.)
B.) JAWS Power Tip: Desktop vs Laptop Keyboard Setting (5.7% of all clicks.)
C.) How To Use A Smart Plug As An "On-Call" Button (3.8% of all clicks.)
D.) Office Accessibility | The Ribbon Interface, Accessibility, and You, the Screen Reader User | Brian Vogel (3.6% of all clicks.)
E.) 6 Ways to Type and Enter Text on an Apple Watch (3.4% of all clicks.)

2) What Does The Future Look Like From An Accessibility Point Of View? | YouTube - Double Tap TV - February 15th 2022

Dave Dame has Cerebral Palsy and heads up accessibility at Microsoft. He joins us to discuss his vision of an accessible future of working from home:

3) 'There Is Progress, But Much More Is Needed' For The Visually Impaired To Experience Events Like The Super Bowl

There was at least one demographic missing when companies paid millions to advertise on Super Bowl Sunday. The blind or partially sighted had no audio description of the commercials:

4) Snap Layouts, Snap Assist, and Snap Groups in Windows 11 | Windows 11 Series, Lesson 10 | dSurf

In this lesson you learn how the new snap layout grid and snap groups appear visually in Windows 11. Learn the concept behind their use, and how to use snap assist to quickly and easily create new snap groups. Instructions are given for both mouse and keyboard users. Also learn where to find the settings for snap windows in the Windows 11 Settings app. Snap layouts allow you to organize apps and windows by grouping them together side-by-side or in other arrangements visually on the screen in snap groups. Snap layouts are customized to fit the size of your PC screen. Up to six different layout grids may be available on some large screens. In lesson ten of our Windows 11 with JAWS series you learn the following: Describe the how the snap layout grid and snap groups appear visually to others. The concept behind the use of snap groups. Use snap assist to create groups more easily. Describe at least two of the more commonly used snap layouts. Use a mouse or keyboard to add apps to a snap group. Use a mouse or keyboard to explore and use the task. Switcher lists for snap groups on the Taskbar. Video Heading Times (4 headings): 00:55 Introduction. 01:59 Mouse User Instructions. 06:06 Keyboard User Instructions. 12:50 Snap Windows Settings. #Windows11 #JAWS #education #training:
Web: https://dsurf.net/windows-11-training/snap-windows11/
YouTube: https://dsurf.net/windows-11-training/snap-windows11

5) JAWS Power Tip: Personalizing Web Settings

Courtesy of Freedom Scientific:

6) Google Turns Old Macs, Pcs Into Chromebooks With Chrome OS Flex

This is a possible way to make older computers accessible using Chrome OS. Probably best used in schools and in developing countries:

7) Windows 11's First Big Update Arrives With Android Apps, Taskbar Changes, And More

Using Android apps on Windows may be beneficial for certain assistive technologies, like Voice Dream Reader, LearningAlly and the like:

8) Soundscape + LinkBuds

Sony has released new earbuds that have features specific to Microsoft's Soundscape. They have an open-ear design which allows users to hear environmental sounds while using them:
Gizmodo has reviewed the earbuds here:

9) Microsoft Just Made This Controversial Change To Boost Your PC Security

You will no longer be able to run macros in Microsoft Office applications without first enabling them. Opening documents in "Protected view" will no longer be enough:

10) Spinner Overlays For The Light Box Feedback Request

APH wants your feedback if you use overlays for the lightbox with students:

11) Voice Access On Android Makes Your Phone Easier To Navigate Without All That Tapping

The feature is designed to help make the phone more accessible for anyone with a disability, but can also be used when your hands are full:

12) Apple Releases iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1 With Fix for Bug That Could Cause Braille Displays to Become Unresponsive

Apple's release notes say: "iOS 15.3.1 provides important security updates for your iPhone and fixes an issue that may cause Braille displays to stop responding:"

13) The TouchPad Pro: A Multi-line Braille Display in Development


14) Are You Being Tracked by an AirTag? Here's How to Check

Useful advice for anyone worried that one of Apple's trackers is following them without consent:

15) New and Emerging AT from CES 2022

5 innovative assistive technology (AT) products to know about from January's Consumer Electronics Show (CES):

16) Mac Users, Update Zoom Now - Your Microphone May Be Spying On You

The pesky orange indicator light stays on after meetings end:

17) Zoom Still Using Mac Microphone Outside Of Calls Despite Fix, Claim Users

Zoom has been dealing with a bug that means it keeps listening to your Mac microphone once calls have ended. The company was supposed to have fixed this in a recent update. Some users say the problem still persists:

18) 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2021 | MIT Technology Review

As they prepare to release the 2022 list, our Publisher thought it prudent to reflect briefly on last year's list:.

19) Hadley Launches New Interactive Braille Workshop

Hadley recently launched Braille for Everyday Use, a series of interactive workshops that includes a workbook mailed to users homes and accompanying audio instruction available by phone or online. With advances in technology and assistive devices, many with vision loss can now read documents and browse the internet. Screen reading software makes computers, cell phones and other electronic devices accessible. Yet more people with vision loss are embracing braille for its ease and practicability assisting in daily routines, including identifying buttons in an elevator, labeling a pill bottle, or figuring out which public restrooms are for men or women:

20) How Computer Simulations Of Vision Loss Create More Empathetic Buildings For The Visually Impaired

Here is a look at four challenges identified from their research and how the design responds accordingly:

21) Windows 11 Will Get New Features On A More Regular Basis, Says Microsoft

New features will roll out to Windows 11 users outside of major OS releases:

22) Project Rainbow at Pactera EDGE Seeks Persons Who Live with Vision Loss or Blindness or a Speech Impairment

We are making AI more inclusive for everyone! We are looking for people who live with vision loss or blindness, or a speech impairment to send 25-50 pictures and 1 short video following our guidelines. Your contribution will help the development of Artificial Intelligence, moving towards a much more accessible world! Please sign up today if you are interested or share the info with your friends! This is a paid study and can be done remotely. The images collected will be used for training purposes only in machine learning. If you'd like to apply, please email: recruitment@pacteraedge.com 📧️. Remember to mention Rainbow in the subject line and let us know where you saw the post:

23) Intel, GoodMaps Collaborate On Mapping Software Project To Make Indoor Navigation More Accessible

Shortly after Christmas, chipmaker giant Intel published a press release in which they announced a collaboration with GoodMaps to "deliver a high-quality indoor way-finding solution for people who are Blind or visually impaired:"

➜ Press Releases and Other News

1) The Social Model: Do We Disable People Through Our Tech?

Here is a good article about the social model of disability applied to the technology industry:

2) New App Seeks To Identify, Solve Accessibility Barriers At Public Sites In Laval

A new mobile application could be the secret to fixing accessibility problems in publicly funded institutions, such as hospitals, pools and schools, according to the Laval disability rights group ROPPHL:

3) A New Wayfinding App For Vision-Impaired Users Found Its Way To DC

The UK's Waymap, which is making DC its US home, is designed to help people who are blind or have limited vision move around the city:

4) A Book For The Visually Impaired 'Blindness And The Power Of Inner Vision' By Dr Hilary Marlow | YouTube

Visually impaired people who love reading have a new book to lay their fingers on. Blindness and the power of Inner Vision, written by Dr Hilary Marlow, is out in both print and braille form. The book by the UK-based author is a biography of Advocate RW Bowen, one of the founders of the South African National Council for the Blind. It was launched in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape in partnership with the South African National Council for the Blind:

5) Web Accessibility Is Good For Your Soul-And For Business

Few websites go the whole nine yards to make themselves fully accessible to the disabled. Yet compliance with the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines is well worth the effort:

6) Reflections On 30 Years In The Accessibility Field | Peter Korn

30 years ago, on February 10, 1992, I began my accessibility career as the junior software engineer on the outSPOKEN screen reader team at Berkeley Systems. Thanks to my successful interviews with company CEO Wes Boyd, head of engineering (and my boss to be) Jack Eastman, and key members of the accessibility team: Jane Berliss, Josh Miele, and Marc Sutton, I got my start in this amazing, incredible, fulfilling field:

7) ASL And Deaf Culture Classes Are Part Of An Expanded Focus On Disability And Accessibility

Students in Daniel Maier's ASL 102 course are among the first cohort able to fulfill their Princeton language requirement with American Sign Language, which is now the basis of five ASL language courses at the University. Princeton also offers the class "American Deaf Culture:"

8) Vispero Names Seasoned Technology Executive Bob Ciminera Chief Executive Officer

Vispero, the world's largest digital accessibility and assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, and Vector Capital portfolio company, today announced that Tom Tiernan is retiring from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the company and that seasoned technology executive Bob Ciminera has been appointed to the role, effective immediately:

9) Group Continues To Fight For Accessible At-Home COVID-19 Tests For The Blind

Only 1 of the 13 available COVID-19 tests approved by the FDA is accessible to the blind and visually impaired. The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is working to change that:

10) Able Fit Is Creating A Comfortable Fitness Space For Disabled Adults To Workout And Make Friends

Two certified speech language pathologists who also happen to be certified fitness trainers are making it easy for disabled adults to get into fitness and strength training:

11) Improving Accessibility Is A Journey Best Navigated With The Help Of Experts

Entrepreneurs face a number of challenges on their journey to becoming successful business owners:

12) What It's Like to Create Accessible Beauty Products for a Living

In her 21 years at Procter & Gamble, Sam Latif has worked on some of the most impactful examples of accessible beauty product design:

13) Deadlines Are Set to Comment on EAS Changes

Deadlines have been set to file comments in the latest NPRM from the Federal Communications Commission concerning emergency alerting. The commission has a notice of proposed rulemaking that it says would improve the clarity and accessibility of visual Emergency Alert System messages to the public, particularly to people who are deaf or hard of hearing:

14) Patent reveals Huawei is Developing Wearables that Help the Blind to Navigate their Daily Lives

Ever since Huawei got restricted by the US sanctions, the company has been diversifying its product catalog away from smartphones, and into the IoT(Internet of Things) business instead. The company has been branching out into other businesses, such as Smart TVs, Smartwatches, and even Smart Electric Cars. In fact, Huawei may be planning to release devices in new product categories too, like its own medical assistance device. Recently, a patent database revealed that the company is working on wearables that help the blind to navigate in their daily lives:

15) Only 2% of Sites Meet Accessibility Standards. Let's Change That.

Long sentences and the use of jargon are just a few of the major barriers for consumers with disabilities:

16) PYMNTS Intelligence: The Importance of Digital Accessibility in Enhancing Loyalty and Brand Reputation

The digital transformation is in full swing, but despite all the positives it has brought, it also had created the potential for financial institutions (FIs) to overlook some of the most vulnerable customer populations if they are not careful. Digital accessibility standards have both practical and regulatory implications for FIs, and it will be imperative for FIs to balance speed to market with innovation to ensure all their channels are compliant:

17) Tanzania: Govt Introduces Orbit Reader Technology to Visually Impaired Students

The government through the Tanzania Institute of Education (TET) has said that orbit visual aids for sight impaired pupils will bring positive change in the education sector:

➜ Featured Podcast Episodes

1) Blind Android Users 62 | Connected Devices

February 13th 2022 | This week, we talk about all the new changes in the just released Android 13 Developer Preview 1. We also talk about new launches in the Galaxy Unpacked event. Then we moved to our next setting on the phone in which we show you connecting and using various peripherals such as Bluetooth keyboards, Chromecast TVs and speakers. We then demo an accessible Reddit client for android and in talkback highlights we talk about spoken language feature. You can listen to our podcast on all smart speakers, popular podcast playing apps and Youtube. To listen to the podcast on our website, please visit:

2) DM88 - Serverless Club Calendars

February 15th 2022 | In the latest episode of The DM Series Damashe and Michael talk about how we are using the Soundcraft Signature 12MTK audio interface to bring audio between cleenfeed and clubhouse using AUX Sends. Our conversation then transitions into a discussion of how we block out time on our calendars. Including information about an update to a tool both of us use. Damashe shares what he is doing with AWS and discusses the merits of a serverless WordPress installation. Curious? You will have to tune in to hear more. Finally, we talk about our favorite weather apps with a mention of an event to come soon:

3) Eyes on Success 2207 Encore of 1502 Product Development at Humanware

February 16th 2022 | Bringing new products to market involves time, planning, and feedback from customers. This week, hosts Peter and Nancy Torpey talk with Dominic Labbé, Product Development Director for blindness related products at Humanware. He describes how the process works at Humanware and how products such as the Victor Reader are shepherded from concept to the marketplace:

➜ Featured Webinars, Training Courses and Events

1) Accessible Cooking Appliances | Florida Outreach Center For The Blind

February 17th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM ET GMT | Have you ever wondered how popular countertop home cooking appliances can operate hands free by just giving simple voice commands using an Amazon Echo for a Google home product? Think how these devices can be used to set the time, temperature, and cooking mode without touching a single button. Come join chef Jason Goldfield and his assistants along with The Florida Outreach Center for The Blind for our next workshop to learn how you can operate an air fryer, pressure cooker, and a microwave to cook simple and fabulous meals with ease. The workshop will be held Thursday, February 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (eastern) via the Zoom platform. A $25.00 door prize will be given out at the end of the presentation. To join the Zoom discussion, call (312) 626-6799 using Meeting Code 5616420005. Meeting ID: 561 642 0005. If joining us via Zoom us the Meeting Link is below:

2) Prep and Proof Word Documents Using Track Changes and Comments with JAWS | Freedom Scientific

February 17th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 5PM GMT | Track Changes is a feature in Microsoft Word that allows you to view changes made to a document by you or other users. Comments in a Word document provide information from reviewers or collaborators without altering the document's text. This feature is great for asking questions or making suggestions. Join us on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at noon Eastern Time as we describe and demonstrate how to use the Track Changes and Comments features in Word. We'll show you how to: Turn on and navigate Track Changes. Accept or reject changes. Keep Track Changes turned on. Add and read comments. Reply to comments. Register:

3) Exploring Core Applications On The Braillesense 6 And Braillesense Polaris | Sight And Sound Technology

February 17th 2022 | 21PM PT, 1PM MT, 2PM CT, 3PM ET, 8PM GMT | We're delighted to announce a new series of BrailleSense training sessions. Our last series was extremely popular and, based on feedback received, we are focusing this time on some of the core applications on the BrailleSense 6 and Polaris devices. We'll be exploring, over four weeks, the power of the BrailleSense's word processor, file manager, email application and DAISY player. Each session will run for one hour, commencing at 8:00 pm GMT on Thursday February 3rd, and running each week until February 24th. The complete schedule is below. Thursday 3rd February: Introducing the BrailleSense file manager. Thursday 10th February: Exploring BrailleSense email. Thursday 17th February: All you wanted to know about the BrailleSense word processor. Thursday 24th February: Introducing the BrailleSense DAISY player. Whether you use a BrailleSense 6 or a BrailleSense Polaris, these sessions will hopefully be of use:

4) What Are Focus Braille Displays and the ElBraille Notetaker? (ACVREP CE Approved) | Access Ingenuity

February 23rd 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | The Focus Braille displays have been around for quite a long time. However, many may not know about the fifth-generation features. In addition, the 40-cell version can work in conjunction with the ElBraille Notetaker. Join Ian Ramos, Marisa Church, and Zhi Huang from Access Ingenuity and Joe McDaniel from Vispero to learn about the Focus Braille displays and ElBraille Notetaker running on Windows to help determine if one or both these products would be beneficial to you. Note that everybody is welcome and can benefit from this presentation. If you are a teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), this presentation is approved for ACVREP continuing education credit. Learning Outcomes: Discuss the Focus Braille displays, the new features, and the differences of the fifth-generation products. Introduce the ElBraille Notetaker that runs on Windows 10 and 11, coupled with the Focus fifth-generation Braille display. Discuss the features of the Focus Braille display and ElBraille Notetaker and provide scenarios where it is ideal to have only a Focus Braille display or both. Provide demonstrations and orientations of both the Focus and the ElBraille. Meeting ID: 845 9035 5826 | Passcode: 951549 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,84590355826#,,,,*951549# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:

5) Taking Your Accessibility Statement To The Next Level

February 24th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 5PM GMT | The accessibility statement is a familiar public expression of an organization's commitment to digital accessibility. In the European Union, legislation mandates public organizations provide a web accessibility statement in a particular format. Elsewhere, accessibility statements are often limited to a generic and vague expression of a future ideal, or present overly detailed technical information (which can quickly become dated and inaccurate). But they can be so much more. Join David Sloan, head of UX at TPGi and a 20-year accessibility veteran, in an exploration on how your organization can take advantage of the many opportunities an effective accessibility statement or microsite can bring to your accessibility efforts. For example, you can use it to: Describe accessibility features you provide. Effectively report on your progress and plans. Provide a trusted communication channel for people with disabilities. We'll also look at strategies for managing your accessibility statement content as it evolves over time. Don't pass up this exciting chance to learn how you can take advantage of an accessibility statement's possibilities. If you are using Internet Explorer and have cookies disabled (either via privacy mode or decline cookies on the website), you may not be able to register through this form. If you are still unable to register, please email ida@tpgi.com 📧️ with your name and contact information. Ida will arrange the registration on your behalf:

6) Exploring Core Applications On The Braillesense 6 And Braillesense Polaris | Sight And Sound Technology

February 24th 2022 | 21PM PT, 1PM MT, 2PM CT, 3PM ET, 8PM GMT | We're delighted to announce a new series of BrailleSense training sessions. Our last series was extremely popular and, based on feedback received, we are focusing this time on some of the core applications on the BrailleSense 6 and Polaris devices. We'll be exploring, over four weeks, the power of the BrailleSense's word processor, file manager, email application and DAISY player. Each session will run for one hour, commencing at 8:00 pm GMT on Thursday February 3rd, and running each week until February 24th. The complete schedule is below. Thursday 3rd February: Introducing the BrailleSense file manager. Thursday 10th February: Exploring BrailleSense email. Thursday 17th February: All you wanted to know about the BrailleSense word processor. Thursday 24th February: Introducing the BrailleSense DAISY player. Whether you use a BrailleSense 6 or a BrailleSense Polaris, these sessions will hopefully be of use:

7) Breast Cancer Webinar for Women Who Are Blind | Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind

February 25th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 5PM GMT | On February 25, 2022, please join Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind as we discuss accessible breast cancer information, detection and prevention for blind women and their families with these expert presenters: Dr. Kim Kubek, MD: Pennsylvania Diagnostic Breast Cancer Center and https://www.breastcancer.org/. Dr. Kristen Capece, PharmD, BCGP: Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind. Dr. Jill Lykon, PharmD, BCOP: University of Miami Hospital. Agenda: 12:00 - Welcome. 12:05 - Dr. Kim Kubek: Breast Cancer Overview and How to Self-Exam. 12:50 - American Cancer Society: Accessible Cancer Resources. 1:00 - Dr. Kristen Capece: Cancer Medications. 1:15 - Dr. Jill Lykon: Impact of Chemotherapy on Medication and Diabetes. This webinar will have captioning and a live ASL interpreter. Eligible attendees can receive CE credit for participating. If you are unable to attend, still be sure to register to receive access to the webinar audio and video after the event, as well as an audio description of a breast self-exam for women who are blind or have low vision:

8) Virtual Assistive Technology Expo | School of Medicine Columbia | University of South Carolina

March 1st 2022 | 5:30AM PT, 6:30AM MT, 7:30AM CT, 8:30AM ET, 1:30 PM GMT | Join us March 1, 2022 for a full day of fast-paced sessions showcasing the latest assistive technology for people with a wide range of disabilities. This year's expo will be presented virtually and two $50 gift cards will be given away after each session so register today:

9) Accommodation Solutions for Executive Functioning Deficits | AskJan

March 10 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 7PM GMT | Executive functions are high-level mental processes or abilities that influence and direct more basic abilities like attention and memory. Join JAN Cognitive/Neurological Team consultants Melanie Whetzel and Alexis Popa for a discussion about accommodation solutions that address limitations affecting attention, time management, memory, hyperactivity/impulsivity, and getting to work on time. This training will be a live question and answer session but will include JAN accommodation examples to prompt thinking about the topics and generate questions about the difficulties you or your employees are experiencing on the job that involve attention, meeting deadlines, productivity standards, and more:

10) Screen Reader User Tester Training Program | Carroll Center for the Blind | Become a Screen Reader User Tester and Launch Your Career in Digital Accessibility

March 14th 2022 | Want to break into the field of digital accessibility as a screen reader user tester? A new session of the Carroll Center for the Blind's popular 7-week, face-to-face Screen Reader User Tester Training program starts on March 14, 2022. Come learn and grow your ability to professionally explore, test, and report findings regarding the accessibility of websites, mobile applications, and digital document files using screen readers during this intensive training program. If you're interested in gaining the foundation to develop a solid career path in the digital accessibility field while making a difference as a screen reader user tester, reach out today. Spots are filling up fast! To learn more, visit the Screen Reader User Tester Training Program page at: https://carroll.org/screen-reader-user-tester-training-program/. To apply, please reach out to the admissions team at the Carroll Center by emailing admissions@carroll.org 📧️ or by calling (617) 969-6200 📱️, extension 216.

11) 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:

12) Section 508 Questions and Answers | U.S. Access Board

March 29th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | Technical questions can arise in applying the Section 508 Standards to the various types of information and communication technologies (ICT) that they cover in the federal sector. In this webinar, Section 508 Specialists at the U.S. Access Board and the General Services Administration (GSA) will provide answers to common questions about the 508 Standards. They will address use of the 508 Standards in ICT acquisitions, validating conformance with the standards, available Section 508 tools and resources, the 2021 revision of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, development of an ICT Testing Baseline portfolio, and other topics. This session is intended for entry-level to intermediate audiences, but all are welcome to join. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Continuing Education Recognition Available:

13) 2022 Access | The Age of Digital Inclusion | 3Play Media

March 29th 2022 through April 1st 2022 | #ACCESS2022 | We can't wait to see you virtually! What accessibility accommodations will you provide? We will offer live professional captioning for all sessions in-person and online. Additional accommodations can be requested while ordering your ticket, or by emailing us at events@3playmedia.com 📧️. Please let us know by March 1, 2022. Will sessions be recorded? Yes! All sessions will be recorded and available for replay. You will be notified by email when the recordings are ready. Is the event free? Yes! The event is free. Our mission is to provide a space where professionals can connect with one another. We want to ensure that everyone who wants to learn about accessibility has access. Who is 3Play Media? We are a video accessibility company providing services in closed captioning, audio description, translation, transcription, and live captioning. Agenda, speakers and registration here:

14) The 21st Annual Multiple Perspective Conference at The Ohio State University

April 11th 2022 and April 12th 2022 | Conditions permitting, we will meet in person, provisions will be made for presenters with travel restrictions. "If I were just a woman, he could not do this to me; if I were only a person of color, he would not be able to do this to me; my conclusion was that the only reason that you are able to take this unfair advantage is because I also have a disability." "My own personal identity is very much tied into who I am as a woman of color and as a disabled person, and I try not to distinguish between the three identities anymore". These quotes from Johnnie Lacy capture the flavor to this year's theme for Multiple Perspective's ongoing exploration of disability as a reflection of the human condition. A lived experience seen through multiple lenses of identity, work, school, human rights, theory, discipline, and law. Preference will be given to presentations that explore parallels, distinctions, lessons and impacts of disability across and within identity groups and models:

15) 13th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference

April 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th 2022 | Four Day Virtual Event. The State of Accessibility: Are We Living Up to the Promise of Compliance and the Law? Each year, the CUNY Accessibility Conference brings together hundreds of participants from the New York City region and across North America to discuss accessibility, disability services and disability activism in the context of postsecondary education. Two years after the start of an unprecedented pandemic and resultant transitions nationwide, we are returning to our foundation. The conference theme for 2022 is The State of Accessibility: Are we living up to the promise of compliance and the law? With this theme we hope to reflect topics such as on meeting the promise, falling short, advancements the law did not anticipate, and moving beyond a legal framework of accessibility. Submit your Proposal. Proposals are due by February 21st. Presentations will be 60 minutes long along with an extra 15 minutes for questions and answers (total 75 minutes). You will be notified by the committee regarding the acceptance of your proposal by March 8th. For questions, please email Tania Kalaitzidis at akalaitzidis@qcc.cuny.edu 📧️. Please fill out our Call for Proposals form at:

16) American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference (AFBLC)

May 2nd 2022 through May3rd 2022 | Hyatt Regency Arlington, Virgina. Join us for the American Foundation for the Blind's Leadership Conference (AFBLC), which will take place at the Hyatt Regency, Arlington, Virginia this year. We aim to create a world of no limits for people who are blind. We are committed to putting inclusion to work, which will be a major emphasis of our 2022 AFBLC. AFBLC provides a forum in which leaders from a variety of fields-including research, technology, education, corporations, health and government organizations-have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of best practices, refine leadership skills, identify inclusion practices that work, and share concerns and strategies. The Migel Medal, the highest honor in the blindness field, as well as the Corinne Kirchner Research Award and the newly established Llura Gund Leadership Award will be presented at the AFB Leadership Conference. We look forward to gathering with you to explore the conference themes of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility:

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➜ New Spring Session of Screen Reader User Tester Training Program at the Carroll Center for the Blind

Launch your career in the digital accessibility field! The Carroll Center for the Blind's new 7-week intensive Screen Reader User Tester Training program allows participants to learn and grow their ability to professionally explore, test, and report findings regarding the accessibility of websites, mobile applications, and digital document files using screen readers. Want to learn more? Start your journey to becoming a Screen Reader User Tester by visiting:

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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.

➜ Give the Gift of Equal Access!

This holiday season, give the gift of access to the world's most fundamental right, the right to information. Scribe for Personal Documents is a cloud based service that takes previously inaccessible digital material and renders it into accessible formats in seconds. Help out someone in your life whom you know could use the access, or secure the access for yourself here:

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Sponsor Since: June 3rd 2021 Calendar icon.

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About: Backed by two decades of creating award-winning accessible cloud technologies for people with visual impairments, Pneuma Solutions is the global leader in accessible cloud-based solutions. Pneuma Solutions was founded by long-time accessibility developers Mike Calvo and Matt Campbell. For more information on their individual profiles, click on their respective bio pages. We're proud to be the first company to develop cloud-based accessibility at the network level. Our tools provide organizations, like yours, a way to deliver secure, accessible information right from your network or from our secure servers. You can provide your print disabled consumers, students, employees, and citizens with a multitude of accessible options. Additionally, we offer a suite of cloud-based applications to blind and print disabled consumers directly from our website. Our consumer products are designed to make the day-to-day lives of blind and print disabled individuals more accessible and simpler to manage. Access to information is not a privilege, it's a right. It's also your right to obtain affordable, accessible cloud solutions to serve your end user. When organizations like yours implement our tools, together we help make it a more inclusive world for people with disabilities. Want to know more about how we can help you become more inclusive?

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➜ Freedom Scientific Focus Blue 5th Generation Refreshable Braille Displays

Our world-class refreshable Braille displays deliver efficient Braille input and outstanding output for your PC or mobile device. The robust Bluetooth® connectivity provides seamless use with Windows®, Mac®, iPhones®, iPads®, and AndroidTM smartphones and tablets. Ergonomic navigation features allow quick, natural hand movements for greater productivity. When used with JAWS® screen reading software, they support our popular Braille Study Mode, an interactive tool for teaching and learning Braille. Learn more today:

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Sponsor Since: April 15th 2021 Calendar icon.

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Phone: (800) 444-4443 📱️

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About: Freedom Scientific, a Vispero brand, is a leading worldwide brand of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. We offer products designed to promote independence, allowing blind and low vision individuals the same access to information as their sighted peers. World-renowned JAWS (Job Access With Speech) screen reading software and ZoomText screen magnification software provide users the independence and ability to seek education and obtain or maintain a career after vision loss. Our expansive product line includes both low vision and blindness technology for all aspects of daily living. The wide range of RUBY, TOPAZ, and ONYX desktop and portable video magnifiers are designed for their ease of use and assist with daily activities. Our impressive line of blindness hardware products include refreshable Braille displays and scanning and reading devices, offering many options tailored to fit individual needs.

➜ VisionAware Resources: The Reader's Digest Getting Started Guide to Vision Loss

APHConnectCenter has resources to help blind and low vision people thrive.?Share the Reader's Digest Getting Started with Vision Loss Guide with people who need to know about living with vision loss.

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Sponsor Since: March 4th 2021 Calendar icon.

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Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET

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About: The APH ConnectCenter offers curated advice and resources to assist children, parents, adults, and job seekers who are blind or visually impaired, and their associated professionals, leading to greater independence and success in their lives.

➜ BRAILLIANT Renewed! The NEW Brailliant BI X Series is here!

The wait is over! A redefined family of Brailliant refreshable Braille displays has arrived! The NEW Brailliant BI X Series will help you stay connected, download books from many participating online libraries and share information easily with your peers. You will enjoy the intuitive, seamless user experience of KeySoft Lite, the HumanWare flagship accessibility suite designed to make you more productive. Including the Brailliant BI 40X and the Brailliant BI 20X, this is the Brailliant idea you need!

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Sponsor Since: February 4th 2021 Calendar icon.

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About: HumanWare is the global leader in assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision. HumanWare offers a wide range of innovative products, including the BrailleNote Touch, first Google certified braille tablet, the iOS compatible Brailliant braille displays, Victor Reader®, the world's leading family of digital audiobook players, the unique Prodigi® family of desktop and portable vision and reading systems, and the ultra-portable explore line of electronic handheld magnifier.

➜ LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Adaptations Online Store Featured Products

Revolution Cane Tip: Standard Roller Tip: $14.50 | Locator Dots: Small Pack of 6 (Clear or Orange): $2.00 | NFB Metal Cane Tip: $3.00 | TMAP - On Demand Tactile Street | Map (set of two maps): $25.00 | Ambutech Aluminum Folding Cane: $35.00 | NFB Chris Park Telescoping Cane: $45.00 | BoldWriter 20 Pen (Individual or 6-pack): $2.00 | Bump Dots: Mixed (50 count): $7.00 | Braille Apple Catalina VoiceOver Guide OSX 10.15 (3 volumes) - Latest Manual: $52.00 | SpeedDots iPhone Tactile Screen Protector, Phone Layout: $12.00 | NFB Chris Park 7-Piece Folding Cane: $50.00 | Visit https://adaptations.org/ to learn more today!

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Sponsor Since: October 1, 2020 Calendar icon.

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About: Founded in 1902, San Francisco's LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired promotes the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or have low vision. Adaptations is your online go-to for tools, technology, and accessible solutions for blind and visually impaired people.

➜ Start Your Coding Journey Today with APH's Road to Code!

Want to learn more about coding but don't know where to start? Look no further! APH's Road to Code provides a roadmap for coding progression through all our fun and engaging coding products.

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Free Apps & Actions from APH: https://www.aph.org/free-apps-from-aph/ 📱

About: Since 1858, the American Printing House for the Blind has operated in Louisville, Kentucky as the world's largest nonprofit organization, creating accessible learning experiences through educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired. APH believes that the future belongs to everyone. By offering innovative products and services, APH opens up a door of opportunities for lifelong independence and success.

➜ GuideLights And Gadgets: Cables!

I hate cables; cheap ones that come w/things you buy, or that break or just stop working. We found a steel core rope braided 5 and 10 foot length with lightning, usbc, and microusb, each with a 15 inch extension held on by a brass collar. Charge and transfer for 3 devices at once. 300 sold, only 5 replaced for free as we will do for 180 days. $25 for 10ft; $18 for 5ft. iPhone splitter w/lightning and 3.5mm adapters or w/2 lightning adapters to charge while listening, $25. And now, lightning to 3.5mm. stereo cable to record from your iphone to a Stream or Trek; $45 w/tutorial. Call Barry at (617) 969-7500 📱️ | bscheur.gadgetsandtech@gmail.com 📧️ or Kae at (781) 286-1696 📱️ | guidelightdogs@gmail.com 📧️.

Director, http://www.GuideLightsAndGadgets.us

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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!

➜ 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 📱️.

➜ Subscribe to the Double Tap TV YouTube Channel

Double Tap TV is a weekly tech show on AMI-tv, (also available on CBC Gem in Canada and YouTube). Each week join hosts Steven Scott (@blindguytech) and Marc Aflalo (@marcaflalo) as they help viewers better understand how technology can assist in everyday life. Its tech from an accessible point of view! The show features interviews with some of the biggest names in consumer tech and features up and coming companies and services. Subscribe to the Double Tap TV YouTube Channel today at:

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Sponsor Since: December 23rd 2021 Calendar icon.

Email: feedback@doubletap.online 📧️

YouTube: https://bit.ly/321OUEy

About: Double Tap TV is a weekly tech show on AMI-tv, (also available on CBC Gem in Canada and YouTube). Each week join hosts Steven Scott (@blindguytech) and Marc Aflalo (@marcaflalo) as they help viewers better understand how technology can assist in everyday life. Its tech from an accessible point of view! The show features interviews with some of the biggest names in consumer tech and features up and coming companies and services.

➜ 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 📱️

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Sales Email: sales@hims-inc.com 📧️
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About: HIMS, Inc. is a global manufacturer and distributor that has provided braille, magnification and accessible healthcare devices since 1999.

➜ 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.

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