Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 16, 2022 - Volume 863
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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Dear Tidbits Subscriber,
1) Top 5 Most Clicked Tidbits From Last Week
A.) New Accessibility Features Available With iOS 16 | Apple (7.7% of all clicks.)
B.) Eloquence Finally In iOS (5.2% of all clicks.)
C.) 4 PDF Accessibility Hacks (5.0% of all clicks.)
D.) Save Your Money: The 10 Best Places to Download Free eBooks and Audiobooks (4.8% of all clicks.)
E.) Tips For Using a Screen Reader to Present with Microsoft PowerPoint (4.6% of all clicks.)
2) JAWS with Microsoft Office Power Tip: Creating Headings in Microsoft Word
3) Dolphin SuperNova Power Tip: Removing the SuperNova Control Panel From The Switch To (ALT + TAB) List
4) Taking Notes Using The Voice Memo App for iPhone
5) Ask Alexa
A.) For a dash of fun, ask Alexa for a spicy joke.
B.) Now you can anticipate potential rain or snow occurring later in the day.
C.) Did you know Alexa can set a music timer? Just ask for music — or nature sounds — for a set period of time, and she'll stop when the time is up.
D.) Ask Alexa to play podcasts from your choice of provider, including Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Pandora, and Audible:
E.) Did you know Alexa is Multilingual? Alexa will respond to your question in the language you spoke:
6) Free Comprehensive Pro Tools Guide for Screen Reader Users Now Available Online
The "Pro Tools Guide for Screen Reader Users" is a free online resource made possible through the Berklee College of Music and features a comprehensive series of tutorials aimed specifically at blind users of Avid's Pro Tools digital audio workstation software. It includes 250 audio demonstrations (totaling 20 hours) with detailed examples to accompany each topic. All of the Pro Tools session files used throughout this series are available to download for reference and practice. As the process of refining Pro Tools accessibility is ongoing, this online guide will continue to be updated regularly to reflect the most recent improvements to the Pro Tools user interface from the perspective of a screen reader user. Whether you're new to Pro Tools or already use it and want to expand your knowledge, start your journey by visiting:
7) From The Apple Developer Network: How To Add Accessibility to Your Unity Games
Learn how you can make your Unity games accessible on Apple platforms using our open source Accessibility plug-in. Follow along as we add support for assistive technologies like VoiceOver and Switch Control to a sample Unity game project. We'll show you how you can automatically scale text with Dynamic Type, support interface accommodations like reduced transparency or increased contrast, and more:
8) Best Games For Accessibility On PS5 2022
These games have been curated by Android Central. Seems like a good place to get started if looking for accessible games on Sony's platform:
9) 7 Resources for People With Disabilities to Break Into Software Engineering Careers
This article covers some resources and tips that can help those with disabilities break into a software engineering career. Most of which Top Tech Tidbits has mentioned previously:
10) Firefox Rolls Out Total Cookie Protection By Default To All Users Worldwide
Long known as a very accessible web browser, particularly on Windows, Firefox now offers cookie protection. The Technology works by storing cookies separate to each site. You can find out more by visiting their blog:
11) How to Get a List of Directions in Apple Maps
Cool Blind Tech has given us step-by-step directions to get the list of instructions that will be used in the Apple Maps directions:
12) How Can You Make Your Twitch Stream More Accessible?
NERDBOT offers some tips to make streaming on Twitch more accessible:
13) Amazon Adds New Adult Disability Fiction Category To Its Online Bookstore
This will make it easier to find books with a disability theme on Amazon:
14) When DRM Comes For Your Wheelchair
This article by Cory Doctorow describes some of the issues about the right to repair as it relates to wheelchairs:
15) Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Leads To Free Open Source Solution For Remote Access | NVDA Remote 2.5 Now Available: Providing Remote PC Access, Compatible With NVDA 2022.1
NVDA Remote allows NVDA users to remotely access another Windows computer, similar to the functionality of JAWS Tandem. This free addon is compatible with NVDA 2022.1. Connect to any Windows computer running NVDA, right now, for free:
16) From Humanware: The HW Buddy App is Finally Available and Updated
Our HW Buddy app is now back up and updated on the Android and Apple stores. You will need to re-create your account on installation to get everything up and running:
17) NVDA Screenshots Addon Helps in Taking Screenshots of The Entire Screen or Specific Portions of The Screen
This add-on provides a wizard to take screenshots of the entire screen or specific areas such as objects, windows, etc. It is activated by the print screen key which on standard keyboards is usually the first of the group of three to the right of F12. If you prefer to use another, it can be configured in the NVDA preferences, input gestures:
18) Enjoying Summer Events When Blind or Low Vision and Using a White Cane | APH VisionAware
Summer is a time of year filled with outdoor gatherings. Generally, they involve food, drinks, lots of sitting and chatting, and perhaps even some games on the lawn. Typically, the meal is potluck style where everyone brings their favorite dish to share, and drinks are served in those ever-present bright red plastic cups. It's common for clusters of folding camp chairs to be scattered around the lawn in groups of three or four. There might also be an area set aside for games like frisbee or football. These events are great fun! But how can you enjoy yourself if you are blind or low vision and use a long white cane:
19) #CSUNATC22 Audio: What's New In Duxbury 12.6 For Mac And Windows
Neal Kuniansky, Director of marketing and Sales for Duxbury Systems, is no stranger to the BBQ Exhibit Hall microphones. Moreover, he might be slightly infamous for his aid in a past April's Fool podcast. But this interview is about Duxbury's future and J.J. gets the low down on the new features in 12.6 for Windows and Mac OS. Tune in, or read the transcript below, to get some insights on EBRF and multi-line braille display support as well. To learn more about 12.6, which has been released since the time we recorded this, or to purchase an upgrade to an existing product, visit the Duxbury Systems website:
20) Star Trek Fans Rejoice | Courtesy of the Technology User Group (TUG) at the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD)
Whether you are a fan of the original Star Trek series or branch out into the other spin offs, you can catch Star Trek audio described on Bananavision Star Trek, which is available on your Victor Reader Stream, Internet Radio option. Use the search term bananavision to find not only Star Trek but other exciting streams as well:
21) How to Use Microsoft Word for Free
No hacks or questionable software purchases here. This comes to us from Wired Magazine. If you don't want to pay for the word processor, and Google Docs won't work for what you need, you have options:
22) From The National Braille Press: Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 15 | $26.00 - $28.50
By Anna Dresner. Avaialble in Braille, DAISY, eBraille or Word. This new edition of our soup-to-nuts tutorial for beginners contains everything you need to know to get started using the iPhone and the iOS 15 operating system. If you like step-by-step tutorials, you'll appreciate the detailed way in which you're guided through setting up your phone, placing calls, configuring VoiceOver, entering text and working with apps, using a Bluetooth keyboard and braille display, and more. If you prefer to look up the commands you need, you'll love the first appendix, which lists the most handy gestures and buttons in an organized manner so you can find the one you want. Other appendices include troubleshooting tips and a list of resources to help you learn more. Most of the book is relevant for iPod touch users, and since the layout of iPhone Plus screens resembles that of iPad screens, iPad users should find this edition useful as well:
23) Vispero and Aira: The Right Stuff | How Both Products Work Together For Better Accessibility | How To Access The Vispero Offer With Aira
Anyone striving to be an astronaut is said to have "the right stuff". It's a combination of personal skill and knowing how to use what's out there to get things done. The same can be said for achieving accessibility. Two powerful additions to your accessibility tool kit are products from Vispero and professional visual interpreting from Aira:
24) K-9 Mail App Will Become Thunderbird's Android Email Client
The developers of the open source Thunderbird email client have confirmed that the open source Android email app K-9 Mail will become Thunderbird for Android:
25) How to Dictate Text in Microsoft Office
There are a few different ways to dictate text in Microsoft Office depending on the software version you use. Here's how to do it in Word, PowerPoint, and more:
26) How To Create A Microsoft Teams Meeting From The Outlook Calendar
You can create a Teams Meeting directly from the Outlook calendar:
27) From Justin Macleod's Audio Presentations and Tutorials
Most of the tutorials on this site are for the Reaper program. All are in MP3 format:
28) New Updates for Notepad and Media Player for Windows Insiders Include Accessibility Improvements
Improved support for screen readers, text scaling, access keys, and other assistive technologies are available starting in version 11.2204 and higher in all channels, with additional improvements in version 11.2205 and higher available in the Dev channel:
29) Twitter Helps The Visually Impaired By Releasing New Option To Translate Charts Into Audio Elements
To put it simply, visually impaired users will now be able to hear charts after they're translated into various pitched sounds. This will also be accompanied by a written chart description:
30) Mechanical Engineering Students Design a Unique Electronic Travel Aid for the Visually Impaired
Currently, most visually impaired individuals rely on external forces to help guide them safely, the most common include a site guide, dog or white cane. Lahmann and Taylor wanted to create a device for independence, something that is sorely lacking in the market. They also wanted it to be discreet and hands free:
31) Get an Organization System in Place with Labelers for the Blind and Visually Impaired
MaxiAids provides you with products that make everyday life easier when blind or living with visual impairment. Getting a system in place to get more organized is difficult without the proper products, but they make it possible with their inventory of Reizen Labelers:
➜ Press Releases and Other News
1) Judge Rules Against Alaska in Ballot Access Case
A state court judge has ruled that Alaska elections officials cannot certify the results of the by-mail special primary for U.S. House until visually impaired voters are given a "full and fair opportunity" to participate in the election:
2) McDonald's And Righthear Expand Their Partnership To Make Fast Food More Accessible
RightHear is installing tiny sensors in all of McDonald's Israel restaurants which use Bluetooth technology to connect offer helpful information for visually impaired restaurant-goers:
3) Nashville Council Buys $20.3M Former Tennessee School For The Blind, Ultimate Use Remains Undecided
Nashville taxpayers now own the former Tennessee School for the Blind:
4) CBS To Offer Audio Description For The Blind of "The 75th Annual Tony Awards"
It is the first time an audio description will be provided for the live broadcast of the Tony Awards:
5) Suit Challenges Alabama's Denial Of Accessible Absentee Voting Ballots To The Blind And People With Print Disabilities
The SPLC and its co-counsel, Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) and Brown Goldstein & Levy, have filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Alabama for denying voters who are blind or have print disabilities access to the state's absentee ballot program in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act (RA):
1) APH Surveys Page
Surveys help inform APH of the greatest needs in the community so they can gear their efforts toward making sure those needs are met. Ongoing APH surveys can be found here:
➜ Featured Podcast Episodes
1) DM96 — It's Not A Pod
June 7th 2022 | This episode starts out talking about the new Mic Damashe ended up with. Remember that the podcast was recorded Friday June 3rd. Should we have talked about this? Michael is playing with the Pixel, and Damashe shares his thoughts about Core OS! Why we think people need to use your words, and how Damashe ended up installing his own RSS Service to sink his feeds:
2) Apps, Gadgets, and Vision Loss | Hadley Presents: A Conversation with the Experts
June 10th 2022 | Scottish radio broadcaster and podcaster Steven Scott loves finding and talking about tech stuff. He's especially fond of apps and gadgets that make life easier for him and others with vision loss:
3) Mosen At Large Episode 183: Apple Surprises And Delights The Blind Community With Eloquence, Humanware Talks Braille HID, And To Capital B Or Not To Capital B?
4) Blind Android Users Podcast Episode 79: Android 13 Beta 3 and a Book on Android from Mystic Access
June 12th 2022 | It's another double bill this week. Chris and Kim Nova from Mystic Access talk to us about their new book, "Getting Started with Android: Android and Talkback for the Beginning User", available from National Braille Press. We then talk about what's new in Android 13. Next we have highlights from the Talkback series in which we talk about some of the new features. This week, one of our listeners brings us her Android journey telling us how she got started with Android:
5) Blind Abilities Podcast Episode 860: Tech Abilities: Pump It Up! iOS16 Beta Surprises or I Thought We Had That? Amazoning, Intersection Crossing, Pop Culture, Tech Tidbits and News with a Blindness Perspective
June 13th 2022 | Serina, Callie and Jeff kind of sorta in a way talk about that WWDC event from Apple, but same as it ever was, same as it ever was, these Talking Heads jump the tracks and yes, they do find there way back through the weeds and negotiating intersections from mobility, movie going, Amazoning and many perspectives on interpreting the newly announced upcoming iOS 16 for the iPhone and the Mac OS Ventura. A bit on the Watch OS but for times sake, we actually fartleked through this episode. Yes, Fartlek is like interval training, so we did some of this and then some of that and back to this and that. Nice:
6) Eyes on Success Episode 2224: Offerings from Independence Science
June 15th 2022 | Accessible measurement tools are essential if visually impaired students and professionals are to be full participants in STEM related activities either independently or with their sighted peers. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey speak with Michael Hingson and Ashley Neybert, from Independence Science, about the tools and services they offer to meet these needs:
➜ Featured Webinars and Training Courses
1) Prep and Proof Google Documents Using Suggesting Mode and Comments with JAWS | Vispero
June 16th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Are you looking for ways to revise Google documents with JAWS? Want to know how to navigate comments and track changes? Join us Thursday, June 16, 2022, at noon Eastern Time for a live webinar, "Prep and Proof Google Documents Using Suggesting Mode and Comments with JAWS." We'll provide an overview of Google Docs Suggesting Mode, and show you how to: Navigate comments left by other collaborators. Turn on Suggesting Mode. Navigate, accept, and reject suggested changes from other collaborators. ACVREP credits will be available for those who attend the live webinar:
2) What's New in the BrailleSense 6 and BrailleSense 6 Mini | HIMS
June 17th 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | Topic: BrailleSense Firmware v1.7 Webinar. One tap mobile: US: +12532158782,,89214689544# or +13462487799,,89214689544# | Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923. Webinar ID: 892 1468 9544. Register at:
3) See The LiveScribe Echo 2 In Action With SmartpenCentral | The Network of Assistive Technologists
June 17, 2022 | 10:30 AM PT, 11:30 AM MT, 12:30 PM CT, 1:30 PM ET, 5:30 PM GMT | Join The Network of Assistive Technologists as we welcome SmartpenCentral and the LiveScribe Echo 2. Don't miss this opportunity to review the product and discover how it can be used by Assistive Techs to improve the independence, confidence and test-scores of the students in your care. Learn: WHAT is a Livescribe smartpen. WHY it provides value to the student, the school and to parents. HOW to build a successful support program that includes Livescribe smartpens:
4) 2022 Braille Literacy Canada Symposium
June 17th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | Braille Literacy Canada (BLC) will be holding its second annual virtual braille symposium. This event will be of interest to braille readers, educators, transcribers, parents, producers and anyone else with a passion for braille literacy! The schedule of events is as follows: 1:00pm EST: Revitalising Braille through a Grass Roots Community (Matthew Horspool and Dave Williams, Braillists Foundation) 2:00pm EST: Hadley's Braille for Everyday Use (Douglas Walker and Dr. Kim Walker, Hadley) 3:00pm EST: What is the science of reading, and what does it teach us about braille contractions? (Dr. Robert Englebretson, Rice University) 4:00pm EST: Walking Through Paths to Literacy For All Things Braille (Kate Borg, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired). Each presentation will be approximately 30 minutes long, followed by a 15 minute question-and-answer period, and then a 15 minute intermission. Register at:
5) Easy Portable Reading — The OmniReader | Access Ingenuity
June 19th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | The omniReader is the definition of easy by allowing you to read printed text by pressing a single button. You can follow the magnified text in high-contrast colors on the built-in screen or listen as the omniReader reads text aloud. You can also use the screen to instantly magnify objects and text and display them in high-contrast colors to see them more clearly. Thanks to its lightweight design, built-in handle, and long battery life, you can pick it up and use it wherever you want - at home, at the office, and even on the go. Join Ian Ramos from Access Ingenuity and Joseph McDaniel from Vispero as they explain the critical assistive role this machine plays to the visually impaired. 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: Features walkthrough of the omniReader. Explanation of the primary and secondary assistive benefits. How the omniReader can be an effective reading tool. | Meeting ID: 832 7410 0965 | Passcode: 575948 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,83274100965#,,,,*575948# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
6) Free SuperNova 10-Minute Training | Dolphin Computer Access
June 21st 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Join Miranda McPherson, professor, AT Trainer, and SuperNova user as she delivers a series of practical 10-20 minute training webinars that will help trainers, assessors, and users build proficiency using SuperNova with common applications and on the web. Participate live every Tuesday 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT or watch the recordings at your leisure:
7) How to Create Accessible Videos | Access Ingenuity
June 22nd 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12AM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | Do you create videos for YouTube or other platforms? This presentation will review the components of accessible videos and how to make them. Join Michael Parker from Access Ingenuity to learn about creating accessible videos, including captions, audio descriptions, and descriptive text transcripts. Learning Outcomes: Learn the main elements of an accessible video to comply with WCAG 2.1 Guidelines. Learn how to edit captions on YouTube. Learn how to design videos so that they meet audio description requirements. Learn the basics of creating descriptive text transcripts. | Meeting ID: 891 2139 8335 | Passcode: 616098 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,89121398335#,,,,*616098# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
8) Eye Drop Webinar | Accessible Pharmacy
June 22nd 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | This webinar will have a live ASL interpreter, and closed captioning. If you are unable to attend, still be sure to register to receive access to the webinar audio and video via email afterwards. Please join us as we discuss tips and techniques for using eye drops as well as trends in eye drop refill legislation. Speakers will include experts from The Chicago Lighthouse and Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind. Questions? Please contact email@example.com ✉. To read about the speakers and to register, click the link below:
9) National Deaf Center New Data Report: Supporting Deaf College Students: Perspectives from Disability Services Professionals
June 23rd 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | In this session, Dr. Jeffery Palmer will lead an overview of NDC's latest data report which focuses on the perspectives of disability services professionals serving deaf college students. This report summarizes findings from a national survey between 2018-2020 of disability services professionals about services that were provided to deaf college students on their campus. Findings illustrate the various approaches to campus policies and practices and reveal that disability services professionals and deaf students often have different perspectives about the experience of being a deaf student on a college campus. Join us to learn more about key takeaways and ask questions from the co-authors, Tia Ivanko MA, NIC, ADAC and Lauren Kinast, EdD. There will be a short 15-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session about the report. Interpreters and real-time captioning will be provided. Additional access requests can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org ✉ at least 3 business days prior to the event. Register here:
10) Accessible Book Apps | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
July 9th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Accessibility can mean smartphone, computer, e-reader, or smart device. All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 ☎ at 10 AM ET:
11) NaviLens and Apple air Tags | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
August 13th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Labeling and tracking just got a whole lot easier! Learn how to use these exciting new products. All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 ☎ at 10 AM ET:
12) Pixel Phone | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
September 10th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Has Android bridged the gap with Apple with this remarkable new device? All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 ☎ at 10 AM ET:
13) iOS 16 Review And Editing Voice Memos | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
October 1st 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Every year we look for accessibility improvements in our i-devices. See what is new in this latest version of the Apple operating system. All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 ☎ at 10 AM ET:
14) AT Gifts for the Holidays | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
November 5th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Our annual look at gadgets and gizmos that will make your holiday season a successful one. All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 ☎ at 10 AM ET:
15) 20 Websites to Bookmark for 2023 | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
November 5th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | Technology keeps changing and so do the websites that are useful in our everyday lives. Find out why these 20 websites are so important for 2023. All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 ☎ at 10 AM ET:
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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.
➜ Attend the 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:
Sponsor Since: August 5th 2021
Website: https://carroll.org/ 🌐
Phone: (617) 969-6200 ☎Fax: (617) 969-6204 ░
Shop: https://carroll.org/store/ 🛒
Donate: https://carroll.org/donate ❤
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:
Sponsor Since: June 3rd 2021
Website: https://pneumasolutions.com/ 🌐
Email Newsletter: Click here to receive periodic news via email concerning Pneuma Solutions products for business, consumers and education.
Sales: (866) 202-0520 ☎
Support: (650) 249-1000 ☎
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?
Contact us here. We'll be happy to discuss how our tools can help with your accessibility needs.
➜ 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 Android TM 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:
Sponsor Since: April 15th 2021
Website: https://www.freedomscientific.com/ 🌐
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ✉
Phone: (800) 444-4443 ☎
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 Including the Information and Referral Line?
APH ConnectCenter has resources to help blind and low vision people thrive. In addition to the Reader's Digest Getting Started with Vision Loss Guide You can also call the Information and Referral Line with your questions about resources and living with blindness and low vision.
Sponsor Since: March 4th 2021
Website: https://aphconnectcenter.org/ 🌐
Email: email@example.com ✉
APH ConnectCenter Information and Referral Line:
Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET
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!
Sponsor Since: February 4th 2021
Website: http://humanware.com/ 🌐
Phone (Asia): +61 2 9686 2600 ☎
YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRWVYiggn-w 🎥
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!
Sponsor Since: October 1, 2020
Website: https://adaptations.org/ 🌐
Toll Free: (888) 400-8933 ☎
Local: (415) 694-7301 ☎
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.
Sponsor Since: July 2nd 2020
Website: https://www.aph.org/ 🌐
Toll Free and Customer Support: (800) 223-1839 ☎
Phone: (512) 895-2405 ☎
Fax: (512) 899-2284 ░
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/WENRlCNDsxQ 🎥
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: We're Exhibiting at both ACB and NFB Conventions
Barry, Kae, and Debra welcome you to our world of everything leather, dog, and gadget; and our "New" Evo 12 stereo Daisy player with 6 voices, $289; Hermione bottomless leather bag, $65; Titanium telescopic locking canes, $50; Next generation bone conduction headphones, $110; Talking medical bundle, $120; Soft absorbent doggie bathrobes, $30 - $35; Protective doggie winter jackets/raincoats, $30 - $40; Self-cleaning grooming brushes, $15 - $26, and much more! Come find us! For additional information, contact Barry Scheur at (617) 969-7500 ☎ / firstname.lastname@example.org ✉ or Kae at (781) 286-1696 ☎ / email@example.com ✉.
Sponsor Since: June 25th 2020
Website: http://www.guidelightsandgadgets.us/ 🌐
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, affordable, 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:
Sponsor Since: June 11th 2020
Website: https://www.atguys.com/ 🌐
Phone: (269) 216-4798 ☎
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ✉
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 ☎.
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