Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, October 20, 2022 - Volume 881
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Top 5 Most Clicked Tidbits From Last Week
A.) Three Features Make iOS 16 Great (8.7% of all clicks.)
B.) Directly Editing Text Under Braille Screen Input Without Moving The Rotor | Applevis (4.6% of all clicks.)
C.) Everything New For Microsoft Edge From Ignite 2022 (3.5% of all clicks.)
D.) Lexmark Launches Two Accessibility Solutions For Printers And MFPs To Assist Visually Impaired Users (3.4% of all clicks.)
E.) Parcel Package Tracking App Updated With Siri Integration (3.0% of all clicks.)
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6) Top Tech Tidbits Weekly Scramble
The Top Tech Tidbits Weekly Scramble presents a single word or phrase related to adaptive or assistive technology whose letters have been scrambled. Can you put the letters back in the proper order to determine this week's word? Check your work next week where we'll provide the answer along with a new challenge.
7) AccessWorld September 2022
September updates include: Editor's Page
Editor's Notes: Style Sheets and Hearthstone Access | Conference Coverage: A Wrap-Up of Apple's "Far Out" Product Launch Event | Access Matters Access Tech — The Future of Haptic Helpers | Product Reviews and Guides: The RealSAM Pocket — Is This the Phone You've Been Waiting For? | Amazon Fire-TV Recast: Accessible Over-The-Air TV Channels With No Cable Bill:
8) Apple Announces New iPads and Apple TVs
A.) On Tuesday, October 18th 2022 Apple released new iPad devices:
9) Apple Glasses Accessibility Features Could Be A Huge Benefit, Suggests Disability Campaigner | Ben Lovejoy | 9To5Mac
Apple Glasses Accessibility features could see the long-rumored devices make a huge difference to the lives of those with disabilities. The point was made by Colin Hughes, the disability campaigner who recently shared the ways in which Apple tech allows him to live a more independent life despite almost no use of his limbs. I recently got to visit his London apartment to see for myself his combined Accessibility and HomeKit setup:
10) JAWS For Windows Scripts for Temporarily Suspending Braille
Some braille displays take quite a beating, as their dots dance up and down, trying to keep up with you as your jump around in a document or application with your keyboard. In many cases you are busy typing and listening, and are not even looking at the display. So, the wear and tear that occurred on the pins in the display was all for naught. You paid a wear and tear penalty but got nothing for it. And, if your display has a high failure rate, it's damage you would rather avoid. This simple script gives you a way to press a hot key, and freeze your display in place, until you press the key again, or until you do a say Line command to force an update. This free script can be incorporated into your default scripts, so it's available no matter where you are focused:
11) Enhancements in JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2023 Public Beta 3
The latest public beta for Jaws, ZoomText, and Fusion 2023 has been released by Freedom Scientific:
12) Scheduling Secure Zoom Calls and Blocking Unwanted Guests
How can you set up a meeting and block uninvited people in Zoom for Mac too?
13) Enhancements in JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion 2023 Public Beta 3
14) NVDA 2022.3.1 Released
15) NVDA 2022.4 Beta 2 Available For Testing
16) NV Access In Process for October 19th 2022
17) From Vision Australia Radio: Leisure Link From October 15: Interview With David Bradburn of Humanware Regarding The Multi-line Braille Display From The Partnership of Humanware and APH | Tech-VI List | David Goldfield
This episode of Leisure Link starts out with Peter Greco interviewing David Bradburn, Humanware's Vice President for Global Sales. Peter talks about the multi-line Braille display being developed through the partnership between Humanware and APH. While the below link will take you to the page containing this episode Leisure Link can also be subscribed to as a podcast in your podcast player of choice:
18) How To Get The Windows 10 2022 Update
Microsoft has announced the availability of the Windows 10 2022 Update (also known as Windows 10, version 22H2):
19) Windows 11 Version 22H2 Optional Update Released
This update adds File Explorer tabs among other things:
20) Making The Everyday Easier With New Experiences Available In Windows 11
Microsoft has announced the availability of new features in Windows 11 along with some exciting new experiences:
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1) Cheaper Hearing Aids Hit Stores Today, Available Over The Counter For First Time
The U.S. The Food and Drug Administration approved the sale of over-the-counter hearing aids, and they go on sale on Tuesday, October 18th 2022. Often thousands of dollars and prescription only, aids now start at $199 at Walmart:
2) Google on Alt Text SEO & Accessibility
Google's John Mueller and Lizzi Sassman discuss creating image alt text that's good for those using screen readers, briefly touching on what to do about decorative images and how it's tricky to write alt text that finds the balance between SEO and accessibility:
3) Verizon's Call Filter Gets an Upgrade
Call Filter now helps identify callers by category so you can make more informed decisions on the calls you pick up and filter out the spam:
4) October 2022 Accessibility Newsletter from TPGi
October 2022 updates include: Join us at the 10th M-Enabling Summit! | Accessibility Strategy Consulting | Single Page Applications | Improve your accessibility testing skills with FREE ARC training sessions:
5) From Pharrell's Inclusive Skincare Line To A Lube With Braille Writing, Consumer Brands Are Finally Starting To Think About Blind And Visually Impaired Customers | Berenice Magistretti | Forbes
Thinking inclusively as a brand sounds easy enough. Yet for the majority of companies out there, inclusion is an afterthought, often triggered by a PR scandal or public shaming on social media. Many brands don't think proactively about making their products and services accessible to those who live with a disability. On this World Sight Day, it's important to remember that globally, there are 43 million people who are blind and 295 million people who are visually impaired (including myself). And for those of us who cannot rely 100% on our vision, it's nice to "see" that some companies are more visionary than others:
6) After A Lifetime Of Blindness, Newly Sighted Can Immediately Identify Human Locomotion
A study on blind patients who recovered their sight suggests rethinking the belief that babies learn to recognize human movement through visual exposure:
7) Meijer Partnership Makes Shopping Easier For The Blind And Visually Impaired
Meijer has partnered with the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) to make shopping in its stores much easier for blind and low-vision customers, this month and beyond:
8) Online Archives in a Digitized World | APH
Have you ever done research in an archive? Maybe for a school project, or just researching a topic of personal interest? There's something special about visiting an archive, and burying your head in materials from a collection, hunting for that piece of information that will hopefully answer the question you're seeking — or possibly even send your research down a completely different path. Of course, COVID-19 threw a huge wrench in that experience. And although a lot of places (including APH) are welcoming in-person researchers once again, there may be other barriers to visiting an archive. Maybe the archive isn't located nearby, or you just need to look up one thing and don't need to search through the entire collection. While nothing can replace the experience of in-person research, there are a lot of practical benefits of online resources:
9) Barilla® Adds QR Codes on Packaging to Assist Visually Impaired Customers in Expanded Partnership with Be My Eyes
The Italian family-owned food company continues first-of-its-kind collaboration with the innovative app to bring increased accessibility to consumers:
10) Haleon And Microsoft Use AI To Enhance Health Product Accessibility For People Who Are Blind Or Partially Sighted
On World Sight Day, October 13th 2022, Haleon and Microsoft launched a joint effort to make health products more accessible for people who are blind or have low vision, with artificial intelligence (AI) technology that narrates product labels:
11) Chicago City Council Starts Delivery Robot Pilot
Chicago's city council has given the go-ahead for a pilot allowing delivery robots to use its pavements for making deliveries around the city. The University of Illinois Chicago pilot began by allowing Starship delivery robots to operate on its campus in 2021. The university has approached the city council to allow it to trial the robots on city streets outside of the campus. Alongside Starship, other delivery robot companies like NIO will also be allowed to apply for Emerging Business Permits too:
12) New Xbox Service Lets Players Submit Accessibility Feedback To Developers
Xbox hosted its second annual Xbox Accessibility Showcase on October 13th 2022 as part of its month-long celebration of the Disability community, showcasing personal stories from gamers and announcing brand new features coming to their console and future titles. The updates include the introduction of a new service that lets players with disabilities submit feedback to developers:
13) Abbott Has A New Glucose Monitor For Diabetics - It's So Small I Forgot I Was Wearing It | Erin Black | CNBC News
Abbott has just released its newest CGM, the FreeStyle Libre 3. It comes with an important upgrade. Whereas the previous systems were "flash" CGMs, which means you had to hold your reader or phone close to the sensor to get a reading, the new version sends data straight to your phone:
14) Be My Eyes and Vote.org Team Up Once Again To Make The Process of Registering and Preparing to Vote as Clear and Accessible as Possible | Be My Eyes
As blind and low-vision people, we are underestimated and underrepresented every day of our lives. Voting in an election is our chance to change that. We may only turn out a few million strong, but in an election, that can make a big difference. That's why, for the 2022 midterm election, Be My Eyes and Vote.org are teaming up again — to make sure that for any American with a visual impairment, the process of registering and preparing to vote is as clear and accessible as possible:
15) FDA Offers Clarification to States Regarding Final OTC Hearing Aid Rule
On October 13th 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to state officials offering clarifications about the Final Rule on OTC Hearing Aids, following requests by several professional organizations seeking to better understand the distinction between 'Prescription' and 'OTC' hearing aid categories:
16) 10K 'Easier-To-Use' COVID Tests For Visually Impaired Coming To NYC
The city will distribute 10,000 easier-to-read COVID-19 at-home test kits to visually-impaired New Yorkers. The at-home test kits — manufactured by Ellume and sent to New York City by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — utilize easier-to-use test components for those who are blind or have low vision and communicate with a user's smartphone to give an electronic text readout of their result:
17) Retail And Information Kiosks And Bank ATMs Must Be Accessible Too
All the same drivers — ethical, legal, and commercial — apply to self-service machines. Think about where you've been over the last few weeks, or the last time you were in an airport. As you replay these journeys in your mind, note the number of self-service kiosks you encountered. One for depositing checks or withdrawing cash, another for purchasing tickets to a show or checking out at the grocery store, one more for finding your way at a shopping mall, and maybe several for ordering and paying for your meals. If you flew, you most likely interacted with the airline kiosk for checking in and securing your boarding pass:
18) A Proclamation on Blind Americans Equality Day | 2022 | The White House
On Blind Americans Equality Day, we celebrate the essential contributions of blind and low-vision Americans, whose talents and strength shape every industry and every community:
19) A Blind Woman Just Piloted An Airplane Across The Country
"This is just such a huge moment, not just for me and my family, but the entire visually impaired community," Kaiya Armstrong said:
20) Blind To Problems: VA's New Medical Record System Is Shutting Out Visually Impaired Patients
The VA has a new medical record system. One problem: The million patients and employees who are blind or low-vision say it's hard to use:
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1) Surveys | APH
Closes: Ongoing 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:
2) Survey | Google | Keyboard-Only Navigation / Alternative Keyboard Users
Closes: October 28th Team: Google Material Design. Length of Study: 30 minutes. Date(s): October 24th 2022 to October 28th 2022. Details: Study is open to Keyboard-only navigation / Alternative Keyboard Users. Participants will evaluate a proposed design to evaluate assistive technology usage. Due to the nature of the design, we will not accept Screen-Reader users for this study. Incentive: $50 USD. Location: Remote USA/Canada. Link for participating:
3) Survey: Paid Google Study For Those With Cognitive Accessibility Needs And / Or Those Who Aare Deaf / Hard of Hearing And Use A Tablet
Closes: October 31st 2022Google is undertaking a paid study for those with cognitive accessibility needs or those who are deaf / hard of hearing and use a tablet. Here is what is needed: User Type: Users with Cognitive Accessibility needs and users who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Product: Android. Length of Study: 90 minutes and short 3 day diary. Details: All users must use a Tablet Device (e.g. iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Microsoft Surface, Lenovo Tab etc.) Open to Tablet users who also use Stylus, Tablet Keyboards, Smart Watches or Smart Displays. User will have a short 3-day follow up diary assignment. Thank-You Gifts: $100 USD / $125 CAD for 90 mins plus $45 USD / $60 CAD for short 3 day diary. Location: USA / Canada Remote. Link to participate with eligibility form:
4) Survey | Google | Using Pixel 5 or Higher | Focus is on the Google Assistant
Closes: November 2nd 2022 Team: Assistant on Pixel. Length of Study: 90 minutes. Date(s): October 20th 2022 to November 2nd 2022. Details: All users must own a Pixel 5 or higher phone. All users must use Mobile Assistant weekly on their Pixel phone, preferably with SIM card. All users must use a mobile device that has screen sharing via Google Meet and a second device (laptop or computer) for audio communication. Incentive: $100 USD / $125 CAD for 90 mins. Location: Remote USA / Canada. Link for participating:
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1) Grandpa's White Cane | Hadley Presents: A Conversation with the Experts
October 14th 2022 | Jim Hoxie and Joanna Jones join us to discuss their children's book, "Grandpa's White Cane." Jim shares how vision loss shaped his life and how he and Joanna, a retired teacher, began instructing children about the importance of white cane awareness and the do's and don'ts for helping people with visual impairment:
2) Mosen at Large Episode 202: A Comprehensive Review And Demonstration Of The Envision Smart Glasses
3) Blind Android Users Podcast Episode 97: Unboxing All Things Google
October 15th 2022 | In this episode we unbox all the things released in last week's Pixel Event. We unbox Google Chromecast 2022, Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 Pro. For our tip of the week, we show you how to use Google Voice dictation on a Samsung keyboard. If you want to join us on our upcoming 100th episode celebration on November 5th 2022, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ✉. Listen here:
4) Blind Abilities Podcast | Episode 900: The Accessible Air Frier: Cosori Pro II — Second Generation Smart Device
October 17th 2022 | Whether you are on your own, off-campus living or just wanting access to an Air Frier, this 5.8 Quart basket Air Frier from Cosori is accessible through a free app as well as through the Amazon and Google smart devices. With just a little set up with the VeSync App, and the VeSync skill for your preferred smart device, the rest is all at your command. Set your time and Temp and you be cooking. Just like that! No buttons to label, mark or worry about. You can even receive a text message when the Cosori Pro II Air Frier is done cooking:
5) Unmute Presents S1 E10: October 18th 2022 Wayaround
October 18th 2022 | This week Marty Sobo and Michael Babcock of Unmute Presents have Michael Doise on to talk about Wayaround. WayAround is the app for your smart device that provides on-demand details about everyday things. The simple tag-and-scan approach lets you quickly and easily identify things around you. It also provides extra details, like how something works or when it expires. The result? Doing more of the things you want, with more confidence and more independence. You will receive a demo of the Wayaround app on an iPhone, an explanation of how the app is laid out, and some news Michael shared with the Unmute Listeners:
6) Eyes on Success Episode 2242: Remote Jazz Piano Instruction
October 19th 2022 | Have you always wanted to play the piano but just never got around to it or couldn't arrange the logistics? If so, then Mark Miller, who does business as the piano web man, has the answer for you. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Mark about how his remote piano lessons work for both sighted and visually impaired students alike:
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1) Hosting a Zoom Meeting with JAWS | Freedom Scientific
October 20th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Want to learn how to navigate the Zoom interface more efficiently with JAWS when scheduling meetings and other events? Objectives: Participants will learn how to: Navigate the Zoom interface. Schedule a meeting. Open and navigate the list of meeting participants. Start/stop screen share. Open accessibility settings. Freedom Scientific Presenters: Elizabeth Whitaker, Cathy Johnson, and Rachel Buchanan. ACVREP Credits: ACVREP credits will be available for those who attend the live webinar. Help Us Spread the Word: Please feel free to share this invitation with someone you think might benefit from attending. Register:
2) Democracy Live Workshop | Presenting The Latest in Accessible Electronic Voting | Florida Outreach Center for The Blind
October 20th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | Please join The Florida Outreach Center for the Blind for our next exciting and informative workshop. We are excited to have a representative from Democracy Live. They will be presenting the latest electronic voting ballot where you can vote completely independently and in the comfort of your own home for the upcoming elections! This ballot is completely accessible and will allow an individual to use various screen readers/magnification software of their own choice. In addition, you can access the platform on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. A door prize will be given out at the conclusion of the meeting. If you have any questions regarding our workshop or any of our programs and services please call us at: (561) 642-0005 ☎ or email us at: email@example.com ✉. Also check us out on our brand-new web site at: https://www.floridaoutreachcenter.org/. We look forward to having you join us for our next exciting and informative workshop. Duration: 1:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET | Meeting ID: 835 8160 5488 | One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83581605488# | Dial directly: +1 312 626 6799 | Meeting ID: 835 8160 548. Zoom:
3) Where the Blind Work Webinar | NFB
October 21st 2022 | 5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 12AM, 10/22 GMT | Join the National Federation of the Blind as we celebrate the work and accomplishments of blind and low-vision people with a panel of successfully employed professionals. Plan to attend the Where the Blind Work Webinar scheduled for Friday, October 21, 2022, at 8:00 p.m., Eastern. Register for the Where the Blind Work Webinar for the Zoom details:
4) Intro to Mobile Accessibility Testing Tools | TPGi
October 25th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Presenters: Laurie Pagano, Senior Accessibility Engineer. The number of apps for mobile devices is ever-growing. It's important that mobile apps be accessible and inclusive, but it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the thought of incorporating them into your accessibility-evaluation strategy. Join TPGi Senior Accessibility Engineer Laurie Pagano for an introduction to some of the mobile-device settings, assistive technologies, and other tools that you can add to your accessibility-testing toolbox. Set yourself up for success so you can start testing native mobile apps for accessibility conformance today. Register:
5) Education Technology Accessibility Boutique | NFB
October 25 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | Attend this accessibility boutique to discuss the accessibility of several educational technologies used in the classroom. This event is a great opportunity for teachers, administrators, parents of blind students, blind parents, students, and any education professional:
6) Discovering Aira and Content Creation | Aira
October 25th 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | Creating content for the ever-expanding media world is a growing profession. During #NDEAM2022 we want to spotlight how blind and low vision people are working in this space. Whether for income or personal brand, these creators integrate visual interpreting into their processes. We'll also get advice from Aira Agents on how to make the most of visual interpreting when creating your content. Join us Tuesday, October 25th 2022 at 2:00 PM Eastern time. Register at:
7) JAWS: Getting Help & Accessing Existing Training Materials | Access Ingenuity
October 26th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | Get to know the various tools, help menu options, and free training materials that already exist with JAWS. Join Rachel Reeves, Marisa Church, and Zhi Huang from Access Ingenuity to discover ways you can get assistance with concepts, commands, exercises, additional web resources, and more. Learning Outcomes: Various help tools in JAWS, including Keyboard Help, Screen Sensitive Help, etc. Additional help menu options, including the manual, web resources, and free training. Free training web resources such as the Freedom Scientific Training YouTube channel, Free Webinars Training page and the Surf's Up Training website. Meeting ID: 886 5246 9982 | Passcode: 215449 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,88652469982#,,,,*215449# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
8) Virtual Career Fair During Blind Equality Achievement Month | National Federation of the Blind
October 26th 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | Join us Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern via Zoom for our fall virtual career fair. There is no charge for employers or job seekers. The National Federation of the Blind career fairs are events for blind people seeking jobs to connect with employers, and an opportunity for employers to seek more talent for their teams. The career fairs may be in-person or virtual and provide additional trainings for developing skills such as interviewing tips. Join us for the next career fair. Registration required by October 12, 2022. For more information on the career fair, please contact Dick Davis, Employment Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org ✉, John Dubay, Employer Liaison, at email@example.com, or Rachel Kuntz at firstname.lastname@example.org ✉. About National Federation of the Blind Employment Initiatives
With opportunities to compete in the workplace in terms of equality, blind people can achieve careers based on their dreams, talents, and abilities. The National Federation of the Blind connects working-age blind people with opportunities and resources to compete in the workplace on terms of equality. For more information, contact Maurice Peret, NOMCT, Coordinator of Career Mentoring & Employment Programs, at email@example.com or (410) 659-9314 ☎, extension 2350.
9) Inclusive Cybersecurity Workshop For Middle And High School Students
October 28th 2022 | 4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 11PM GMT | The goal is to explore cybersecurity concepts with fun games and puzzles. This is for beginners and no experience needed in computer programming etc. At the end of the workshop, we believe that the kids would like to learn more about cyber and technology opportunities. The workshop is designed to be accessible to all. Agenda: Protecting Information online. Ciphers and Encryption. Online Scavenger Hunt. Quiz. Please enroll here to join:
10) Fourth Annual Digital Accessibility Legal Summit | Sponsored By TPGi
November 1st 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | TPGi is proud to sponsor the Fourth Annual Digital Accessibility Legal Summit, a virtual conference and we invite you to join us on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 1st & 2nd, from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM Eastern Time each day. Attendees and presenters will range from digital accessibility consultants to governmental personnel to lawyers "from both the plaintiff and defendant side of the legal landscape." Come and attend a talk led by Vispero's (TPGi's parent company) Director of Business Development, Laura Boniello Miller, "Emerging legal issues in... Unattended Retail: What could possibly go wrong for customers with disabilities?" from 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM on day 2:
11) Fourth Annual Digital Accessibility Legal Summit | Sponsored By TPGi
November 2nd 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | TPGi is proud to sponsor the Fourth Annual Digital Accessibility Legal Summit, a virtual conference and we invite you to join us on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 1st & 2nd, from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM Eastern Time each day. Attendees and presenters will range from digital accessibility consultants to governmental personnel to lawyers "from both the plaintiff and defendant side of the legal landscape." Come and attend a talk led by Vispero's (TPGi's parent company) Director of Business Development, Laura Boniello Miller, "Emerging legal issues in... Unattended Retail: What could possibly go wrong for customers with disabilities?" from 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM on day 2:
12) WordPress Accessibility Day
November 2nd 2022 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 3PM GMT | WordPress Accessibility Day is a free, 24-hour online event scheduled to start at 15:00 UTC (11:00 US Eastern, 8:00 US Pacific) on Wednesday, November 2nd. The conference will be held virtually so you can present from anywhere worldwide. Here are some other important things to know about speaking at WordPress Accessibility Day: We will provide an accessible speaking experience — the presentation platform will be screen reader-friendly, and we will have captions and sign language interpretation available for speakers as needed. You don't have to have speaking experience! We would love to have first-time speakers present and can support you in presenting as needed. You don't have to be an "expert" or have any special certifications. Anyone with something to share related to accessibility on the web or in WordPress is invited to apply. You can share your journey learning about accessibility or your experience as a person with a disability even if you don't think you've reached the end of that journey yet. Your topic doesn't have to be explicitly WordPress related. While we want some talks specific to WordPress and want to encourage developer-level presentations, not all talks need to be specific to WordPress. General website accessibility talks with broad applications for websites of all types and people of all levels of technical abilities are welcome. If you have an idea for a talk to share your knowledge or experiences about the intersection of WordPress and accessibility, we'd love to hear it!
13) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 2: Emergent Literacy and LEGO Braille Bricks | APH
November 4th 2022 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 3PM GMT | Let's discover together the countless possibilities for developing pre-braille skills using LEGO Braille Bricks and other manipulative tools:
14) Let's Go Shopping 7 | Elegant Insights
November 4th 2022 | We're just a month away! The 2022 holiday edition of Let's Go Shopping is scheduled for Friday, November 4th 2022 and Saturday, November 5th 2022. Several business owners have already sent in their RSVP, with an intent to present attendees with a full slate of fabulous gift ideas, so you can shop 'til you drop right from the comfort of your home. I'll have a few new vendors for you, as well as returning favorites. I'll also have a new hour set aside just to help with overburdened budgets this year, thanks to inflation. Any vendor who joins us for the inflation-fighters hour has pledged to offer at least one item at a deep discount. While of course, every little bit helps, I'll be honest, a measly ten percent discount barely gets my attention. The Let's Go Shopping entrepreneurs have agreed to do better than that, at least for one special item. We'll also have the usual stocking stuffers hour, where vendors with smaller gifts that would make great "secret Santa," "white elephant" gift exchanges, or thoughtful stocking fillers will share their products, all under $20.00. Finally, we'll also have our end of the day happy hour, our casual Q and A session for those who may have missed some info during a vendor presentation. Here's the important part: If you know of anyone who would like to join us, either as a vendor, or as an attendee, please send them our link below. It's the main information page for Let's Go Shopping, and they can subscribe to our groups list for all the relevant details, including the Zoom virtual shopping mall login. They can also send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org ✉. to sign up to our announce list. This is where all the most important info is posted, including special sales, promos, giveaways, and the event schedule and vendor directory. So, please share this message! Get ready to shop for the best gifts from the best variety of small business owners anywhere, and get your gift list checked off early. Ready for a little retail therapy? Let's Go Shopping! Laura Legendary, Founder, Let's Go Shopping Virtual Events:
15) Let's Go Shopping 7 | Elegant Insights
November 5th 2022 | We're just a month away! The 2022 holiday edition of Let's Go Shopping is scheduled for Friday, November 4th 2022 and Saturday, November 5th 2022. Several business owners have already sent in their RSVP, with an intent to present attendees with a full slate of fabulous gift ideas, so you can shop 'til you drop right from the comfort of your home. I'll have a few new vendors for you, as well as returning favorites. I'll also have a new hour set aside just to help with overburdened budgets this year, thanks to inflation. Any vendor who joins us for the inflation-fighters hour has pledged to offer at least one item at a deep discount. While of course, every little bit helps, I'll be honest, a measly ten percent discount barely gets my attention. The Let's Go Shopping entrepreneurs have agreed to do better than that, at least for one special item. We'll also have the usual stocking stuffers hour, where vendors with smaller gifts that would make great "secret Santa," "white elephant" gift exchanges, or thoughtful stocking fillers will share their products, all under $20.00. Finally, we'll also have our end of the day happy hour, our casual Q and A session for those who may have missed some info during a vendor presentation. Here's the important part: If you know of anyone who would like to join us, either as a vendor, or as an attendee, please send them our link below. It's the main information page for Let's Go Shopping, and they can subscribe to our groups list for all the relevant details, including the Zoom virtual shopping mall login. They can also send a blank email to: email@example.com ✉. to sign up to our announce list. This is where all the most important info is posted, including special sales, promos, giveaways, and the event schedule and vendor directory. So, please share this message! Get ready to shop for the best gifts from the best variety of small business owners anywhere, and get your gift list checked off early. Ready for a little retail therapy? Let's Go Shopping! Laura Legendary, Founder, Let's Go Shopping Virtual Events:
16) 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:
17) ATHEN Annual Meeting 2022
November 9th 2022 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | Please hold the date for the ATHEN Annual Meeting. All are welcome to attend the ATHEN Annual Meeting which will take place Wednesday, November 9th 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information and the Zoom link for joining the meeting. Real-Time Captioning will be provided. If you would like to request any additional disability-related accommodations, please indicate this on the Zoom form or contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org ✉. Register in advance for this meeting at:
18) ACB's 2022 Audio Description Awards Gala
November 29 2022 | The American Council of the Blind (ACB) proudly announces the second annual Audio Description Awards Gala on November 29, 2022. The Gala will once again celebrate outstanding achievements in audio description in media and expand awareness of its benefits. In recent years there has been enormous success in expanding audio description for audiences who are blind, low vision, or have other sensory disabilities that create barriers to full inclusion in visual media. "The Audio Description Awards Gala will celebrate the best of the best within the art and science of inclusive audio-described media," said Eric Bridges, ACB's Executive Director. "Together we will work to expand awareness of the transformative value that audio description brings to the lives of people with disabilities:"
19) Blind Health Expo | The Accessible Pharmacy
December 2nd 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT | The Accessible Pharmacy Blind Health Expo will be the largest virtual expo of healthcare information, products, services, and medication for individuals who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision. Join thousands of other attendees and register now for free!
20) 20 Websites to Bookmark for 2023 | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library
December 10th 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:
21) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 3: Creative Manual Activities for Christmas | APH
December 12th 2022 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 3PM GMT | Christmas is a great time to create crafts. Let's share amazing and fun tactile ideas adapted to visually impaired children:
22) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 4: Braille Around the World | APH
January 4th 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 3PM GMT | Let's celebrate Louis Braille's Day and explore different braille codes around the world:
23) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 5: School Aged Numeracy | APH
February 1st 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 3PM GMT | Using LEGO Braille Bricks to do math: let's discover some of the many uses of these little bricks to develop numerical and geometry skills, understand symmetry, and much more:
24) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 6: Daily Living Activities | APH
March 6th 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 3PM GMT | Let's explore daily-living activities using LEGO Braille Bricks and share our best practices, experiences, tips:
25) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 7: Music | APH
April 5th 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 3PM GMT | Let's discover together how to make music with these famous bricks! Come and share your creative ideas:
26) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 8: STEM | APH
May 3rd 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 3PM GMT | Have you ever thought of doing science, computing, or technology with LEGO Braille Bricks? Expert guests will join us for an amazing session:
27) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 9: Orientation & Mobility | APH
June 7th 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 3PM GMT | LEGO bricks to build plans, visualize routes, it's not new! But with LEGO Braille Bricks you can also create labels, add letters, words... Then it becomes really great:
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➜ That Real Blind Tech Show Episode 96: We Got More Resolutions, ACB Style!
It's a fully packed That Real Blind Tech show lair. Join us as we recap this year's ACB Resolutions. We chime in with all of our opinions about this year's resolutions, and as usual some hilarity ensues. You will not want to miss both AirPods issues that take place on this episode. We are adding do not listen to That Real Blind Tech show on the bus as we are not responsible for the stares you will receive when laughing or cackling like a lunatic!
Sponsor Since: August 11th 2022
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Email: ThatRealBlindTechShow@gmail.com ✉
Goals: We want to educate you on the latest tech for the blindness community. You'll learn what is worth keeping and what you need to return. Our goals are: To inform, inspire and educate our audience. Feature guests and products that bring you value. Continuously improve and deliver the best content.
About: A podcast discussing the good & bad of assistive technology for the low vision & totally blind. No longer focused on just Apple VoiceOver technology. That Real Blind Tech show covers all the fantastic talking tech and gadgets out there for the low vision and blindness community. Common topics include Apple's VoiceOver, JAWS, Microsoft Narrator, NVDA, Amazon Alexa and VoiceView, Google Assistant and Android. Basically, if a device can talk to you, we are going to be talking about it. That Real Blind Tech Show will not only educate you, but it will also make you laugh. Listeners are encouraged to not use treadmills or drink hot coffee while listening to our show, or accidents can and have occurred. Dishes have been broken while listening to That Real Blind Tech Show, and while we are responsible for the laughs, we are in no way responsible for the injuries or bills that pile up. Remember to keep it Real and also don't believe anything you hear on That Real Blind Tech Show.
➜ Webinar: Discovering Aira and Content Creation | October 25th 2022 at 2:00 PM ET
Creating content for the ever-expanding media world is a growing profession. During #NDEAM2022 we want to spotlight how blind and low vision people are working in this space. Whether for income or personal brand, these creators integrate visual interpreting into their processes. We'll also get advice from Aira Agents on how to make the most of visual interpreting when creating your content. Join us Tuesday, October 25th 2022 at 2:00pm Eastern time. Register at:
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Email: email@example.com ✉
About: Aira's mission is to remove barriers and make the world more accessible with visual interpreting.
We provide a live, human-to-human professional assistance service, an accommodation or productivity tool, that enhances independence by delivering on-demand, skilled and reliable visual interpreting for just about any task. Using the powerful combination of a camera and the Aira app on someone's device of 'choice', a professionally-trained agent will assist by visually interpreting what is in the camera's view or on screen, from describing to reading, from explaining to navigating - just about anything, safely and securely. Aira supports a growing range of devices including smart and tactile button phones, desktop computers and soon, wearables.
Whether you are involved in the work of business, the work of school or the work of life, Aira enhances everyday efficiency, engagement, and independence. Used by employees and customers of hundreds of organizations including airports, banks, the largest software companies, financial firms, retailers and universities, we invite you to join the community, access the Aira app today and try it for free.
Step One: Subscribe and Download. Pick the plan that lets you explore on your terms and on your time, sign up in a few minutes, and download the Aira app to your smartphone. Plans shown are for the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Add or cancel at any time.
Step Two: Connect with an Aira Agent. On the first call, connect with one of our certified, specially-trained Agents and learn how everything works.
Step Three: Real-time Assistance. At the touch of a button, Aira delivers instant access to visual information, when and where you want it.
➜ Blind in Mind, The Braille Superstore: Touch Tomorrow in Today's Products
Serving blind people since 1999, we're a family-owned, forward-thinking company offering both tried-and-true and exciting new products for blind and low vision consumers. We design and carry self-voicing educational software, Braille supplies, talking gadgets, adapted household items, tactile card and board games, audible toys and gift ideas. Passionate about innovation, we've also created dozens of products from scratch when a suitable solution did not exist. Shop online at http://www.braillebookstore.com/ and enjoy fast, free shipping.
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Hours: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, Pacific Standard Time.
About: Welcome to Blind in Mind, The Braille Superstore. We have been supplying products to blind people and their families since 1999. We offer thousands of Braille books, toys, games, kitchen aids, and talking products. We have unbeatable prices, fast, free shipping, and great customer service! We have tons of Braille books and cool products to choose from; so grab a cup of coffee, relax, and we'll give you a quick tour:
If you need some fresh ideas or have questions, you can also check out our Shopping Guides.
➜ Free and Accessible Training for the Tech Sector
Fable Pathways helps you gain the skills that you need to work in the tech sector with a free, accessible, and on-demand program. Learn from industry leaders with disabilities to take your career to the next level, like Kelly Ford, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, who introduces GitHub and VS Code using a screen reader. Spend less time and energy trying to access courses with your assistive technology and focus on the content that matters to you, with Fable Pathways' accessible platform. Sign up today!
Sponsor Since: June 30th 2022
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ✉
Phone: (888) 212-3532 ☎ Extension 810
About: Just like curb cuts help everyone get on and off sidewalks, designing digital products with accessibility in mind helps make the internet more accessible for everyone. Fable is an accessibility platform powered by people with disabilities. Fable connects people with disabilities to accessibility managers, user researchers, designers, and developers to build incredible and accessible user experiences.
➜ Fable Pathways: Fable Pathways is a free skill development program for people with disabilities interested in working in the tech sector. Sign up to take your career to the next level. Courses include "Getting started in web development" taught by Kelly Ford, a screen reader user, and Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, and "Becoming a manager" taught by Fable's Head of Accessibility Innovation, Kate Kalcevich. Instructors are subject matter experts in their fields and have lived experience with disability. Pathways courses are free, self-paced and assistive-technology-friendly. Sign up now at https://fablepathways.com/.
➜ Fable's Community of Accessibility Testers: Work from home to contribute to real changes in digital accessibility and make the internet a more accessible place for everyone. Ever leave a website because it was too hard to navigate? Because it was missing button labels? Because it didn't respond to voice commands? Us too. Our community of testers who use assistive technologies work from home and contribute to real changes in digital accessibility with recognizable brands. Earn money to share your feedback on websites and apps of your favorite brands and work with companies that care. No experience required and no resume required. Fable is looking for assistive technology users in the USA and Canada to work the hours that they want, from the comfort of their own homes. Learn more at https://fablepathways.com/community/.
➜ Dolphin Friends Program
If you work for a non-profit, charity or society that provides services to people with visual impairments, we invite you to take part in our Dolphin Friends Program. Dolphin will outfit your center with assistive technology solutions that can benefit your clients who need to remain independent, are trying to sharpen their technology skills for employment and more. Learn more about becoming a Dolphin Friend:
Sponsor Since: June 9th 2022
Website: https://yourdolphin.com/ 🌐
Locate a Dolphin Dealer: https://yourdolphin.com/contact/dealer/locate
About: Dolphin designs and builds software that empowers people who are blind or partially sighted to read, work and communicate.
We are committed to creating assistive technology that makes workplaces, classrooms and the home accessible and usable for people with visual impairments.
Dolphin assistive technology products are designed to improve accessibility and independence on computers, for people with a wide range of vision impairments. This includes screen readers for people who are blind, magnification and audio products for people who have partial sight and low vision.
Dolphin also develops technology to assist a neurodiverse range of readers. Accessible reading technology from Dolphin is used by book lovers and students with dyslexia, ADHD and autism, in addition to other print impairments. It provides a way to access books from accessible libraries around the world.
Dolphin Computer Access designs and develops software that enables users to read and access information at home, at work and throughout their education.
Each Dolphin product empowers users with visual impairments to use computers independently, in ways that suit their sight and experience with technology.
➜ Looking For Blind Job-Seekers Wanting To Advance Their Salaries, Careers And Digital Accessibility For The Blind
Are you interested in learning new tech skills and working remotely while earning a competitive salary? At Clusiv.io we have created the world's first digitally accessible e-Learning platform built by the blind, and built for the blind. Visit the link provided and request Clusiv through your Vocational Rehab counselor for lifetime access to our e-Learning platform with courses such as Business Applications, JAWS, and more:
Sponsor Since: June 9th 2022
Website: https://clusiv.io/ 🌐
About: We are Clusiv. We are the world's first e-learning platform built for and by blind and partially sighted people. We are a resource to vocational rehabilitation organizations. We are a training platform for individuals with visual impairments who have faced barriers to access and equity in the modern workforce. We are engineering the future of work for accessibility. Learn more by selecting the user path that best describes you:
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➜ 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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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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Shop All Products: https://hims-inc.com/shop-all-products/ 🛒
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About: HIMS, Inc. is a global manufacturer and distributor that has provided braille, magnification and accessible healthcare devices since 1999.
➜ VIP-3000 Talking Thermostat Now $199.99 from BlindMiceMegaMall.com
Control the climate of your home independently! The VIP 3000 is a universal heating — cooling talking thermostat This accessible digital thermostat is specifically designed to offer audio playback of indoor temperature, temperature settings and programming instructions so blind and visually impaired users can independently & precisely manage their indoor comfort. Don't over pay. Read more at:
Sponsor Since: September 23rd 2021
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
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Blind Mice Swap Shop: Sell, Swap, and Buy. The Mice receive calls every day 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/ 🌐
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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.
➜ The Next Generation in Accessibility
Need to quickly access a distant computer with minimal fuss? Need to quickly convert image documents into readable text? Today's students and working professionals demand more of their technology. Employers expect more of their workforce. Pneuma Solutions is bridging the gap using the best in machine learning to connect you to your environment when you need it, how you need it. Give us a try, and experience accessibility on a whole new level:
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Email Newsletter: Click here to receive periodic news via email concerning Pneuma Solutions products for business, consumers and education.
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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 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:
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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.
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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!
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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.
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