Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, November 3, 2022 - Volume 883
The Week's News in Adaptive Technology
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1) Top 5 Most Clicked Tidbits From Last Week
A.) Announcing The See The World Through Your Ears App (9.2% of all clicks.)
B.) Apple Releases iOS 16.1 And iPadOS 16.1 Bringing Many Fixes for VoiceOver Users | AppleVis (7.3% of all clicks.)
C.) How to Extract the Text From Any Image | Wired (5.6% of all clicks.)
D.) What's New in JAWS 2023 Screen Reading Software | Freedom Scientific (5.2% of all clicks.)
E.) Collection of Third Party Sites Offering JAWS Scripts | David Goldfield | Tech-VI List (5.0% of all clicks.)
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4) An Open Letter To All Top Tech Tidbits Readers. We Need Your Help. Top Tech Tidbits To Spin Off Access Information News Section As Standalone Publication Beginning November 7th 2022. Everything You Need To Know.
If you missed this announcement last week we invite you to catch up using the link below. For those of you in the know you will notice that this issue of Tidbits is quite a bit shorter than usual. That's because this is the very first issue of Tidbits that does not include the "Access Information News" section. On November 7th 2022 this section will be published independently for the very first time. You will now receive it on Monday mornings at 4:00 AM and gain the ability to opt out of receiving it without affecting your Top Tech Tidbits subscription. That said, we sincerely hope you'll stick around, as we've got some really great things planned. In the meantime, can we all take a moment to enjoy a leaner and more focused Top Tech Tidbits this week? Hard-liners rejoice! Catch up here:
5) Reader Review: 6-in-1 Multi-Opener
Courtesy of Award Winning Sight Loss Coach, Advocate and Author Donna Jodhan, Top Tech Tidbits reader:
6) Ask Alexa
A.) Alexa knows when all the important dates are throughout the year. Ask about holidays, big events, and more.
B.) The best music trivia for Alexa, Song Quiz offers you music from every decade: 2010s, 2000s, 90s, 80s, 70s, and 60s! Challenge your friends and family in live competitions or compete head to head against music fans across the country.
C.) Living in a cloud of statistics, Alexa loves to make predictions.
D.) Apple Podcasts now syncs your listening across Apple and Alexa devices. Once Apple Podcasts is set as your default podcast provider, just ask Alexa to pause when you're on the go and resume once you've returned.
E.) Get pumped for some football with this playlist from Prime Video's Thursday Night Football.
7) Transcribing Audio With Word Online And A Screen Reader
Here is an article from Kelly Ford on making text transcripts using Word Online and a screen reader:
8) Microsoft Makes It Easier To Use Pictures From Your Android Phone In Word Or PowerPoint
Here is an article on how one can insert images taken from their Android smartphone and insert them into their document:
9) Navigating Slack With The JAWS Screen Reader | A11y Tutorials | Slack
This is a series of tutorials for navigating Slack with a screen reader. Slack is a popular chat and collaboration tool used in the workplace:
10) New Mix-And-Match Computer Accessories Give People With Disabilities Easier Ways To Work And Create
This describes the adaptive accessories from Microsoft that we have covered in previous issues and how they can be used:
11) New Coding Tool Could Aid Computer Programmers Who Are Blind Or Have Low Vision
The tool, called Grid Editor, serves as a modification to traditional code editors that programmers use to add lines of code when updating features and functions in software. Prior work has focused on making different parts of the coding process more accessible for blind and low-vision users, such as reading or navigating code. Grid Editor is the first to place emphasis on code editing — an important step in making continuous updates to software, in which programmers edit and update existing code that was previously written by other programmers:
12) Sound Notifications in Android Now Detect Custom Sounds For Deaf Users
Sound Notifications, an accessibility feature in Android, was introduced in 2020 to identify sounds in and around households and notify deaf and hard of hearing users. Originally, it came with a limited number of sounds in its alert library but now users can add their own custom sounds to the alert library to get notified the next time they sound:
13) Identify Common Errors In Text With The VoiceOver Text Checker On MacOS | AppleVis
In this podcast, Tyler demonstrates the VoiceOver Text Checker on macOS, a feature that identifies common errors in typed text such as misspellings, repeated spaces, and misplaced capital letters:
14) How to Control Your iPhone With Your Apple Watch
In WatchOS 9, Apple includes a feature that allows you to control your iPhone with your Apple Watch. Learn how it works:
15) Recording: Episode 65: Introducing The SmartVision 3 Mobile Phone With Tony Shrubb | Sight and Sound Technology
The SmartVision 3, the only Google certified smartphone designed specifically for people with low or no vision has recently joined our product portfolio. This handset, which integrates Google's Talkback screen reader, offers three ways to control your smartphone and access information, including a tactile keypad. Stuart caught up with Tony Shrubb from our field sales team to find out all about it:
16) A Bug in Apple MacOS Ventura Breaks Third-Party Security Tools | Wired | October 26th 2022
Your anti-malware software may not work if you upgraded to the new operating system. But Apple says a fix is on the way:
17) New SuperSense AI Listserv
A group to discuss all things SuperSense and Super Lidar. This group is designed for technical support, idea sharing, and all discussion related to SuperSense and Super Lidar. It will be monitored by members of the team to answer questions and start conversations, as well as occasionally provide special deals and offers to list members:
18) Why Are There Now Two "Outlook For Windows"?
Microsoft is hyping a new "Outlook for Windows" as a coming replacement to the familiar Windows program giving both the same "Outlook for Windows" name even though the two programs are completely different and the proposed replacement is quite crippled:
19) Too Many Microsoft Outlook's — We Explain Them All
Once upon a time there was just one "Microsoft Outlook" but these days there are at least ten current programs or services under the "Outlook" name — and two programs called "Outlook for Windows". That's before counting past versions that are still supported:
20) Add An iCalendar .ics To An Outlook Calendar But Be Careful
Inserting an .ics iCalendar item into Outlook is typical Microsoft Office. Seemingly easy if you believe the simplistic 'help' from Redmond but a little more involved in practice. iCalendar .ics files are small text files which contain an appointment or event. It's a common standard so they can be used by Outlook or any other calendar software or online service. They can arrive via email (Outlook uses them to send appointments) or some booking sites (airlines, events etc.) have a link to an .ics. Or sent by more secure means like instant messaging, document attachment, USB memory stick etc:
21) Inside Smart Copy and Paste in Word
When Microsoft Word was first released, all those years ago, it had a Paste feature but it was dumb and literal. These days Word's Paste (Word for Windows and Word for Mac) is a lot smarter and does very useful things that you may not fully realize or appreciate:
22) Copying/Moving Footnotes or Endnotes in Word
There's a small but important point about Microsoft Word with Footnotes and Endnotes:
23) Paste Tricks And Tips For Microsoft Word
There's more to Paste in Word than just the keyboard shortcut. This article demystifies the many paste options in Word and offers workarounds for troublesome situations:
24) Important Notice For Those Using Joseph Lee's Add-Ons With The NVDA Screen Reader | Tech-VI List
Joseph Lee's add-ons will require Windows 10 and later, effective January 3, 2023 (exception: Add-on Updater):
25) Overview: 6dot Braille Label Maker | YouTube | Jim Rinehart, Assistive Technology Specialist, Easter Seals Crossroads
Jim Rinehart, Assistive Technology Specialist at Easter Seals Crossroads shows us the 6dot Braille Maker, which is a portable Braille label maker:
26) How to Fix the Most Annoying Bluetooth Headphone Problems | Wired
Wireless headphones and earbuds are convenient, but they come with a host of tricky troubleshooting problems. Here's how to fix them all:
27) Recording: Freedom Scientific Training Podcast: Ask Sharky: Navigate File Explorer in Windows 11 With JAWS | October 28th 2022
In this pre-recorded Clubhouse session, Elizabeth and Rachel talk about tips they recommend for using the File Explorer in Windows 11 with JAWS:
28) First eSpeak-NG Beta for iOS Now Available
29) Freedom Scientific Releases Version 2023 of JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion
New Smart Glance feature, enhancements to Notification History, support for ARM 64 devices, changes that fix a long-standing issue with some Dell computers, and Tethered View in ZoomText:
30) Freedom Scientific November 2022 Training Events
31) AppleVis Unlimited: What's New and Noteworthy for October 2022
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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 | The Byte Size Training Tech Website Feedback Survey
Closes: November 18th 2022 This survey is where individuals with disabilities can provide feedback relating to the Byte Size Training Tech website and suggest improvements. Here is a link to the Byte Size Training Tech website at https://bytesizetrainingtech.com:
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1) Blind Abilities Podcast Episode 902: Tech Abilities: Through the Lens of Experience We Share Our Views on Apple Products, Upcoming Apple Services, White Cane Safety Day and Awareness to the People, Plus, Tech Tidbits and News from a Blindness Perspective
October 27th 2022 | Serina, Callie, Seyoon and Jeff chill out in the Blind Abilities Studio to bring you the Tech Abilities Show. From Avatars getting legs, Apple's new Savings plan, Air Tag battery replacement, new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max for Seyoon and jeff, to Air Friers being Accessible, new Apple TVs, iPads new and the massive iPad Pro with the M2 chip. Wow factor gets tested. But, is this too much iPad? With White Cane Safety Day in the Books we talk about the importance that bringing awareness to the general public has today and a big step for Audio Description on the 20,000 Hertz podcast. This is a healthy and longest Tech Abilities episode and it is just perfect for the times. We enjoyed the conversation and we hope you find something that helps you along your own journey. Give us a call at (612) 367-6093 ☎, email us at Info@BlindAbilities.com ✉, we would love to hear from you:
2) That Real Blind Tech Show Episode 102: Apple 21st Century Mafia
October 28th 2022 | Join us for a recap of this year's Laugh For Sight in NYC. We then discuss Mac OS Ventura and the multitude of issues for VoiceOver users. We discuss iOS 16.1 and whether or not it is time to update. You may not have noticed the explosion of gambling ads appearing everywhere on the planet, but we have. We wrap up with a discussion of our go to devices for specific tasks:
3) Mosen at Large Episode 204: iOS 16 Bugs, More Envision Smart Glasses Feedback, And The History, Art, And Technicalities Of Audio Description With Joel Snyder
4) Blind Android Users Podcast Episode 99: Seeing Assistant Move, A Navigational App For The Blind, CSR, And A Battle Of The Watches
October 29th 2022 | Our 100th episode celebration is next week, email email@example.com ✉ to get the link to join us on the recording. We interview the developer of Seeing Assistant Move which is a navigation app for the visually impaired. For Android, the app can be downloaded here.. And for iOS it can be downloaded here. We also have a comparison between the just released Pixel Watch and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. We have a new episode in our CSR screen reader segment in which we see the new feature of ear piece settings and how to turn off and on speech. This episode can be found at:
5) Blind Abilities Podcast Episode 904: Meet Matt Carson — Musician, Singer/Songwriter and Producer Who Happens To Be A TBVI (Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired)
November 1st 2022 | Jeff and Pete welcome mat Carson into the Blind Abilities studio today. Matt is a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, a musician, a singer songwriter who is proud to write and perform sad songs that fit neatly into the country music genre. Matt has written, performed, recorded and produced dozens of songs, most of which he produced himself in his home studio. Matt released his first full length album in 2019 entitled no regrets, on which he played all of the instruments with the exception of drums And pedal steel guitar. Matt has also been totally blind since birth. He shares all of these topics, with Jeff and Pete and as usual, they introduce quite a few excerpts of his music, not only from his no regrets album, but from his current project, a three song EP on which he welcomes Michael Cleveland, Bluegrass fiddler extraordinaire, whom Jeff and Pete introduced on Blind Abilities a couple of months ago:
6) Unmute Presents on ACB Community
November 1st 2022 | This is the weekly recording of Unmute Presents hosted every Tuesday on ACB Community. For information about ACB Community visit: https://acb.community. Unmute Presents is live every Tuesday at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM Eastern. Join us each week as we share updates on the Access Technology Community and answer your questions regarding iPhones, Androids, Mac, and Windows. We will also give you insight into new apps; helpful information to stay up to date on accessibility technology; and the best podcasts to listen to:
7) Eyes on Success Episode 2244: Writing a Novel as Therapy
November 2nd 2022 | Some people write for fun or because it is a job. Others have a story they want to share. When Aaron Spelker suddenly lost his sight, he found writing to be both therapeutic as well as a good activity for learning important blindness skills. Hosts Nancy and Peter talk with Aaron about how writing "The Bubonic Reorder" helped him navigate in a new world:
➜ Featured Webinars and Training Courses
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1) What's New with ARC Toolkit | TPGi
November 3rd 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | ARC Toolkit is more than just a way to quickly find accessibility issues by scanning a page; but is a series of tools that can help developers, QA, and accessibility testers alike perform the additional tests needed to determine if a screen is accessible. Learn about ARC Toolkit and ask questions about what it can do and what it can do for you:
2) 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:
3) 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:
4) 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:
5) 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:
6) HLAA Webinar: The FDA Regulations for Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids
November 8th 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | On October 17, 2022, the FDA regulations on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids went into effect, creating a new category of hearing devices that can be safely sold to adults 18 years of age and older with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss without the intervention of a hearing professional. These devices will be referred to as OTC hearing aids. In addition, the FDA will now refer to traditional hearing aids as prescription hearing aids. The regulations provide for technical and safety guidelines for those manufacturers who wish to make OTC hearing aids. This new pathway may empower consumers seeking to take responsibility for their own hearing loss. At the same time, education will be needed to help consumers find OTC hearing aids that work for them. This webinar will provide an overview of the key points of the regulation and how this may affect availability and access of both OTC and prescription hearing aids. In addition, we will provide suggestions on determining your hearing loss, accessing assistance from hearing professionals and key features to consider when purchasing OTC hearing aids. Presenter: Thomas A Powers, Ph.D., founder/managing member, Powers Consulting and strategic adviser, Hearing Industries Association
Thomas A. Powers, Ph.D., provides management consulting to the hearing health industry:
7) Workshop: High and Low-Tech Tools for Accessible Cooking | Chancey S. Fleet | Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
November 9th 2022 | 4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 11PM GMT | Find out about accessible recipe apps, appliances, labeling methods and tools that can help you cook with confidence as a blind or low-vision person:
8) Creating Source Files in Microsoft Office for PDF Remediation | Access Ingenuity
November 9th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | Microsoft Office offers many tools that make remediation in PDF quicker and more successful. Join Rachel Reeves from Access Ingenuity to learn tips, tricks, and best practices for creating your documents in Microsoft Office with the intent to convert them to PDF. Learning Outcomes: Discover best practices in formatting standard document elements. Explore the WCAG 2.1 color requirements that may apply to your content. Introduction to creating PDFs directly from Microsoft Office. | Meeting ID: 874 1435 1888 | Passcode: 514898 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,87414351888#,,,,*514898# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose). Join Zoom Meeting:
9) 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:
10) How Anyone Can Manage Accessibility Program — Ask Me Anything (AMA) | TPGi
November 9th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Presenter: Aaron Farber, Senior Accessibility Platform Consultant. The foundation for an accessibility program is having a clear, repeatable process for accessibility testing — with roles and responsibilities mapped to each step from design to development. If you are leading your organization's accessibility effort, you need an accessibility resource center to create accessible online experiences consistently and provide defensible data to stakeholders. Join TPGi's Aaron Farber, Senior Accessibility Platform Consultant, for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session and get answers to your accessibility questions. This AMA session is great for product managers, content teams, UX teams, and marketers:
11) How To Scale a Sustainable Accessibility Program | TPGi
November 9th 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT | Presenters: Mark Miller, TPGi's Director of Sales, and Kelly Mahoney, 3Play Media's Content & Partner Marketing Specialist. This webinar will explore what it takes to scale accessibility programs for enterprise organizations. From the foundations of digital accessibility to the actionable steps your organization can take moving forward, we'll dig into the details of what it looks like to ensure accessible content, policies, and practices are baked in from the beginning. Key takeaways: What is digital accessibility and how should it influence your organization? Actionable steps you can take toward digital accessibility, including remediation tools and services. What do accessibility policies/programs look like at an enterprise organization?
12) Usability and Accessibility for Digital Marketers — Delight Your Audience With Inclusive UX
November 10th 2022 | Presenters: Digital Marketing Institute, TPGi's Principal UX David Swallow, TPGi's UX Practice Manager David Sload, and Marketing Educator and Author Will Francis. Digital channels provide an opportunity for you to effectively reach and grow your target audience, communicate with them, provide information, build brand relationships, and enable transactions. The related concepts of usability and accessibility address the importance of removing barriers to efficient, effective, and enjoyable digital interactions for all users, including users with disabilities. When barriers are present, we risk brand damage, losing our audience to competitors, and potentially unlawful discrimination against people with disabilities. But how can we ensure usable and accessible digital experiences? To mark World Usability Day 2022, accessibility and user experience specialists David Swallow and David Sloan will make the argument that a focus on the needs of people with disabilities can help digital marketers deliver better user experiences for everyone. We'll define key concepts of usability, accessibility, and inclusive design and provide practical tips that everyone involved in digital marketing can apply in their work to make their digital experiences more accessible and usable:
13) National Federation of the Blind of Maryland 2022 Annual Convention
November 11th 2022 to November 14th 2022 | Get ready for a weekend of fun and fellowship. Come and be part of celebrating our accomplishments and planning for the future! Place: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204. Meet our keynote speaker and National Representative, Donald Porterfield, President of the NFB of Arizona, Board Member of the NFB, and a criminal prosecutor. Explore opportunities through special workshops for parents and teachers of blind children, blind merchants and entrepreneurs, and students. Check out our technology workshops and more. Examine new products at the exhibit hall on Friday. Help us raise expectations for ourselves and for officials who manage services for the blind:
14) Bytesize Training Tech Q and A Session
November 14th 2022 | 3PM PT, 4PM MT, 5PM CT, 6PM ET, 10PM GMT | This event is where I will be discussing the assistive technology training services that Byte Size Training Tech offers. In addition, there will be a Q and A session where participants will be able to have their questions answered:
15) Interactive Webinar: Windows Narrator: Not Just Another Voice In The Crowd | The Lighthouse For The Blind, Inc.
November 16th 2022 | 6PM PT, 7PM MT, 8PM CT, 9PM ET, 1AM GMT on 11/17 | Where: Online or via phone. Join us for a webinar about Windows Narrator! Windows Narrator is over 20 years old. There have been drastic improvements to this screen reader over the past several years, and this free screen reader is quickly becoming a recognizable voice in the crowd. Come explore some of narrators features, learn to maximize functionality, compare narrator to other leading screen readers, and ask questions during this interactive webinar from The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. Sign up via Eventbrite or reach out to Tim Paulding at (208) 771-4901 ☎ or TPaulding@LHBlind.org ✉. Meet The Hosts: Timothy Paulding is the Services and Instructional Manager at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. He has served in the blindness rehabilitation field for over ten years as a computer and assistive technology instructor and orientation and mobility specialist. He believes that people who are blind can be as independent as they want to be, given proper opportunity and training. Tim has masters degrees in Blindness and Low Vision Studies from Western Michigan University and is dual certified in orientation and mobility and vision rehabilitation therapy. Tim is a drummer and keyboard player and lives with his wife and children in Spokane Valley, Washington. Everett Elam, CATIS, is a computer and assistive technology instructor at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. Prior to serving at the Lighthouse, Everett worked for a year in St. Louis, Missouri in the k-12 arena and also created and managed a curriculum for Assistive Technology Training. He has served in a variety of roles in the blindness rehabilitation field. He is a technology enthusiast who is passionate about helping people who are blind to reach their fullest potential. Everett believes that learning should be tailored to the learner, easy to apply in real world situations, and should most definitely be fun. In his free time, Everett is an award winning fiddle player and marathon runner and lives in Spokane, Washington. Click here to register:
16) Zoom Meeting for JAWS: Getting Help & Accessing Existing Training Materials | Access Ingenuity
November 16th 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 of JAWS, including Keyboard Help, Screen Sensitive Help, etc. Additional help from the help menu includes the manual, web resources, and free training. Free training web resources include the Freedom Scientific Training YouTube channel, Free Webinars Training page, Surf's Up Training website, etc. | 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:
17) Live and Virtual Technology Fair | Carroll Center for the Blind
November 22nd 2022 | The Carroll Center for the Blind's in person Technology Fair is back! Attend exciting and informative presentations, visit with assistive technology exhibitors in breakout rooms, and find the products and services you need to live as independently as possible. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the latest products for individuals who are visually impaired. The Technology Fair is free and open to consumers, families, friends, and professionals:
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) PDF Accessibility Training for Organizations | Access Ingenuity
November 30th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT | Creating accessible PDF documents is essential for most organizations' digital accessibility process. However, organizations often struggle to get their staff trained and efficient at creating accessible PDFs and other accessible digital content. The first step is identifying document creators within the organization and the types of documents they're developing. Depending on the findings, standard and advanced PDF accessibility training may be required. Join Michael Parker from Access Ingenuity to review lessons we learned from creating digital accessibility training and how to apply them to your organization. Learning Outcomes: Understand the components of a comprehensive PDF accessibility training program. Understand the importance of creating accessible templates and using accessible color palettes. Breaking the training down into manageable chunks - from beginners to advanced users. Meeting ID: 883 8806 6414 | Passcode: 878053 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,88388066414#,,,,*878053# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose). Join Zoom Meeting:
20) 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!
21) 2022 Sight Tech Global — Shaping New Technologies to Create a More Accessible World for People with Blindness and Visual Impairments
December 7th 2022 and December 8th 2022 | Sponsored by Google, APH, Amazon, Humanware, Microsoft, Fable, LinkedIn, and Waymo, Sight Tech Global is the first global, virtual conference dedicated to fostering discussion among technology pioneers on how rapid advances in AI and related technologies will fundamentally alter the landscape of assistive technology and accessibility. Register for free:
22) 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:
23) 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:
24) Training Course: Catching Up with JAWS Chapter 4 for JAWS 2022 and 2023 | Hartgen Consultancy
December 14th 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 6PM GMT | Catching Up with JAWS is priced £35 which is approximately 40 American dollars. Now is your chance to get some high quality training on some of the latest features within the screen-reader JAWS for Windows which have been introduced over the past two years. This follows on from our previous popular training courses on this subject. These training courses are still popular and people are purchasing the older volumes in the series even today:
25) 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:
26) 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:
27) 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:
28) 2023 3rd Annual Axe-Con | Building Accessible Experiences | The World's Largest Digital Accessibility Conference
March 15th 2022 and March 16th 2023 | Deque Systems, the trusted leader in digital accessibility, has announced the third annual axe-con conference will return on March 15-16th, 2023. With the success of axe-con over the past two years, Deque will continue to host the conference as a free virtual event again next year. Axe-con is an open and inclusive digital accessibility conference that welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels to a new kind of accessibility conference focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences. Keynotes at this year's conference include Molly Burke, speaker, digital creator, author, and advocate; and Gene Kim, a multiple award-winning CTO, researcher, and author:
29) 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:
30) 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:
31) 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:
1) Top Tech Tidbits Blind And Visually Impaired App Directory
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➜ GuideLights and Gadgets To Present At Let's Go Shopping Event To Take Place on November 4th and 5th 2022
The Let's Go Shopping 7 event is being held this Friday and Saturday and both Kae and Barry are doing separate hour long segments. GuideLights will be presenting on Friday at 1 PM Pacific (4 PM Eastern) and GuideLight Dogs at 8 AM Pacific (11 AM Eastern) on Saturday. For the schedule and zoom information, along with other announcements, send a blank email to: email@example.com ✉ to be added to the announcement list. The zoom info is as follows: Meeting ID: 886 0188 4692 | Passcode: 509750 | One tap mobile: +166990068331,88601884692#,,,,*509750# US (San Jose) | +171935945801,88601884692#,,,,*509750# US | We plan specials on leather, electronic, and dog products!
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 ✆
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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 ☎.
➜ 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
Website: https://blindtechshow.com/ 🌐
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:
Sponsor Since: August 4th 2022
Website: https://aira.io/ 🌐
Plans and Pricing: https://aira.io/pricing/
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.
Sponsor Since: June 30th 2022
Website: http://www.braillebookstore.com/ 🌐
Phone (Toll Free): (800) 987-1231 ☎
Fax (Toll Free): (800) 985-1231 ░
Email: Sales@BrailleBookstore.com ✉
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
Website: https://fablepathways.com/ 🌐
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:
Sponsor Since: December 23rd 2021
Email: email@example.com ✉
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:
Sponsor Since: September 30th 2021
Website: https://hims-inc.com/ 🌐
Shop All Products: https://hims-inc.com/shop-all-products/ 🛒
Phone: (512) 837-2000 ☎
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
Mall Directory of Stores: https://www.blindmicemegamall.com/bmm/shop/Directory 🛒
Join The Today's Cheese Newsletter: Join the Today's Cheese newsletter to get Members' Only sales & Unadvertised Specials from the merchants at Blind Mice Mega Mall. You can save money with these unadvertised specials! Send an email to: TodaysCheese+Subscribe@Groups.io ✉
Blind Mice Swap Shop: Sell, Swap, and Buy. The Mice receive calls 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/ 🌐
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.
➜ 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:
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 🎥
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