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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 13, 2023 - Volume 919

The Week's News in Access Technology
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1) Top 5 Most Clicked Tidbits From Last Week

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A.) VoiceVista: Based On The Now Discontinued Microsoft Soundscape | AppleVis

VoiceVista is an essential app for the blind and low vision community. It is based on Microsoft's discontinued and open-source project Soundscape and is licensed under the MIT License. The app utilizes cutting-edge iOS audio technology and precise location services to enable people to develop a greater awareness of their surroundings. It provides comfort in unfamiliar spaces, supporting individuals in creating mental maps and making personal route choices. VoiceVista is an essential app for the blind and low vision community:
https://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/navigation/voicevista

B.) How to Save Screenshots on iPhone With Voiceover | Daniel Hawkins | Inclusive Ability Initiative, LLC

Learn how to take, organize, and save screenshots on your iPhone using Voiceover, then have it on your computer:
https://iabilityi.com/adaptivetechnology/how-to-save-screenshots-on-iphone-with-voiceover/

C.) When Should I Use GoodMaps Explore And When Should I Use GoodMaps Outdoors?

GoodMaps Explore offers accurate indoor and outdoor information and navigation for people who are blind or visually impaired. GoodMaps Outdoors is a comprehensive accessible outdoor navigation app with functionality suggested by blind users since 2012. GoodMaps Outdoors does not offer indoor navigation:
https://www.goodmaps.com/support/when-should-i-use-good-maps-explore-and-when-should-i-use-good-maps-outdoors

D.) Shortcuts, Hotkeys, Macros, Oh My: How to Remap Your Keyboard | PC Magazine

If you're looking to change key functions on your computer's keyboard in Windows or macOS, these methods can help:
https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/remap-your-keyboard

E.) How To Extract Insights From Any PDF or Video Using The ChatGPT Plug-Ins 'Chat With PDF' and 'Video Insights' | Aaron Di Blasi | Top Tech Tidbits

Publisher (Di Blasi): Would you like to be able to ask ChatGPT-style questions of the information contained in any PDF or video that you come across? Without having to actually read the PDF? Or listen to or watch the video? Well, now you can. It's not free, but if you need to consume large amounts of information on a regular basis, I think you will find them both to be incredibly killer apps. I've outlined step-by-step instructions for getting started here:
https://www.toptechtidbits.com/176.html

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7) AI Updates

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A) ChatGPT and Bard Get New AI Chatbot Rival: Anthropic Debuts Claude 2 — Here's How To Try It | July 11, 2023 | CNET

Artificial intelligence startup Anthropic is making its AI chatbot available to the public for the first time, setting up a new rival to chatbots like OpenAI's ChatGPT and Google's Bard. In a blog post Tuesday, Anthropic said the new version of its AI chatbot, Claude 2, is easier to converse with than its previous model and able to produce longer responses:
https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/chatgpt-and-bard-get-new-ai-chatbot-rival-anthropic-debuts-claude-2/#ftag=CAD590a51e

B) How Does AI Perceive People That Are Blind Or Have Low Vision? | Envision

Have you ever wondered how AI, particularly Midjourney, perceives and represents people who are blind or have low vision? Let's delve into this topic and explore how Midjourney, a generative AI tool that can convert natural language prompts into images, can assist in creating photos of this specific group:
https://www.letsenvision.com/blog/how-does-ai-perceive-people-that-are-blind-or-have-low-vision

C) MIT Unveils Revolutionary AI Tool: Enhancing Chart Interpretation and Accessibility with Adaptive, Detail-Rich Captions for Users of All Abilities

In a significant step towards enhancing accessibility and comprehension of complex charts and graphs, a team of researchers from MIT has created a groundbreaking dataset called VisText. The dataset aims to revolutionize automatic chart captioning systems by training machine-learning models to generate precise and semantically rich captions that accurately describe data trends and intricate patterns:
https://www.marktechpost.com/2023/07/01/mit-unveils-revolutionary-ai-tool-enhancing-chart-interpretation-and-accessibility-with-adaptive-detail-rich-captions-for-users-of-all-abilities/

D) OpenAI Announces Code Interpreter Will Be Available To All ChatGPT Plus Users Over The Next Week | July 6, 2023

Code Interpreter will be available to all ChatGPT Plus users over the next week. It lets ChatGPT run code, optionally with access to files you've uploaded. You can ask ChatGPT to analyze data, create charts, edit files, perform math, etc. Plus users can opt in via settings.

E) Amazon CEO Explains How The Company Will Compete In AI Race | CNBC

In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC, Jassy challenged the notion that Amazon has fallen behind in AI as Microsoft and Google add chatbots to consumer products like their search engines, likening it to the "hype cycle" before the "substance cycle:"
https://www.cnbc.com/2023/07/06/amazon-ceo-explains-how-the-company-will-compete-in-ai-race-.html

F) How Generative AI Tools Like ChatGPT Can Revolutionize Web Accessibility

Web platforms have long used AI as an automated testing tool that identifies accessibility shortcomings and ensures real-time regulatory compliance. These tools are valuable, helping companies keep their often-sprawling online ecosystems available to everyone. Generative AI changes the game by providing a more efficient and practical approach to web accessibility:
https://venturebeat.com/ai/how-generative-ai-tools-like-chatgpt-can-revolutionize-web-accessibility/

G) Redefining Boundaries: The Role Of AI In Enhancing Assistive Technology And Accessibility | Assistive Technology Blog

In a world where technology reigns supreme, there is a rising force that is transforming the landscape of accessibility and inclusivity. It's a force driven by the remarkable advancements of artificial intelligence (AI) and its integration into assistive technology. From augmenting human capabilities to breaking down barriers, AI has emerged as a game-changer, unlocking new possibilities for individuals with disabilities. In this article, we embark on a journey through the dynamic realm of AI, where we witness the fusion of technology and compassion, unleashing a wave of innovation that promises to revolutionize assistive technology and enhance accessibility like never before:
https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2023/07/artificial-intelligence-assistive-technology.html

8) Apple Updates

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A) Apple Plans a Slow, Appointment-Only Rollout of Its $3,500 Vision Pro | Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is planning a retail launch of its Vision Pro headset with appointments and in-store promotion in select US markets early next year, underscoring the niche and complex nature of the mixed-reality device:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-07-07/apple-vision-pro-headset-to-launch-in-us-stores-by-appointment

B) New Podcast About the Apple Vision Pro and Spatial Computing

Episode 1: Trying Apple Vision Pro with Chance Miller:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vision-pros/id1691900104?i=1000620172646

9) JAWS Power Tip: How To Customize Notifications With The Notification History Feature | Freedom Scientific

In JAWS 2021, we introduced a keystroke for quickly announcing the most recent notification. However, due to the sheer volume of notifications that can potentially be received on a daily basis depending on the applications in use, there was no easy way to review prior notifications you may have missed. JAWS and Fusion now allow you to display a history of recently received notifications and give you more control over which notifications you hear or whether they are displayed in braille:
https://www.toptechtidbits.com/177.html

10) Coming This Fall: Access Tech Live | From The Creators of Double Tap TV | YouTube

This Fall, the creators of Double Tap TV bring you a brand new program. Access Tech Live. As the name suggests, this one-hour weekly show will be presented live on AMI-tv and streamed across social media. This will offer the audience unprecedented access to the show, subject matter Guests and Hosts. Subscribe to this channel, hit that notification bell and get ready for a brand-new tech show that talks about things from an accessibility point-of-view.
https://doubletaponair.com/coming-this-fall-access-tech-live/

11) Windows Mail: How to Retrieve a Deleted Email | Inclusive Ability Initiative

Learn how to retrieve an deleted email in Microsoft Mail using keyboard navigation:
https://iabilityi.com/adaptivetechnology/windows-mail-how-to-retrieve-a-deleted-email/

12) How to Convert Images to Editable Text in Microsoft Word | MakeUseOf

Want to extract text from an image in Microsoft Word? Here's how to convert images into editable text within Word:
https://www.makeuseof.com/convert-image-to-text-microsoft-word/

13) The 4 Best Chrome Extensions to Send and Receive a Fax | MakeUseOf

Still need to send a fax? Rather than dusting off an old machine, you can try using these Chrome extensions to send or receive one:
https://www.makeuseof.com/fax-chrome-extensions/

14) Enhancing Inclusivity: A Guide to Google Meet's Accessibility Features and Improving User Experience | Accessibility.com

Virtual communication today has a quintessential role in fostering inclusivity and ensuring that everyone feels valued and heard. Google Meet, a popular video conferencing platform, recognizes the importance of accessibility and has implemented various features to cater to individuals with diverse abilities. In this guide, we will explore the wide range of accessibility options available in Google Meet and guide how to make the platform even more accommodating for all users. Join us as we delve into accessible communication, empowering everyone to engage and participate in meaningful conversations, regardless of their unique needs and capabilities:
https://www.accessibility.com/blog/enhancing-inclusivity-a-guide-to-google-meets-accessibility-features-and-improving-user-experience

15) For ElBraille Users: ElEdit Demonstration Recording Now Available | MP3

https://elitagroup.com/smb/?id=113708-ec3a1c9a9247cdb10c825a0c1a00c05f

16) Comparing TalkBack and Jieshuo: Strengths and Weaknesses of Two Screen Readers on Android | Kareen Kiwan | Erisilebilir Android

TalkBack and Jieshuo are the two popular screen readers available for Android. Both have their own set of strengths and weaknesses. In this article, I will try to highlight the strong and weak points of each screen reader in an objective manner.
https://erisilebilirandroid.com/comparing-talkback-and-jieshuo-strengths-and-weaknesses-of-two-screen-readers/

17) Wordvoyance: An Accessible, Multi-player Game Similar to Scrabble

Welcome to Wordvoyance by Themis Games. Wordvoyance is a multiplayer crossword-building game similar to Scrabble and Words With Friends. It has been carefully crafted to be playable by everyone, and it includes multiple accessibility features for people with blindness and other disabilities. For players with unhindered sight, the game will play exactly as you expect. You can drag and drop tiles to form words on the board and rack up points. For everyone else, the game is fully compatible with popular screen readers and can be played with a number of different input methods including keyboards, assistive technology, and even game controllers:
https://www.themisgames.com/wordvoyance/

18) Changes With Voice Dream Apps | Perkins School for the Blind

Have you heard the news? The beloved Voice Dream apps are changing! The original developer, Winston Chen has turned Voice Dream Reader over to the Applause Group, a company able to sustain Voice Dream Reader. The name has been changed to Text to Speech TTS Voice Dream. TTS Voice Dream enables you to listen to PDFs, Web pages, and books using text-to-speech:
https://www.perkins.org/resource/changes-with-voice-dream-apps/

19) Rename Worksheets in Excel | Sharon's Shortcuts

A worksheet is a collection of cells within an Excel file. Worksheets allow you to organize and manipulate different sets of data. Each Excel workbook can contain multiple worksheets. For example:
https://sharons-shortcuts.ie/rename-worksheets-in-excel/

20) For Users of Voice Dream Reader on iOS: Possible Explanation and WorkArounds For the Bug Where Continuous Reading Stops Unexpectedly | David Goldfield | Tech-VI List

If anyone who uses the iOS version of Voice Dream Reader is encountering the frustrating bug where reading with one of the purchased voices stops for no reason I have a theory about what's causing it as well as a potential fix:
https://groups.io/g/tech-vi/message/4535

21) Shazam App Can Now Identify Songs in TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and More | MacRumors

Apple has updated its Shazam music recognition app to allow it to recognize and identify songs that are playing in third-party apps like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube:
https://www.macrumors.com/2023/07/06/shazam-app-song-identification-apps/

22) 10 Myths And Facts About Android | Erisilebilir Android

The rivalry between iOS and Android users has sparked numerous debates and misconceptions. While both operating systems have their unique features, it's essential to separate fact from fiction. In this article, we'll debunk ten common myths that iOS users often believe about Android. By shedding light on these misconceptions, we aim to foster a more informed and unbiased understanding of the Android ecosystem:
https://erisilebilirandroid.com/10-myths-and-facts-about-android/

23) Sometimes Simple Works ... Really Well! Exploring The CCrane EP PRO AM FM Portable Analog DSP + Twin Coil Antenna Inside | The Swing Post

This particular adventure began about three weeks ago with an email from CCrane. “Timeless, Easy to Use with Long Range Radio Reception” the headline read. Further, the accompanying text promised: Comes with needle and dial tuning, one button for power, one button for a bright display light, and has no clock or alarm. The radio in question was the C.Crane CCRadio-EP PRO:
https://swling.com/blog/2023/07/sometimes-simple-works-really-well-exploring-the-ccrane-ep-pro/

24) New Plasma-Based Noise Canceling Tech May Silence Rooms, Planes, And Even Cars

Researchers with the EPFL Acoustic Group are looking to take noise cancelling a bit further. While it's easy to set up ANC (Active Noise Canceling) in headphones and cars to work well, setting it up at room scale can be a bit trickier, as the current way we utilize this tech still leas low-frequency sounds out. However, a new plasma-based noise-cancelling tech could help solve this issue:
https://bgr.com/science/new-plasma-based-noise-cancelling-tech-may-silence-rooms-planes-and-even-cars/

25) Access Ingenuity Summer 2023 Newsletter

https://mailchi.mp/15930618ae0b/winter-newsletter-20208960?e=90429c1885


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Closing: Ongoing | Surveys From APH

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:
https://www.aph.org/rd/get-involved/surveys/

Closing: July 31, 2023 | Survey to Improve Outreach and Communication with Transit Users with Disabilities | Ron Brooks, CEO | Accessible Avenue

I am working with an industry colleague and friend, Kristen Joyner, on a book detailing strategies that public transit agencies and transportation providers can use to improve the effectiveness and equity of their outreach and communication with people with disabilities. We are inviting you to complete this survey in order to help us better understand the ways within which individuals with disabilities engage with transit agencies and paratransit providers (referred to as “public engagement”; how agencies are doing, and how they can do better. The survey includes a total of 17 multiple choice questions and should take about ten minutes to complete. Throughout the survey, there are opportunities to make additional comments, and we invite you to do so. At the end of the survey is a section to gather optional demographic information that will help us learn more about people who complete the survey. If you choose to answer the demographic questions, you will be entered into a drawing for one of five $25 Amazon gift cards. This is in appreciation for you taking the time to provide us with your valuable insights. The survey is located at the following link, and it is designed to be accessible for people using assistive technology:
https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7399907/Transit-User-Survey


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July 8, 2023 | Blind Android Users Podcast Episode 135: Play Store Part 9 Network Preferences, Purchase Authentication And More

Our YouTube Channel crosses 975 subscribers, thanks for sharing and subscribing. Our 3rd app bonanza is on July 29, 2023. In this episode we only showcase different Android app demos. If you have any app that you like to demo, please email the recording to contactus@blindandroidusers.com 📧️. We talk about a new feature in the Manage apps and devices section where you can now sync apps on devices, and demonstrate network preferences and purchase authentication settings. Then we move to the review of the Pixel Fold. In our app of the week, we then have an overview of the Google Calendar. If you had many Android devices in the past and no longer use them, we show you how to unlink them from your Google Assistant. Stay tuned for the next episode, don't forget to share the episodes with friends and subscribe to the channel and turn on notification so that you don't miss a thing:
https://www.youtube.com/blindandroidusers/videos

July 9, 2023 | Living Blindfully Episode 238: A Comprehensive Look From A Blindness Perspective At The Powerful Drafts App For Apple Operating Systems

https://www.livingblindfully.com/episode-238a-comprehensive-look-from-a-blindness-perspective-at-the-powerful-drafts-app-for-apple-operating-systems/

July 12, 2023 | Eyes on Success Episode 2328 Accessibility of Google Android and G Suite

Google continually introduces new features in their products to make them more accessible for people with disabilities. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Jyotsna Kaki, a blind Accessibility Analyst at Google about a number of the latest G Suite and Android OS features, designed to enhance the experience for visually impaired users:
http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/show_notes_2328.htm

July 13, 2023 | Top Tech Tidbits Podcast for Thursday, July 13, 2023

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Jul 13, 2023 | BARD: A Review of Using the Victor Stream Reader | NLS BARD Support: Many Faces of BARD July Topic

4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 11PM GMT
For this session, our presenter will be Zhi Huang, our new Patron Education and Training Specialist. After the presentation, we will answer questions about the presentation or any general BARD questions:
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USLOC/bulletins/364aae3

July 20, 2023 | Navigate and Manage Windows 11 with JAWS | Freedom Scientific

9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT
Are you new to Windows 11? Looking for ways to manage applications and files more efficiently? Join us Thursday, July 20 at noon Eastern for a live webinar, "Navigate and Manage Windows 11 with JAWS." Objectives: We'll provide an overview of the Windows 11 interface, and show you how to: Access settings, create and manage folders, navigate file explorer, navigate the control panel, add/remove applications and set default applications. ACVREP Credits: ACVREP credits will be available for those who attend the live webinar. Register for Navigate and Manage Windows 11 with JAWS:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9NRZyvaNTnqDAXPQo7WqxA#/registration

July 25, 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 12AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

July 25, 2023 | U.S. Access Board Town Hall Meeting in Baltimore

10:30PM PT, 11:30PM MT, 12:30PM CT, 1:30PM ET, 5:30PM GMT
The U.S. Access Board will hold a public town hall meeting at the national headquarters of the National Federation of the Blind in Baltimore, Maryland. Presidentially appointed Access Board members and representatives from other federal member agencies will be present to hear from the local community about the state of accessibility in Baltimore and the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area. Following the town hall meeting, there will be a reception and networking opportunity from 3:30 — 4:30 (ET), sponsored by the Maryland Department of Disabilities. The town hall meeting and reception are open to all members of the public. Please register for in-person attendance by July 1, 2023. To register, send an email to events@access-board.gov 📧️ with your name and organization. The Access Board invites in-person oral comments on accessibility. Registrants who wish to make in-person oral comments must indicate their request to speak when emailing events@access-board.gov. Public commenters will be allotted two minutes to make their comments

July 25, 2023 | Accessible Consumer Products and Services for Europe: Countdown to EAA 2025 | TPGi

7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT
Presenter: Mitchell Evan, Senior Accessibility Engineer. In June 2025, Europe will begin enforcing new digital accessibility regulations for consumer products and services. In this webinar, you'll learn how you can meet your customers' diverse needs while fulfilling the requirements of the European Accessibility Act (EAA):
https://www.tpgi.com/webinar-july-25-at-10pm-et-accessible-consumer-products-and-services-for-europe-countdown-to-eaa-2025/

July 26, 2023 | Navigating the Future of Work: Exploring Remote and In-Person Options for the Blind Community Webinar | Clusiv

10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT
The modern workforce is evolving and we want to help you understand remote versus in-person work, how to navigate the differences, and how to figure out what is right for you in your career journey as someone who is blind or visually impaired. Come ready to gain skills, insights and engage in conversations with presenters that have lived experience in helping others with this topic! Click the link to register, get the Zoom link, and even if you can't make it registrants will receive an email with the recording after the presentation:
https://bit.ly/44EkH9t

July 27, 2023 | International Ally User Group Meeting

7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 2PM GMT
Join us in the July meeting of the International Ally User Group. We'll find out how one university is working with students to correct video captions. We'll also learn how three institutions took part in "Fix your content day" and learn their strategies for encouraging staff participation. Join us on Thursday 27 July 2023 at 07:00 PDT / 10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST/ 16:00 CEST / 17:00 TRT / 18:00 GST. Session synopses: Students as video caption editors. David Morgan, Digital Education Developer, University of Bristol In this session, David will discuss some of the evolving strategies used to develop The University of Bristol's captioning service, to get closer to meeting accessibility regulations. He will reflect upon his experiences of employing both undergraduate and postgraduate student caption editors and compare them with a professional caption editing service. Fix Your Content Day — Updates from the Winners In this session, the winners from the Ally Fix Your Content Day (FYCD) event will share the approaches their institutions took to this event. They will explain how they support FYCD, encouraged their faculty to participate and reflect on their success. Coastal Pines Technical College. Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Ogeechee Technical College. Find sign-up and joining details on the Ally Community site:
https://usergroup.ally.ac/content/perma?id=59789

July 27, 2023 | Understand, Test, Solve: Responsive Design | TPGi

9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 4PM GMT
Presenter: Aaron Farber, Senior Accessibility Platform Consultant. TPGi's Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) platform empowers teams to solve common accessibility issues while growing their understanding over time. The monthly “Understand, Test, and Solve” webinar series covers fundamental concepts in accessibility. Attendees learn how to address the set of WCAG Success Criteria for each concept. Over the course of this series, teams achieve full WCAG coverage in their testing. So far, we've covered: Keyboard and Focus. Color Contrast. Page Structure and Navigation. Semantics. ARIA. The final webinar in this series covers responsive design — a design approach to make websites and apps responsive to user preferences and device capabilities. This webinar explains how accessibility guidelines are more about supporting people with low-vision and color-blindness to apply their own formatting to a site and less about supporting mobile devices. Each attendee gains a clear understanding of what issues in responsive design constitute a WCAG failure. The objective is to clear up confusion about page magnification, text magnification, and pinch-to-zoom. This session is 30 minutes. Stay after the call for our 30-minute Q&A:
https://www.tpgi.com/webinar-july-27-at-12pm-et-understand-test-solve-responsive-design/

August 14, 2023 through August 18, 2023 | 22nd Audio Description Institute | Audio Description Associates, LLC | Audio Description Project of the American Council of the Blind

10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 5PM GMT
The American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project announces its twenty-second Audio Description Institute, August 14-18, 2023 (Monday through Friday) from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern each day. All Virtual. Audio Description (AD) makes visual images accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative, media describers convey the visual image from television and film that is not fully accessible to a significant segment of the population (more than 32 million Americans experience significant vision loss). The interactive sessions are designed to provide immediate feedback and "give and take," allowing for adaptation according to a sense of participants' grasp of the material. In addition, experienced users of description are a part of the Institute's faculty, providing an important perspective throughout the sessions:
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August 22, 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 12AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

September 21, 2023 | Inclusive Design 24

Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) is a free 24-hour online event for the global community. It celebrates inclusive design and shares knowledge and ideas from analogue to digital, from design to development, from planners to practitioners, and everything and everyone in between:
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September 26, 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 12AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

October 24, 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 12AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

November 6, 2023 through November 10, 2023 | Accessing Higher Ground | Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)

Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference. Hilton Denver City Center, Denver, Colorado:
https://accessinghigherground.org/

November 28, 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 11PM GMT
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

December 26, 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 11PM GMT
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out


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Sponsor Since: December 29th 2022 Calendar icon.

Website: https://lhblind.org/ 🌐

Phone: (800) 914-7307

Fax: (206) 329-3397

Contact Us: https://lhblind.org/contact-us/

About: The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit social enterprise providing employment, support, and training opportunities for people who are blind, deafblind, and blind with other disabilities. The Lighthouse has provided employment and support to people who are blind in our community since 1918.

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is a successful manufacturing organization with over 60 years of experience in precision machining. We produce an array of machined parts and plastic injection molding for various aerospace manufacturers, as well as a host of office products and hydration equipment sold to the Federal Government and the U.S. Military. We also own and operate stores on military bases along the West Coast. Our products and services include:

Manufacturing: We are a successful manufacturing organization committed to making jobs accessible to individuals who are blind. Our manufacturing operations center on making quality products for the Federal Government under the AbilityOne Program and producing parts for aerospace manufacturers.

Managed Services: The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. offers a variety of services to our commercial, federal, and military customers. These include Contract Management Support (CMS) services for government contracting offices.

Base Supply Centers: We operate 12 AbilityOne Base Supply Centers (BSCs) that offer easy customer access to Lighthouse products, direct feedback and communication with customers, and employment opportunities for individuals who are blind in geographic areas not served by larger nonprofit agencies.



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➜ Classified Advertisement: HURRY — Stock Up on WayTags Before Prices Increase on June 1!

WayAround is the best way to label things if you're blind or have low vision. You just need the free mobile app and some WayTags® to label items in the kitchen, garden, closet, office & more. Prices on WayTags will increase on June 1, so stock up today on your favorite tags.
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About: 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.

All the information you want with just a tap of your phone. No more waiting around to ask someone. You need just two things to get started: The free mobile app for iOS or Android and some of our smart WayTags®.

Accessible labels for the blind, deafblind, and anyone with vision loss. Your biggest problem isn't poor eyesight. It's that so much of the information in the world is visual. But you shouldn't have to wait around for someone else to get the information you need. Or carry around a bulky, outdated device. There is a better way to get accurate and complete information every time. So you can reduce stress and gain independence.

Download The App (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wayaround-tag-and-scan/id1294361140?mt=8

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Sponsor Since: August 4th 2022 Calendar icon.

Website: https://aira.io/ 🌐

Download the App: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

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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.
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➜ Classified Advertisement: Learn Management Skills For Free. Get The Job You Want.

Everyone deserves equal access to the internet which is why Fable works with people with disabilities who use assistive technologies like switch controls to improve the accessibility of websites and apps. Fable Pathways, a free, accessible, and on-demand skill-building program, is an extension of Fable's mission. Fable Pathways provides new opportunities for people with disabilities to gain the skills they need, from experts like Judy Heumann and Kelly Ford, to contribute to improving digital accessibility.
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Sponsor Since: June 30th 2022 Calendar icon.

Website: https://fablepathways.com/ 🌐

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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.

Opportunities:

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/.



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➜ Classified Advertisement: 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:
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Sponsor Since: June 9th 2022 Calendar icon.

Website: https://clusiv.io/ 🌐

About: As there are many challenges people in the blind community face in employment and education, Clusiv has built the world's first e-learning platform designed for the blind to provide the training, tools, and resources needed to remove barriers to the modern workforce. Our courses teach you occupational and technology skills you need towards employment. Plus, we are working to connect our graduates to internship and job opportunities. Our courses are remote, self-paced, and we provide support throughout your whole journey through our student success team, and even provide lifetime access to our courses so you can keep up to date as technology evolves. You can request Clusiv training through your vocational rehabilitation counselor and fill out the form in the link below on our website. If you are a counselor wanting to learn more about Clusiv for your clients, or an employer looking to hire Clusiv graduates, click the respective link below and fill out a form to get more info.

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Double Tap is the show where blind people talk tech! If you're blind or partially sighted and have an interest in technology, this is the show for you. Everyone is welcome no matter how old you are or how much or how little experience you have with technology. Each week the team will help you better understand how technology can help your everyday life, even if you have little or no sight. Join the conversation and add your voice to the show either by calling in, sending an email or leaving us a voicemail! Email: feedback@doubletap.online 📧️. Phone: +1 (844) 971-1999
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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.



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



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➜ Classified Advertisement: 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:
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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.



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With Pneuma Solutions back in action at summer conventions, it is time once again for some unbeatable deals! And you're going to love this one... 25% off anything! That's right, anything! With the only exception being Sero due to its separate purchase process, anything available for purchase in our store via Stripe is 25% off for the month of July! RIM Personal for your machine at home? $74.25! Need to scale up? No problem, your 25% will be applied to the new price! Missed out on the Community Support discount? Never fear, you can still slash $37.25 off the $149 price, making the price $111.75! Scribe scans, credits and subscriptions are also covered. And the best part? You don't even have to pick which item to use it on! Purchase as many items as you need, and use this code on all of them! From now until July 31, you can spend 25% less and receive 100% of Pneuma's best in accessible remote desktop and document remediation! Use code show2023 for 25% off anything in our store til 07/31!
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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.



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➜ Classified Advertisement: 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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Sponsor Since: April 15th 2021 Calendar icon.

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

Email: info@vispero.com 📧️

Phone: (800) 444-4443

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



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

The wait is over! A redefined family of Brailliant refreshable Braille displays has arrived! The NEW Brailliant BI X Series will help you stay connected, download books from many participating online libraries and share information easily with your peers. You will enjoy the intuitive, seamless user experience of KeySoft Lite, the HumanWare flagship accessibility suite designed to make you more productive. Including the Brailliant BI 40X and the Brailliant BI 20X, this is the Brailliant idea you need!
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Sponsor Since: February 4th 2021 Calendar icon.

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Phone (Asia): +61 2 9686 2600
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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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➜ Classified Advertisement: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Adaptations Online Store Featured Products

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

Sponsor Since: October 1, 2020 Calendar icon.

Website: https://adaptations.org/ 🌐

Toll Free: (888) 400-8933

Local: (415) 694-7301

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



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➜ Classified Advertisement: July Convention Specials

New Watches! Announcing our partnership with Auguste Reymond of Switzerland, maker of the best Braille watches in the world. Their prestige line for both ladies and men, in gold and silver, have CZs as Braille dots, with 4 o'clock stem openings. GRAB BAGS. We have collected a lot of useful items that for one reason or another were never sold or are the last remaining from a popular item. We have $25 $50 and $100 bags, Each will have at least 4 items with twice the bag retail value. Our 60 inch locking titanium telescopic cane is on sale for $60. we also now can supply ball and teardrop rolling tips. We have new custom leather cases at a fraction of the cost of competitors for the Stream 3, Stream 2, SensePlayer, and the Blind shell phone. Purchase an Orbit Braille display and get one of our leather cases for free. If you are at ACB, come visit Barry and Lisa at Booths 25 and 26.

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Sponsor Since: June 25th 2020 Calendar icon.

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

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

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



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➜ Classified Advertisement: Pluggable USB-C 7-in-1 Hub

If you're like me, you probably have more things to plug into your computer than available ports. That's why we've now added the Pluggable USB-C 7-in-1 Hub. Plug it into your laptop and you will get 3 USB ports, SD and Micro SD card slots, a USBC charging port, and an HDMI video port. It's available now for just $29.95:
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Sponsor Since: June 11th 2020 Calendar icon.

Website: https://www.atguys.com/ 🌐

Phone: (269) 216-4798

Email: support@atguys.com 📧️

Skype: atguys ✆

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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 ☎.



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➜ Classified Advertisement: Every Traffic Light Accessible With The OKO Application

AYES is happy to announce the launch of our new application OKO. OKO uses artificial intelligence and the back camera to recognize the pedestrian traffic light and inform the user of the walk, don't walk and the countdown state. We bring this state back to the user with three types of feedback, visual overlay, vibrations and audio feedback.

The application does not rely on any adaptations to the traffic light and runs locally on the smartphone, this means that it works at every intersection.

We always recommend to hold the phone at chest level with the camera pointing towards the direction that you want to cross. You can then rotate your chest between 10 to 15 degrees to locate the pedestrian traffic light. The moment we see that light the software immediately reacts. This helps to orient in the right direction and also stops you from veering off into traffic because the moment you veer off the feedback stops, you reorient and receive feedback to continue in the right direction.

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Sponsor Since: March 16th 2023 Calendar icon.

Website: https://ayes.ai/ 🌐

App: Download the OKO App from the Apple App Store here.

Email: hello@ayes.ai 📧️

About: AYES was founded by three experienced AI engineers that are defining autonomous navigation for blind and visually impaired people.

AYES.ai is the creator of the OKO App.

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Simply point the back camera of the phone towards the intersection that you want to cross and the OKO application will instantly detect the traffic light and inform the user through audio and haptic feedback.

The OKO application can provide multiple services for your company, city or your country, all independent of physical infrastructure. This can increase your accessibility to 100%, overnight. OKO provides an accessible traffic light at every intersection. And, best of all, all OKO data is completely anonymized, ensuring your personal privacy at all times.

The OKO app is fully independent from infrastructure and does not require a Wi-Fi or Cellular connection to operate at full capacity. The algorithm runs locally on your device, meaning that it works consistently and reliably every single time. The application has been trained on more than 150,000 images and continues to improve. Download the app today.



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Hi, Tidbits readers, my name's Ben Moxey and I'm based in Newcastle, Australia. I'm really happy to be part of the Tidbits Team and look forward to supporting this valuable publication.

A bit about me and how I came to work in the BVI area. I grew up with very low vision in one eye due to retinal issues and relied on magnification and speech throughout school. They also tried to teach me Braille, but let's just say that I wasn't the best student! I was determined to use my remaining vision, no matter how impractical it was becoming.

When I was 20, the other retina came off and I've now been totally blind for about 21 years. This is when my love for assistive technology, and technology in general, really kicked in. I'll be honest, I was a bit of a computer nerd anyway, but I could quickly see how technology was my key to enhanced independence and lifestyle. I embraced screen readers, early smart phones and mobility aids. I even finally realised the huge value of Braille and finished off the course, though I'm still pretty slow!

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David lost his sight when he was 8 years old and had to learn Braille. Since then, he completed high school, went to Sydney University receiving a Social Work degree, spent 4 years drug and alcohol counselling, and then moved into his current job.

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