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By Andrew Leibs

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Smartphone and Service for The Blind & Visually Impaired Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Project  RAY and Odin Mobile offer America’s first accessible smartphone and full cell coverage designed specifically for persons who are blind or visually impaired.
    • LD Resources Foundation Awards Assistive Devices to College Students in Need Created: Saturday, March 09, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      The LD Resources Foundation provides testing, mentoring, and an assistive technology awards program to help students with learning disabilities who demonstrate financial need to enter and to succeed in college.
    • En-Vision America's ScripTalk Reads Prescription Information Aloud Created: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      The following review looks at En-Vision America's ScripTalk Station Reader, a device that reads aloud prescription information on pill bottles using radio-frequency identification and text-to-speech. ScripTalk is designed for people who have difficulty reading pill bottles, including seniors, and persons who are blind or visually impaired.
    • Central Access Reader (CAR) Free Screen Reader for Math Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Central Access Reader (CAR) is a free text-to-speech program that recognizes mathematical notations & symbols that most screen readers don't support.
    • LightAide Helps Children with Special Needs Learn Reading & Math Created: Saturday, September 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      LightAide displays programmable, multi-colored LED lights to teach preparatory math and reading skills to young children with low vision.
    • Eazy Reader Deluxe is Low-Vision CCTV Solution Created: Friday, November 25, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Eazy Reader Deluxe is low-vision reading aid, a digital camera that displays magnified images on a TV or LCD monitor.
    • soundAMP App Turns iOS Device into High-Quality Hearing Solution Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The soundAMP app sends amplified sound from an iOS device's built-in mic through a listener’s earbuds to create a high-quality hearing solution.
    • Computer Resource List for Blind & Visually Impaired Created: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The most popular computer access solutions used by the blind and visually impaired, including screen readers, OCR products, screen magnifiers, and others." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • Turn iPad 3 into CCTV with EyeSight App Created: Friday, May 11, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      EyeSight from SightTech is a mobile app that turns any Apple iOS device into a portable electronic magnifier for blind and visually impaired users.
    • iOS Reference Guides from National Braille Press Created: Sunday, April 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      National Braille Press offers many accessible reference guides and tutorials on iOS technology for persons who are blind or visually impaired.
    • 22 Useful Apps for Blind iPhone Users Created: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      This National Braille Press booklet profiles 22 mobile apps especially useful to blind and visually impaired iPhone users.
    • Low-Cost Mechanical Brailler for Blind Students Created: Friday, April 04, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Praveen Gorakavi, an Indian inventor, has created a low-cost mechanical braillewriter to promote literacy among blind people in developing nations.
    • My First Year as an Assistive Technology Specialist Created: Monday, April 22, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Alyssa Marinaccio recounts her first year as an Assistive Technology Specialist in the Office of Disability Services at Keene State College, including creation of an online resource for low-cost accessibility apps and an alternative text station.
    • Ola Mundo Messenger AAC App for Nonverbal & Autistic Children Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Ola Mundo Messenger is a remote (AAC) app designed to help autistic and nonverbal children communicate with family members, teachers, and friends.
    • Texthelp Study Skills Highlighter Tools Created: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Texthelp’s Study Skills Highlighter Tools enable students to highlight and group key facts and collect words to look up during research.
    • National Braille Press Updates Guide for Blind iPhone Users Created: Friday, March 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Getting Started with the iPhone & iOS 7 (National Braille Press) guides blind and low-vision individuals on iPhone orientation, navigation, and use.
    • Lime Lighter Music-Reading Solution for People with Low Vision Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      Dancing Dots Lime Lighter is a low-vision aid consisting of software, a PC monitor, and foot pedal that enables users to magnify and mark sheet music.
    • Dragon Dictate 4 Voice Recognition Adds Transcription Capabilities Created: Friday, March 14, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014
      Dragon Dictate for Mac 4 voice recognition software now enables the automatic transcription of spoken content from prerecorded audio files.
    • Music Zoom iPad App Lets Low Vision Users Scroll Enlarged Sheet Music Created: Saturday, March 08, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014
      Music Zoom is an iPad app that integrates with a foot switch to let visually impaired musicians scroll through enlarged sheet music as they play.
    • Merlin ultra Desktop Video Magnifier Created: Friday, March 07, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014
      Enhanced Vision’s Merlin ultra is a high-definition video magnifier that makes text and images easier to see for persons who are visually impaired.
    • GW Mirco Lex Air Accessible Reading Station Created: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
      GW Micro’s Lex Air is a portable camera system that attaches to a computer and uses Lex literacy software to make text more accessible.
    • Top iPhone Apps for the Blind & Visually Impaired Created: Thursday, May 26, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014
      Here are some of the top iPhone apps for blind users which, along with VoiceOver, make iOS devices accessible to persons who are visually impaired.
    • Window-Eyes Screen Reader Makes PC Programs Accessible to Blind Users Created: Sunday, March 02, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014
      Window-Eyes is GW Micro’s screen reader that converts commands into synthetic speech to make Windows applications more accessible to blind PC users.
    • Windows On-Screen Keyboard Provides Alternative Input Option Created: Monday, June 27, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014
      Windows free On-Screen keyboard provides an alternative input method for users, especially those with mobility impairments, who are unable to use a standard keyboard.
    • AssistiveWare Augmentative Communication Apps Created: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014
      AssistiveWare develops augmentative and alternative (AAC) apps for iOS and OS X designed to help persons with autism and other speech disabilities.
    • En-Vision America Products Help Blind People Scan Barcodes, Read Prescriptions Created: Thursday, June 16, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014
      This is a profile of En-Vision America, Inc., which makes assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired. The company is based in Normal, Illinois.
    • Adaptivation Products Help Kids with Special Needs to Communicate Created: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014
      Adaptivation makes electronic aids, environmental controls, switches, and other assistive devices that help persons with special needs to communicate.
    • i.d. mate Quest Portable Talking Bar Code Scanner Created: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
      i.d. mate Quest is a portable talking bar code scanner that uses text-to-speech to make UPC data more accessible to persons with visual impairments.
    • Teach Braille Online Using BERT Created: Monday, February 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014
      BERT (Braille Education Remote Tool) is an interactive, cloud-based system for teaching braille over the Internet using the Cosmo Braille Writer.
    • Braille Institute's ViA Aggregates All iOS Apps for Visually Impaired Created: Saturday, February 15, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014
      ViA is an iOS app from the Braille Institute that aggregates information and reviews on apps designed for users who are blind or visually impaired.
    • Get the Picture! Viewing the World with the iPhone Camera Created: Friday, February 14, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014
      Get the Picture: Viewing the World With the iPhone Camera is a National Braille Press photography guide for blind or visually impaired iOS users.
    • EBrailler Cosmo Braille Writer Created: Monday, January 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
      Cosmo is a quiet, easy to use braille writer (typewriter), embosser, and -- when using Duxbury Systems Braille Translator -- a computer input device.

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