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Updated Articles and Resources

By Andrew Leibs

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • AccessaMed Digital Audio Prescription Label Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      The AccessaMed Digital Audio Prescription Label reads medication and dosage details aloud to persons with visual impairments, including seniors.
    • Expand Mobility & Independence with ADA Paratransit Services Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Paratransit services provide accessible, low-cost transportation to persons with disabilities in many cities that have fixed-route bus systems.
    • Top 10 Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) Apps for iPad Created: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Mobile apps for the iPad are rapidly replacing dedicated devices for alternative & augmentative communication (AAC). In many cases, the iPad makes this technology less expensive and more access...
    • Top iPhone Apps for the Blind & Visually Impaired Created: Thursday, May 26, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 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.
    • Computers for the Blind & Visually Impaired Created: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      This article on computers for blind and visually impaired students focuses on key technologies such as screen readers and screen magnification software.
    • Zoom: Apple's Built-in Screen Magnifier Created: Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Zoom is a screen magnifier Apple has built into its Mac and iOS devices that enlarges what's displayed onscreen to make products more accessible to visually impaired users.
    • What is a Smartpen? Created: Friday, June 29, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Smartpens are mini-recorders that sync spoken words with notes students write on special paper, enabling retrieval of any part of a lecture by tapping the pen’s tip on words written during class. Livescribe's Echo is among the most popular smart pens.
    • Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship Helps Students Target Tech Careers Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      The Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship funds academic or vocational programs enabling high school seniors with disabilities to pursue technology careers.
    • Why You Need To Make PDFs Accessible – And At Scale Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      In this About Assistive Technology article, Shannon Kelly of Actuate Corporation discusses why organizations must make digital content accessible to all.
    • Common Core State Standards for Blind & Visually Impaired Students Created: Monday, January 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      In this interview, blind education & assistive technology expert Tara Mason discusses how Common Core State Standards (CCSS) relate to blind students.
    • AFB Launches CareerConnect iOS App to Aid Blind Jobseekers Created: Saturday, July 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      CareerConnect is a free iOS app that lets blind & visually impaired persons access the American Foundation for the Blind’s online employment resource.
    • Download Free Windows Software to Make PC More Accessible Created: Friday, October 14, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      The University of Athens has created an online directory where persons with disabilities can download free Windows software to make their PC more accessible." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • DAISY Books Are Free, Downloadable Digital Audio Books Created: Monday, October 31, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is a set of standards for synchronizing text, audio, and navigation files to make books accessible in multiple formats.
    • Co:Writer Word Prediction Makes Essay & Creative Writing Easier Created: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Co:Writer helps learning disabled students write by predicting words and displaying choices in a window accessible through most writing applications.
    • Read&Write Gold for Mac Version 6 Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Read&Write GOLD for Mac 6 from Texthelp provides literacy support tools for Mac users who struggle with tasks associated with reading and writing.
    • Digital Audiobook Players Created: Friday, July 15, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      This gallery highlights the wide range of devices one can use to play digital audiobooks.
    • Tech Labs Make Courses Accessible to Disabled College Students Created: Friday, December 16, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Disability services organizations at schools such as the University of New Hampshire provide crucial assistive technology training and access for students with disabilities, as well as faculty and ...
    • Acrobat HD-Mini Makes Desktop CCTV Power Portable Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The Enhanced Vision acrobat HD-mini video magnifier lets low-vision users enlarge text, images, and distant objects at work, school, or at home.
    • Learning Ally Free Audio Books Online for Blind & Dyslexic Students Created: Monday, June 20, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Learning Ally is a free online audio book library where blind and learning disabled students can download DAISY files to their PC, MAC, or mobile device.
    • Pebble is a Portable Video Magnifier & Low Vision Reading Aid Created: Saturday, October 29, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Enhanced Vision’s Pebble is a portable video magnifier that enlarges from 2x to 10x and has a
    • Braille Sense U2 MINI With Perkins Keyboard & 18-Cell Display Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The Braille Sense U2 Mini (HIMS) is a compact braille device with a keyboard, braille display, and numerous communications and media file functions.
    • 5 iPad Apps for Autistic & Developmentally Disabled Children Created: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      This list features five iPad apps designed to help young people with autism and other developmental disabilities communication more effectively.
    • Windows Mouse Keys Let You Move Pointer Using Keyboard Number Pad Created: Monday, June 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Windows mouse keys enable users with limited dexterity to move the pointer by pressing keys on the keyboard’s number pad." itemprop="description">
    • Smart Reader Portable Reads Scanned Text Aloud Created: Sunday, June 22, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014
      Enhanced Vision Smart Reader is a portable OCR machine that scans printed text, reads it aloud, and can also magnify it when connected to a monitor.
    • Enlarge iPad Contacts & Calendar with Low Vision Center Created: Saturday, May 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Low Vision Center is an iPad app from MeltedSpork that provides large print and a high-contrast background for viewing one’s Calendar and Contacts.
    • Make Your Website More Accessible with sitecues Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      sitecues is an SaaS (Software as a Service) solution that lets organizations deploy reading tools and magnification to make websites more accessible.
    • iBooks Offers Print Disabled Free, Accessible Content Created: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Apple's free iBooks app gives readers with vision- and learning disabilities another option for making content accessible. The iBookstore has many classics in e-book form users can download for fre...
    • Learn to Use the Mac with VoiceOver Created: Monday, June 16, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Learn to Use the Mac with VoiceOver: A Step-by-Step Guide for Blind Users (National Braille Press) guides low-vision users transitioning from Windows.
    • Avaz AAC App Helps Autistic Children Develop Communication Skills Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      Avaz is a picture-based augmentative communication app for Android & iOS that helps nonverbal children develop language and communication skills.
    • Get Free Bookshare Membership & Instant Access to 125,000+ Audiobooks Created: Sunday, November 06, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      Bookshare offers free online books in DAISY format. Free memberships enable print disabled students to download any of the 175,000 digital audiobooks.
    • Panasonic Adds Voice Guidance to 2012 TVs Created: Monday, April 23, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
      Panasonic has added Voice Guidance to many of its 2012 plasma and LCD TVs. The company developed the text-to-speech technology with England's Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and introduced the accessible sets in the UK in April 2012.
    • ZoomText Mac Adds Reading Tools Created: Monday, June 09, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
      ZoomText Mac is screen magnification software with built-in reading tools that makes navigation and web text accessible to visually impaired users.

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