New Lists and Groups for Blind and Visually Impaired People Worldwide

Please find information below if you would like to join some new groups and lists of interest to blind and visually impaired users.
If the mail addresses do not show up as links, please copy and paste them into your email program.

List for blind penpals:
to subscribe, send a blank email to:
blind-penpals+subscribe@groups.io

List for blind singles:
to subscribe, send a blank email to:
blind-singles+subscribe@groups.io

For Facebook lists, you can look them up by searching for the following terms:
“blind penpals”
“group for visually impaired singles”
“jobs for the blind”
“blind international travelers”
“give and get blindness items”
“blind teachers”
“group for blind Christians”

For any further information, please contact Adrijana Prokopenko at
adrijana.prokopenko@gmail.com

3D-printed ultrasound lets blind woman ‘see’ her unborn baby

3D printing has been around for a while and it would seem that the technology has been used in some interesting and innovative ways.
For more information, go to
3d-printed-ultrasound-lets-blind-woman-see-her-unborn-baby
I am wondering if there may be some other uses for 3D printing that could be of help to blind and visually impaired people …

Shared Article – How to use your iPhone EarPods like a pro

I found the information shared in this article from IDownloadBlog.com not only informative, but I sure learnt a few things I’d love to try out soon.
Here is the introduction so you can decide for yourself …

“Those funky headphones that came with your iPhone—EarPods with Remote and Mic they’re called—only have 3 buttons but boy do they perform a surprising number of functions beyond volume control. And with built-in mic, your EarPods can make and receive phone calls and control media playback.
Moreover, you can use them for recording voice memos, interacting with Siri hands-free, VoIP calling in apps like Skype and more, all with a pinch of the cord. Wait, I need this article to tell me how to plug my EarPods and listen to music?
We’re not saying you’re not familiar with your EarPods. But as with other things in life, there are always new tricks to be learned. This post will hopefully help you master your EarPods like a pro.
In this article, we’ll tell you all the cool things your EarPods can do, from rich playback control and controlling Siri to switching calls on the fly, using VoiceOver and so forth. We’ll also discuss EarPods compatibility, talk about keeping your headset in pristine condition and lay out sound advice for using your headset responsibly.
Your Apple headset, or any other Bluetooth headset or headphones,can be used to listen to music, videos, audiobooks, podcasts and games. But the EarPods go much further than that.”

For the full article, go to
http://www.idownloadblog.com/2015/10/16/earpods-tips/