Tom Lorimer’s White Stick Website
Tom Lorimer’s White Stick Website has been set up to assist the Visually Impaired computer user to locate information and services relating to blindness. The proverbial whitestick or cane used by so many blind and partially sighted people offers assistance to whoever uses it. The tool may give a visually impaired person the confidence to go out and about by themselves. The whitestick.co.uk website is designed for ease of use and to offer guidance to any visually impaired web user to give them the ability to go out and try something new in the information technology world. You will find…
NVDA – Free Screen-Reader for Windows
The cost of adaptive technology is often a significant barrier to the training and/or employment of blind and visually impaired people. Screen-reading software makes it possible for blind people to access computers and the Internet to perform a myriad of tasks related to employment, communication, shopping, banking, finding information and much more. One such software is NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), a free screen reader for computers running on the Windows operating system. • NVDA can be installed directly on to your computer, but it has the ability to run entirely from a USB stick or other portable media. It has…
Using YouTube with a screen reader
To learn more about using YouTube with a screen-reader and discover which keyboard shortcuts are available for the site, go to https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/189278?hl=en Please note that the experience of using YouTube may not be the same with all screen readers due to inconsistency of support of technology by the various screen readers. Your experience might also depend on the platform or type of browser or version of software you are using and the ad-ons installed, etc. Remember also that changes in social awareness and technological trends could affect many factors related to on-line accessibility.
Accessible Apps for blind and VI users – Games – Blindfold Bowling
Name: Blindfold Bowling
Blindfold Bowling is a fully accessible audio game that’s similar to ten pin bowling. In Blindfold Bowling, you can play by yourself, against a variety of computer opponents, or side-by-side with another person. You throw the bowling ball by either flicking with one finger, or aiming with one finger and flicking, or setting the exact angle with your thumb and forefinger, and then flick. The faster you flick, the faster you throw the ball. You hear the ball rolling down the alley, and hitting pins. Like real bowling, you can get a strike, or a…
Hadley School for the Blind – iFocus Instructional Videos – YouTube
Hadley School for the Blind has produced a collection of instructional YouTube videos. The iFocus series currently has 45 videos with invaluable information and tips on using the vision accessibility features in iOS
The Blind Perspective … where we aim to keep you entertained and informed!
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Short Survey – ComicsEmpower.com
Comics Empower, the comic book store for the visually impaired and the blind, is all about making comics accessible. But to do that, we need to spread the word. You can assist by answering a small survey of exactly 5 questions that will really help spread the word about Comics Empower. The survey is by Survey Monkey, which creates accessible surveys. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CVN2QNP If the above link is not clickable, please paste it into your browsers address bar. Thank you so much for your time and input, and helping to reach a wider audience.
Website – Comics Empower, the comic book store for the blind and the visually impaired
Comics Empower is the online comic book shop that makes comics for the blind and the visually impaired! Have you never read a comic book before? Our First Timer’s Ultimate Guide to Comics will walk you through the experience and compare the sighted experience to yours. If you’ve loved comics before and lost the ability to read them, we give you that experience back! If you’re tired of your brother or sister or friends having to read comics to you and doing it badly, you’ve found your home. Plus: If you’re a blind or visually impaired writer. Finally you can…
Helpful Resource – Guide – Switching from JAWS to NVDA
The purpose of this guide is to assist users of JAWS (Job Access With Speech), a commercial screen reader by Freedom Scientific to switch to the open source screen reader NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) with ease. It assumes prior knowledge of JAWS and that you are proficient in it’s use. It is not intended to be a replacement of the included user guide, rather as a means to make NVDA seem less daunting.
Helpful Apps for blind and VI users – SelfieX
The app lets you take selfies with the better rear camera of the iPhone. The problem is, when you turn the screen away, you can’t see if your face is framed the way you want it to be. This app voices directions to guide your framing: right, left, up or down. When you aim the iPhone at your face at the right angle, the app automatically takes a photo. Turn your phone back to make quick edits (crop and tune brightness, contrast, saturation) and share. How it works: 1. Aim your iSight camera at yourself 2.…
tutoring Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Tutors for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a unique service which offers tutoring specially designed to insure maximal learning for the blind and visually impaired population. Our tutors are well-versed in a variety of areas including Math, English, Science, history, and more. Our tutors can work with your state agencies for the Blind. Flexible payment options are available to state agencies and individual clients.
Price: $ 1.00
This site exists as a community portal for all things to do with audiogames. Here you will find news, articles, an active community forum and a database of over 500 titles on platforms from Microsoft Windows to iOS.
Free Accessible Windows Games from Spoonbill Software
Ian Humphreys from Spoonbill Software in Australia has created the Blind Gamers Series, a range of games especially for those who are blind or with visual impairments. A list of all games with basic descriptions may be viewed by following the link to the Blind Gamers page from the main page of his site. Games are all for PCs and may be requested free via sending an e-mail from the Blind Gamers page.
A community-powered website for blind and low-vision users of Apple’s range of Mac computers, the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Apple Watch. AppleVis strives to empower the community by offering multiple pathways to access and share relevant and useful information. As a community, we seek to encourage and support people in exploring the many ways in which these mainstream products and related applications can offer opportunities to the vision-impaired for personal enrichment, independence and empowerment.
WordPress for Bad Eyes: A Beginners Guide Revised
This is the Updated version of the “A Beginners Guide”, the first in my series of Books for those wanting to set up their own WordPress website. Originally it was written for screen reader Users but as the Site Name reads, it is for people with “Bad Eyes”, that can mean Blind, Partially Sighted but does not exclude anyone who wants to learn how to set up their own Website, whether it is a personal Blog or business site. While the language is written as though you were using a screen reader it is plain enough for you to understand…
Price: $ 14.99
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Your Grandma didn’t tell lies when she raved about the aloe plant being a chemist all by itself. Why not profit from her wisdom and become an agent with Alcare? By joining us you will do much more than earning an extra income. You’ll make a difference. Our passion is to supply products and information to enrich people’s knowledge and their health. Don’t know anything about health and healthy living? Not to worry we will teach you via our training sessions. Drop us a line via the e-Mail link below and we will provide full information what to do to…
The Accessible Origami Project
If you have ever folded a paper plane, or a fortune teller, then you have done some origami. But there is so much more to origami than just these objects. You can fold almost anything from paper – a bookmark, a box, a flower or a swan … if you have the instructions. Today, various resources on origami can be found on the Internet and many books have been published on the subject. Most of these, however, present instructions in a visual format, including drawings or diagrams, animations or videos, which are, for the mmost part, difficult to follow for…
Craft Classes and E-mail List for Blind and VI Crafters
Krafters Korner is the crafters division of the NFB. If you are blind or visually impaired and like crafting, or if you would like to learn how to do arts and crafts, visit http://www.krafterskorner.org. Many different crafts are taught by blind and VI teachers in a way suitable for those who are blind or visually impaired. Crafts include loom and needle knitting, crochet, origami, safety pin beading, macrame, plastic canvas and much more. Visit the website to join the e-mail list or find out more.