Doug’s …did you know… Favorite feature of ZoomText Doug's Did You Know

Do you want to know one of my most favorite features of ZoomText? “Route Pointer over the Active Control” What does it do? It automatically moves the pointer to menu items and dialog controls when they receive focus. Why is this important? When you are using ZoomText and magnification is turned on, the entire screen…

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19 New Accessibility Features in iOS 14 That Everyone Can Take Advantage Of Resources Technology

According to the CDC, one in four U.S. adults has a disability, where limitations can involve vision, cognitive function, hearing, motor skills, and more. That’s why the iPhone has accessibility features; so that everyone can use an iPhone, not just those without any impairments. And iOS 14 has only made the iPhone even more accessible, with tools that even…

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The Present and Future State of Telemedicine Resources Telemedicine

In a world where we are asked to stay in our homes, life is being lived online. We work virtually, we learn virtually, we stay connected to family and friends virtually, and yes, we even go to the doctor virtually. The shift to remote healthcare is necessary in the midst of stay-at-home orders, but it…

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Repository of Pandemic Stimulus Funding Options for Students Resources

Many Educators and State Agency Representatives have asked us about available grants and funding options available for students who have been impacted by COVID-19. (If you know of other stimulus funding resources that are not included, please send us an email at info@nelowvision.com.) Federal Grant Programs: (Remember to word search on “technology”, “disabilities”, etc. to…

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New England Low Vision & Blindness Gift Card Care Technology Top Choices Training

Give a Boost to Local Businesses  — Continue buying gift cards. For many small businesses, positive cash flow is the primary factor in whether they survive this economic downturn. Buying gift cards is a great way to get them the cash they need now, while still providing value for yourself down the road. Even better,…

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4 Amazon Echo settings that make Alexa easier to talk to Smart Homes

In this post, we will show you some simple settings that can help make your frustration with Alexa vanish. You ask Alexa to perform dozens of tasks throughout the day, from turning on the lights to playing music on your Amazon Echo speaker. But did you know you can change the way Alexa communicates with you, too? We’ll…

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6 Amazon Echo settings you won't regret changing Smart Homes

Whether you’ve had your Amazon Echo for days, months or years, you’ll want to update these settings right now. When I unboxed my Amazon Echo for the first time last year, I was excited to see how music sounded on the speaker, control my Ecobee thermostat hands-free and turn on the TV without a remote. However, it wasn’t until…

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3 irritating Amazon Echo pet peeves and how to fix them Smart Homes

Alexa isn’t perfect, but you can help improve it by changing these settings. Since the day I started using an Amazon Echo, I’ve found it convenient for many things — it turns on my TV when I’m too lazy to search for the remote that’s buried in my couch and it controls my Ecobee thermostat when I’m away. However, there…

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4 top Amazon Echo features to perfect and improve now Smart Homes

Customize these key features to make Alexa work harder and smarter for you. You didn’t just buy an Amazon Echo speaker to ask about the weather or play games all day. You bought it to help make your life easier — and there’s no better way to do that than to make sure you’ve customized its features to better…

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Top 10 Technology Resources To Help Get You Thru Isolation Technology Top Choices

Resources To Help During Pandemic and Isolation Our suggested technology resources are designed to help anyone that is visually impaired while they are in quarantine and not able to have visitors or leave their home.  The ideas below are selected because they can be directly shipped to the client and do not require human contact…

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5 surprising music hacks for your Amazon Echo you need to try Smart Homes

If you haven’t been using these Amazon Music features, you need to now. You’ve been using your Amazon Echo to play your favorite songs and playlists. But there are so many more music requests you can give to Alexa when listening to Amazon Music on your smart speaker. For example, you can ask Alexa to…

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4 ways to fix Alexa's problem communications skills on your Amazon Echo Smart Homes

In this article, we show you some simple settings that can help make your frustration with Alexa vanish. You ask Alexa to perform many tasks throughout the day, from turning on the lights to playing music on your Amazon Echo speaker. But did you know you can change the way Alexa communicates with you, too?…

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