New England Low Vision and Blindness Webinar & Training Series

New England Low Vision and Blindness Webinar & Training Series Technology Tech Tips Training

New England Low Vision and Blindness, in conjunction with our business partners, we are pleased to offer the following webinars and training: Software Webinar: Hosting a Zoom Meeting with JAWS Thursday, October 20, 2022, Noon Eastern Standard Time Learn how to navigate the Zoom interface more efficiently with JAWS, plus perform important tasks such as…

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20 Cool Google Tricks to Search More Effectively

20 Cool Google Tricks to Search More Effectively Tech Tips Technology

Google is straightforward to use. You can type just about anything into the search bar and expect useful results. However, you can take control of how Google conducts its searches to increase the chances that you’ll find what you’re looking for in fewer steps and with better accuracy. Master these Google search tricks, and you’ll…

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Best smart home systems for a connected domicile

Best smart home systems for a connected domicile Smart Homes Tech Tips Technology

Best smart home systems for a connected domicile by Christopher Null, Freelance Contributor, TechHive on May 1, 2018 Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. Whether you want a generalist automation kit or a security-savvy alarm system, these DIY tools are the best of the bunch. From smart light…

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How to Use VoiceOver Image Descriptions With Your iPhone Photos

How to Use VoiceOver Image Descriptions With Your iPhone Photos Technology Tech Tips

Follow this guide to add and listen to image descriptions for photos and other images on an iPhone. Apple introduced a new feature in iOS 15 that allows users to add image descriptions to their photos that can be read by VoiceOver. VoiceOver is an important accessibility feature that allows blind and low vision users…

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Top 20 Apps For People With Low Vision – From the Carroll Center Tech Fair

Top 20 Apps For People With Low Vision - From the Carroll Center Tech Fair Tech Tips Resources Technology

At the end of 2020, the Carroll Center Virtual Technology Fair took place.  One of the many valuable pieces of information presented was the Must Have Apps of 2020, to help people with low vision.   In case you missed it….. With a seemingly endless number of apps available in the App Store, it can…

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Doug’s …did you know… Favorite feature of ZoomText

Doug’s …did you know… Favorite feature of ZoomText Technology Tech Tips

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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HumanWare Buddy App

HumanWare Buddy App News Tech Tips Technology

A New Update Has Arrived! Bring in your buddies to complete lessons with the HumanWare Buddy App! The HumanWare Buddy App helps you find your way around each HumanWare product line with its comprehensive training and resource materials, all available in one place. The HumanWare Buddy App also pushes notifications to allow you to stay…

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Having trouble reading restaurant menus?

Having trouble reading restaurant menus? Macular Degeneration Macular Degeneration Tech Tips Technology Top Choices

When my father had advanced dry AMD (also called geographic atrophy) between 2005 and 2012, going out to eat was a problem for him, and as a result, a problem for those with him. He would have my mother put his reading glasses and a lighted magnifying glass in her purse. Much of the time,…

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Michelle Perkins Recommends this Talkback Guide

Michelle Perkins Recommends this Talkback Guide Technology Education Tech Tips Training

Michelle Perkins, Senior Assistive Technology Specialist & Trainer at New England Low Vision and Blindness recommends this quick reference guide when teaching the Android in an Apple world. Michelle suggests that if you are teaching someone who is visually impaired and or using TalkBack, this young lady has some very informative YouTube Videos. Live Accessible. …

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Apple’s head of accessibility on the company’s determination to make gadgets that work for everyone

Apple’s head of accessibility on the company's determination to make gadgets that work for everyone Tech Tips Technology

How Apple ensures its tech and services work for everyone, regardless of their needs As one of the world’s premier tech companies, Apple has a whole lot of people using its products around the world. Earlier this year, CEO Tim Cook confirmed there were in fact 1.4 billion active Apple devices, including iPhones, iPods, Macs,…

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Tips and tricks to start your new year right with Alexa

Tips and tricks to start your new year right with Alexa Smart Homes Tech Tips Technology Uncategorized

After a record-breaking holiday season for Amazon Devices, we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks from someone who knows how to make your homework harder for you. Customers worldwide purchased tens of millions Amazon Devices this holiday—and they’ll be getting set up heading into 2020. Customers love their devices for features like timers, weathers, music,…

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Other Tools for Accessible Identification

Other Tools for Accessible Identification Resources Tech Tips Technology

As we mentioned in the last section of this guide, you can use both UPCs and QR codes to help with identifying consumer products and any other items you might care to tag. But what if the item is not tagged with either a UPC or QR code? Happily, there are other mobile resources you…

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