Victor Stream is My Friend

Victor Stream is My Friend Training

Victor Reader Stream is one of the lowest-priced, smallest, smartest, and simplest handheld digital talking book reader. I have been listening to Talking Books from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) since I was 6 years old, first on a gigantic record player that played huge records, then on cassettes,…

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New England Low Vision and Blindness Webinar & Training Series

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

New England Low Vision and Blindness, in conjunction with our business partners, are pleased to offer the following webinars and training:   Coding—It’s not just for geeks When: May 13, 2022, 11:30 (EST) What: Panel discussion at the 2022 APH Coding Symposium Learning how to code with products like the HumanWare BrailleNote Touch Plus to the…

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Job Opening: Assistive Technology Specialist

Job Opening: Assistive Technology Specialist Announcements News Open Positions Training

New England Low Vision and Blindness (NELVB) is growing and looking to hire an Assistive Technology Specialist. We have openings for full-time, part-time and contract. Our Low Vision Technology Rehabilitation team works together to cross-train and share the latest innovations in low vision and blindness technology with educators, students, consumers, veterans, and state and federal government…

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Tools for the Blind – Cubarithm Board

Tools for the Blind - Cubarithm Board Training

In my previous blog entry, I talked about the abacus, which is not really a low vision or blindness technology, but more of an old-school calculating tool. I promised to put it into its proper perspective by comparing it with another tool used by people who are blind, the “Cubarithm board”, also known as a…

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Using an abacus if you are visually impaired

Using an abacus if you are visually impaired Training

I was taught to use the abacus at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children in the late 1960’s, and I still use it occasionally, just to keep in practice. Last Saturday evening, my wife Lee was beating me at Scrabble, and I was keeping score with my old “beady buddy”, as my teacher used…

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What’s irritating about Windows 11 for someone who is visually impaired

What's irritating about Windows 11 for someone who is visually impaired Training

As a JAWS user, I’ve found a couple of very irritating things about Windows 11. On the taskbar, you can no longer use first-letter navigation to find a specific item. I decided to switch my default browser from Edge to Chrome the other day, and I have yet to figure out how to do it.…

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A Deep Dive into Patent-Pending Features of the New RUBY 10

A Deep Dive into Patent-Pending Features of the New RUBY 10 Training

This webinar has already taken place. Please visit New England Low Vision and Blindness Webinar & Training Series – New England Low Vision (nelowvision.com) for an up-to-date list of webinars and access previous webinars. Join us on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at noon or 3 PM Eastern Time via Zoom, as we take a more…

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How to Use the Magnifier in Windows 11 PC

How to Use the Magnifier in Windows 11 PC Training

  The Magnifier, an accessibility tool in your Windows 11 PC helps you zoom into your screen and makes things easier to see. This is a very useful tool specifically for people with low vision or people who are into editing images or often have to deal with small font texts. It is a very simple…

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Smart Home Technology Enhancements for the Visually Impaired

Smart Home Technology Enhancements for the Visually Impaired Smart Homes Training

Smart home technology can provide visually impaired homeowners, in many cases, with more convenience and added safety than a smart home can provide to homeowners that aren’t visually impaired. Smart home integrators need to understand the unique needs that visually impaired homeowners have to serve them properly. Professional smart home integrators are very good at…

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Making the Grade Program – Services for Kids with Vision Impairement

Making the Grade Program - Services for Kids with Vision Impairement Training

An important program for parents of students who are blind or visually impaired in the Boston Public Schools. Please join the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, New England College of Optometry, and Boston Public Schools on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EST for a virtual program called “Making the Grade.” Learn…

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Stephanie Abruzzo Joins the NELVB Training Team

Stephanie Abruzzo Joins the NELVB Training Team Announcements News Training

New England Low Vision and Blindness is pleased to announce that Stephanie Abruzzo has joined our Training Team as an Assistive Technology Specialist. Stephanie has been working as an Assistive Technology Specialist since 2013 and in the disability field since 2008. She is committed to supporting children and adults in meeting their goals through the…

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Carroll Center Virtual Technology Fair Thank You Incentives

Carroll Center Virtual Technology Fair Thank You Incentives Technology Training

Thank you for taking the time to stop by the New England Low Vision and Blindness (virtual) booth at the Virtual Technology Fair on November 24th, hosted by The Carroll Center for the Blind. With the overwhelming attendance, we apologize if we were not able to spend adequate time with you. As a thank you…

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