College Success @ Perkins Education Resources Top Choices Training

The transition to young adulthood can be challenging for everyone – there are higher expectations, more independence and lots of social and emotional changes to adjust to. And the stakes are even higher if you are blind or visually impaired. That’s why Perkins School for the Blind has developed programs dedicated to supporting young adults…

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BrailleNote Touch Online Training Wizard - an industry first! Training

While nothing can replace a highly qualified trainer <click here to learn about our Training Services for Schools>, sometimes you need a tip or two immediately. With this in mind, HumanWare is pleased to announce the launch of an industry first – BrailleNote Touch Online Training Wizard! The only, unique, new online training program tailored to…

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Top Productivity Apps for the Blind and Visually Impaired Tech Tips Technology Training

One of the great benefits of the iOS devices is to assist us in staying productive.  For people with vision impairment or blindness there are several apps that support our unique needs.  Below are a few of my favorites. VoiceDream reader Holy cow, if I had to pick an app for accessing enlarged print or…

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Financial Independence For Visually Impaired Tech Tips Training

Apps to help you track and manage your finances. In this week’s post, I am going to provide you with ideas and apps that will help you track and manage your finances. From talking calculators, to an app to help you identify currency, to an app to help you manage your statements and a few…

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Independent Living Apps Tech Tips Technology Training

Independent Living apps could mean several different things.  In this case we mean an app that will assist with a task or provide independence with a task.  For example, we need to know denominations of currency, so using the camera on the device along with an app that speaks what it sees. Here are my…

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iPad and iPhone Revolution Tech Tips Technology Training

The iPad/iPhone has revolutionized accessibility for individuals who are blind/visually impaired. The iPhone/iPad is one of the few universal devices that comes with access for the blind built right in. VoiceOver VoiceOver is a built-in screen reader for the OS and iOS (Mac/Apple) devices.  It provides a spoken description of what is being presented on…

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iOS 11 - Review and Neat Tip Tech Tips Technology Training

I am a visually impaired iOS user.  I use my iPhone 7 Plus for almost everything I do as an Assistive Technology Consultant – scheduling appointments, taking notes, using email, budgeting, invoicing, etc.  I must say that the iOS 11 upgrade has certainly met my needs. The fonts are truly amazing and now I am…

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Teaching a student with visual impairments for the first time can be intimidating, but there are many resources available to help and there are lots of assistive technologies specifically designed for students with low vision or blindness. Every visually impaired student is different and has different needs so there is no one-size-fits-all guideline. To get…

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Is The iPad Not All You Thought It Would Be? Training

iPads and tablets can be great assistive technology, but sometimes they are not enough. Has your organization invested in iPads and tablets, but now you find these devices to be lacking? Do you or your students find struggling with holding an iPad while trying to read or write to be distracting? Have you had issues…

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Comcast is partnering with organizations dedicated to serving people with visual disabilities to bring the company’s new voice guidance technology to more people.  The “talking guide” is a feature on the X1 platform that reads aloud selections like program titles, network names and time slots as well as DVR and On Demand settings, giving users…

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