LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader Change Notification

LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader Has Been Updated! We are excited to announce a recent (November 2022) modification that will take effect on all new LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Readers: The wireless communication between the keypad and the LyriQ main unit has changed. The new interface is BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) which is much more reliable than…

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Mr. Magnifier Handheld Magnifier Holiday Discount

Mr. Magnifier Handheld Magnifier Holiday Discount Uncategorized

It’s time to get ready for the holidays with our Mr. Magnifier Handheld Magnifier Holiday Discount! Mr. Magnifier is a set of handheld magnifiers, which are a great 1st step for anyone who has been diagnosed with macular degeneration, or any form of vision loss. The Mr. Magnifier Handheld Magnifiers are professional grade magnifiers, with…

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Top 12 Handheld Magnifying Glasses

Top 12 Handheld Magnifying Glasses Uncategorized

Handheld magnifying glasses are beneficial low vision aids for someone with low vision and blindness when dealing with tasks like reading, doing crossword puzzles, or anything else that requires you to look at something up close. However, many people find that it’s not easy to find the correct magnifier for them. If you’re like this,…

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What to consider when choosing Braille Readers

What does a braille reader do? A braille reader is a device that helps users read braille. It typically consists of a display panel with braille cells, which users can read by running their fingers over the braille bumps. Some braille readers also have a braille keyboard, which allows users to type in braille directly.…

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Easter Seals Virtual Conference 2021 – Thank you for visiting our virtual booth!

Easter Seals Virtual Conference 2021 - Thank you for visiting our virtual booth! Uncategorized

Thank you for taking the time to visit our virtual booth at the September 17th Easter Seals Conference. We were honored to have such positive feedback on the information we provided and people who have requested a free demonstration of our products. If you would like a free copy of our Easter Seals Virtual Conference…

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How Google’s Lookout app helps users with low vision

How Google's Lookout app helps users with low vision Uncategorized

Google recently announced a host of new Android accessibility services and features, including handwriting recognition on the Lookout app. Earlier this week, Google announced some new Android features that would help users do more with their phones. Keeping in mind people with motor and speech disabilities, Google announced “Camera Switches” and “Project Activate” — two…

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McDonald’s installs Vispero technology in kiosks for blind, low vision customers

McDonald’s installs Vispero technology in kiosks for blind, low vision customers Uncategorized Announcements News

McDonald’s has selected Vispero’s assistive technology to provide blind and low vision customers with an accessible kiosk experience, according to a press release. Vispero’s JAWS Kiosk has already been deployed to select McDonald’s U.S. company-owned restaurants, as well as newly deployed kiosks in U.S. franchise locations. Creating an accessible and usable kiosk experience for McDonald’s…

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Apple previews powerful software updates designed for people with disabilities

Apple previews powerful software updates designed for people with disabilities Uncategorized

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA  Apple announced powerful software features designed for people with mobility, vision, hearing, and cognitive disabilities. These next-generation technologies showcase Apple’s belief that accessibility is a human right and advance the company’s long history of delivering industry-leading features that make Apple products customizable for all users. Later this year, with software updates across all…

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Vision Tests: Visual Acuity Test and Amsler Grid

Vision Tests: Visual Acuity Test and Amsler Grid Uncategorized

A diagnosis of macular degeneration is made as a result of a comprehensive dilated eye exam, which includes a variety of tests, including a visual acuity test and Amsler grid. Taken together, along with photographs and scans of the back of the eye, the information provided by these tests gives your eye doctor an idea of your eye…

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Clement J. Krug, Sr. Award – We need your help

Clement J. Krug, Sr. Award - We need your help Uncategorized

First and foremost, we want to express our best wishes for everyone’s good health as we navigate through this changing environment. As you might recall, New England Low Vision and Blindness is currently conducting the Clement J. Krug, Sr. Award, established to recognize a student who exemplifies a Let’s Go Attitude.  The winner of the…

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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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Online Shopping and Banking: Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments

Online Shopping and Banking: Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments Uncategorized Resources Tech Tips Technology

Whether you are employed, receiving Social Security retirement or disability payments, or living off your savings and investments, as a person with a visual impairment you are just as much a consumer as anyone else. You need to shop for groceries, clothing, furniture, pots, and pans the same as everyone else you know. You may…

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