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Touchscreen Smartphone Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments and Blindness

When a sighted person uses a touchscreen smartphone or tablet, he or she taps icons or slides a finger across the display in order to make things happen. Happily, the three major touchscreen platforms from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, each include two built-in accessibility features for people with visual impairments: a screen magnifier and a…
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The Mobile Revolution for people who are blind or have low vision

If you’ve ever watched an episode of Star Trek, you will doubtless recall how the crew of the Starship Enterprise was able to keep in touch with each other by means of a small device, called a communicator, attached to their uniforms, and to access data and a galaxy of other information via hand-held tricorders.…
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National Trade-In Your Old Clunker Month

June is National Trade-In Your Old Clunker Month. Why settle for a loud, slow, gigantic, unreliable, rusty difficult to use old “CCTV” clunker? Consider investing in yourself or your client by taking advantage of National Trade-In Your Old Clunker Month and let the trained low vision specialists at New England Low Vision and Blindness help you…
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Computer Access for People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Findings from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Preliminary Report established that an estimated 20.6 million adult Americans (or nearly 10% of all adult Americans) reported they either “have trouble” seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, or that they are blind or unable to see at all. Of course, if you (or…
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Smarter Balanced Assessment Testing

The Smarter Balanced Assessment testing is just around the corner. Are you prepared to support students who require a braille accommodation? In a testing situation, a test administrator and a student will use a secure browser environment that supports both automatic and on-demand requests for embossing. If you are not we are here to help!…
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National Video Magnifier Month

May is National Video Magnifier Month. “What wheelchair is to someone who has trouble walking, so electronic video magnification technology is to someone who has trouble seeing.” -Scott Krug, President, New England Low Vision and Blindness As recently published in the New England Low Vision and Blindness white paper ‘You’ve been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration…
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